Stuff by: Zoe Elaine

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos & Spooky Season with “La Maldita Bruja” by Nancy Sanchez

It’s spooky season, and while you prepare an elaborate Halloween costume, give a listen to the haunting melodies of Nancy Sanchez. The LA-via-Mexico singer/songwriter is known for her rich blend of musical styles, culminating in a genre which she has coined Mexican-American art pop. Her latest single is more a dirge compared to her notable […]

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Ambar Lucid Reveals More of Herself in ‘Mixto’ x Spotify Singles

Everyone is falling in line behind the passionate artistry of Ambar Lucid. With support from YouTube Music, television syncs, and the folks who sold out her forthcoming Troubadour show, her star is just beginning to shine at maximum lumens. The Mexican-Dominican musician released Get Lost in the Music EP earlier this year and, more recently, […]

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illuminati hotties’ Release Mesmeric Single “Threatening Each Other Re: Capitalism” Ahead of Tour Supporting Death Cab For Cutie

As we near the release date for their new album, Let Me Do One More, illuminati hotties deliver a new slow-burning single. The local tenderpunk band, helmed by Sarah Tudzin, recently announced a tour accompanying Death Cab For Cutie, as well as a local show at Zebulon to celebrate the new record. The unhurried new […]

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Will Jay Loses His Sense of Time and Self in Bright Indie Single “Was it Even Real?”

Will Jay is not the only one who has lost track of time. Since 2019 still feels like “last year,” Will Jay must be riding high from the release of his debut album which came out last summer. Perfectionist indicated a new direction for the local artist’s career, one that is paved with happy and […]

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Rico Nasty Drops Music Video for Summer Single “Magic” — Catch her live at Rolling Loud CA

If anything was a cultural reset in the past three years, it was Rico Nasty’s “Smack a Bitch.” The iconic single and its remix appear on Rico’s debut album Nightmare Vacation, which was released only last year. The punk-rap star from the DMV has wasted no time with new material—her forthcoming mixtape Rx will include […]

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Elohim Promises to “Treat You Better” as Part of Self-Exploration Culminating on Aug 27 with ‘Journey to the Center of Myself’ Vol. 2 EP Release

Few contemporary independent pop artists approach the level of insight that we have come to expect from Elohim. The Los Angeles dance-pop musician pours herself into her songwriting, moreso now than ever before; the second volume of her four-part Journey to the Center of Myself EP series will show a continuation of Elohim’s creative reinvigoration […]

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Hot Artist Alert: Aroe Phoenix Uses Pain for Good on Bouncy New Single “Cansar en Paz”—Alba EP Drops Aug. 16

“Music is that kind of thing that continues to pour into your soul and never takes anything from you,” said Aroe Phoenix, a trilingual singer-songwriter based in L.A. Born in Los Angeles and raised for most of her adolescence in México, Aroe Phoenix’s precious voice adds to the mystique of her altogether fresh take on […]

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Asian & Latinx Punk Band The Linda Lindas Deal with Stubborn Friends on “Oh!”

Before any of their music was up on Bandcamp, we were introduced to The Linda Lindas at the Palladium, opening up for feminist punk legends, Bikini Kill. Then, after dropping several tunes including a political number aptly titled “Vote!,” their AAPI Heritage Month performance at the Cypress Park Library went viral. This brilliant quartet of […]

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Naughty Beach Vibes Are All Over “Eternity” By Adeline Featuring Joshua J

If you thought Adeline’s 2020 was huge, well, have you checked in with her at all this year? Grimy Goods has covered her recent singles, which have all painted the French-Caribbean singer/bassist/producer in the most brilliant light. Her new track is worthy of a beach excursion that never ends; one could argue the music video […]

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Premiere: Cambria and its “Wild Sea” Inspired New Dresage Music Video & ‘Terror Nights / Terror Days’ EP

Keeley Bumford knows what it’s like to gather your courage and face fear head-on. Her EP Terror Nights / Terror Days describes the very anxieties that have made her falter in years past, yet the release has a triumphant end. The Los Angeles musician and producer also known as Dresage begins the release with “Who […]

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