Stuff by: Steven Ward

Cassie Marin
On “Tanto,” Cassie Marin offers nothing but optimism & vibrant dance-hooks in the face of adversity

Los Angeles vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Cassie Marin has shared a new single with the release of “Tanto,” a vibrantly kinetic new bop that centers on her now seven-year-long battle with an autoimmune disease. Singing in her first language to pay homage to her Cuban-American identity, the new song is a bass-thumping mix of indietronica […]

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Lord Huron at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery by Steven Ward
Lord Huron give lovers and phantoms alike a reason to sway at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

If there ever was a more perfect venue for Lord Huron to offer up their haunting, vintage-rock love songs it was amongst the colossal stone crypts and tombstone fields of Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Bathed in the ghostly atmosphere of a blue California dusk, the band were a collection of animated phantoms under the smokey light […]

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Joel Jerome
Behind-the-scenes indie-hero Joel Jerome shares heartaching new single “When You Land”

Joel Jerome, the behind-the-scenes mentor, producer, and engineer of many a burgeoning indie band, has finally announced his next project with the release of his new single “When You Land.” The song is a lilting, acoustic-led ballad, one that tumbles between strums, plucks, and Jerome’s own delicate musings about the colossal undertaking loving someone can […]

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Luna Li
Luna Li teases debut album and shares new single “Flowers (In Full Bloom)” (feat. Serena Isioma)

Teasing a hotly-anticipated debut album for release in 2022, multi-instrumentalist and producer Luna Li has shared new music in the form of “Flower (In Full Bloom)” featuring Serena Isioma. The new song departs from some of the more guitar-driven pop that Li had garnered excitement for with her jams EP last year, but in no […]

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IDLES
IDLES share soul-swooning new single “The Beachland Ballroom” and announce new album “Crawler”

IDLES have finally announced a release date for their new album Crawler and the good news also comes with a new single in the form of explosive-swayer “The Beachland Ballroom.” Named after the iconic Ohio venue, the song is an emphatic, soul-baring celebration of the band’s growth — from playing the little rooms and dreaming […]

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BIIANCO
BIIANCO shares interactive new video for her ecstatically dreamy new single “pins and needles”

Los Angele dance-pop artist BIIANCO has shared a mesmerizing and interactive new video for their latest single “pins and needles,” a dreamily ecstatic pop anthem from their upcoming EP Mixtape #2. Written about the artist’s experience with monumental heartbreak, “pins and needles” manage to be a song that you can both empty your pain into […]

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Dolly Daggers
Dolly Dagger shares debut single/video for instantly classic grunge piece “Break and Bend”

L.A. indie-rocker (by way of Australia), Dolly Dagger has shared her debut single with the release of her odd-ball new video for “Break and Bend.” A proper grungy track that reverberates with Dolly Dagger and and Jesse McInturff’s singed guitars and power-punk rushes, the new song follows Dolly’s sluggish but hopeful movements through the malaise […]

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Bartees Strange
Bartees Strange shares another rollicking, stadium-sized anthem with new single “Weights”

Earnest rocker Bartees Strange has shared a thundering new anthem with the release of his new single “Weights,” as well as a deluxe version of his emphatic debut Live Forever which comes with reworks of “Flagey God Redux” and “Free Kelly Rowland.” On “Weights” Strange has crafted another stadium-sized rollicker, his ever galvanizing wails sprinting […]

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Lucy Dacus at Observatory OC by Steven Ward
Lucy Dacus brings her urgent anthems to the Observatory OC; Miya Folick floors the crowd with opening set

There is an urgency with which Lucy Dacus unwinds her poignant anthems that never fails to enrapture the crowds that find themselves the happy target of her beguiling lull. Whether hushed to silence by the woeful heartache that unfolds on “Christine,” or driven to shout-along to the Springsteen-esque rhapsody of “Hot & Heavy,” the crowd […]

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St. Panther
St. Panther shares the funkier side of life’s turbulence on new single / video “Problems”

Now making East L.A. her home, singer / songwriter St. Panther has shared a late-summer jammer with the release of “Problems,” one of the first singles since the release of her much loved These Days EP. Glowing piano tumbles give way to the snap-elastic-bounce of rubbery bass as Panther — in that ever-soothing, raspy croon […]

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