Stuff by: Steven Ward

UTK
UTK shares a new song/video “NH” dedicated to his mentor Nipsey Hussle

Born and raised in Leimert Park, CA where he found himself a mentee of Nipsey Hussle — lyricist, producer, and actor UTK has shared a new single “NH” dedicated to the man whom he shared a neighborhood with. UTK (an acronym for the “Universe, The King”) first met Hussle after winning the Craft Syndicate / […]

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Ian Sweet imagines her body as both a weapon and means of defense on new single “Sword”

Ian Sweet—the cathartic creation of Jilian Medford—has unveiled her latest single: “Sword,” a dreamy, pop manifesto of self-sustaining strength. Imagining her body as both a source of power and defense, Sweet wades into the anxiousness that comes out of feeling like you’re constantly being rendered helpless. Elusive and deceptively catchy, “Sword” molds Sweet’s fears and […]

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the naked and famous
The Naked and Famous return with life-affirming lyric video for new single “Death”

Los Angeles indie-darlings The Naked and Famous have shared a somber, affecting new song titled “Death,” off their forthcoming new record Recover. The new track is a slow-burning, synth-structured ballad that sees duo Alisa Xayalith and Thom Powers swapping their heart-wrenching croons against a backdrop of cascading electronics. Squeezed between all the big questions of […]

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Girl Friday find nostalgia and distress in the oddities of reality T.V. in new video “Amber’s Knees: A Matter of Concern”

Girl Friday have shared the music video from their new single “Amber’s Knees: A Matter of Concern” from their upcoming album Androgynous Mary. Directed by the band themselves—which comprised of guitarist Vera Ellen, bassist Libby Hsieh, drummer Virginia Pettis, and guitarist Sierra Scott—the video is a coy homage to “Rock of Love” starring none other […]

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Chelsea Wolfe and Jess Gowrie team-up on new project Mrs. Piss; share two blisteringly good new singles

Mrs. Piss, a new collaborative effort between Chelsea Wolfe and Jess Gowrie, have shared the first two single from their upcoming debut album Self Surgery. The first, “Downer Surrounded by Uppers,” is a brilliantly noisy and eviscerating track, one that Wolfe finds room enough amidst the drum-pummeled soundscape to fill it with her gutting howls. […]

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no age
No Age get nostalgic accidentally with new video for “Head Sport Full Face”

No Age have shared a new driving, blissfully energetic punk anthem in their new single “Head Sport Full Face.” The song is accompanied by a video that uses archival footage shot by Aaron Rose (director of 2008’s Beautiful Losers) of the band from a decade ago—stitched together into a nostalgic ode to the blistering, anxious […]

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Total Recluse
Total Recluse share woozy love song “Please Don’t Break My Heart (Put Your 4AD Records In The Microwave)”

Silver Lake’s Total Recluse—aka Richard—shared a woozy ballad of the most poignant heartache in their newest single, “Please Don’t Break My Heart (Put Your 4AD Records In The Microwave).” The song was written as a nod to Ariel Pink’s cover of “Baby,” which Richard and collaborator Jack Kennedy had been listening to at the latter’s […]

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Fawns of Love
Premiere: Fawns of Love share new reworked (Part-Time Punks) version of “Someday”

Fawns of Love, the Bakersfield post-punk duo, have shared another Part Time Punks Session: Permanent Revisited 12” EP (Obeah Records), this time with a reworked version of their song “Someday.” The new versions of their Permanent EP tracks – inspired by Cocteau Twins and New Order – were created for Michael Stock’s Part Time Punks radio show […]

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frogi
frogi shares haunting new single “til i turn blue”

Los Angeles singer/songwriter frogi has a new song titled “til i turn blue,” a haunting piano ballad that sees the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter expanding the creative world she initially started with her debut introvert EP. “We’re going through a really strange time right now and I hope this song can help a tiny bit,” shares […]

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Ambar Lucid
Ambar Lucid emerges as the burgeoning, unsilenced voice of a generation on debut “Garden of Lucid”

Dominican/Mexican-American artist Ambar Lucid has finally shared her debut album Garden of Lucid, an enchanted diary of personal triumph and strife that sees the singer/songwriter carving out her own niche. Mixing her Latin roots with an eclectic mix of genre-bending, Lucid has established herself as the burgeoning and unsilenced voice of a new generation of […]

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