Stuff by: Zoe Elaine

Hotel Cafe joins UnCancelled Music Fest featuring Madison Malone, MILCK, Rett Madison + more

The music industry and especially local, independent scenes have been badly wounded in the wake of the mandatory venue closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Live streaming has been an easy stopgap to reaching fans and soothing some understandable anxiety with music, but it doesn’t quite make up for tour cancellations. Now venues are able […]

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Gateway Drugs return with patient new single “Wait (Medication)” plus LP announcement

If you were in need of a quick fix, LA’s Gateway Drugs has returned with a new single and an album announcement. “Wait (Medication)” is the first cut from the quartet’s sophomore LP, PSA, which was recorded live at Josh Homme’s Pink Duck Studios and is due out on May 8th. The new track was […]

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Half Waif Guides Us Through the Seasons on New Single ‘In August’ —Livestream Her Performance on March 27

During this quarantine, it will be difficult to keep track of time. In the short-term, it might also mean the inadvertent end to relationships that came with the routines we have now abandoned—I’ll personally miss my usual barista and the commuters I see every morning on the train. Half Waif’s new single, “In August,” mourns […]

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Premiere: Debut LP from Polartropica is a ‘Dream Come True’—She Headlines ‘Love is Gay Fest’ March 14

The title of Polartropica’s debut album, due out tomorrow and available to stream below, makes clear where the local artist is in her career. Across the 10 tracks of Dreams Come True, and spanning all the songs, videos, and shows that have come before, Polartropica is bursting at the seams with joy and encouragement. And […]

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Diet Cig Is “Thriving,” Thanks for Asking—Stream New Single, LA Date at Teragram Oct. 22

In case you were wondering, Diet Cig is doing great. On their new single, lead singer Alex Luciano is almost too eager to convince us of that fact. “Thriving” is the second cut from the band’s forthcoming record, Do You Wonder About Me?, due out May 1 on Frenchkiss Records. They will be headed on […]

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talker’s New Single Sorts Through Her Identities—Celebrate the New EP March 8 at the Bootleg

It’s hard to find yourself. talker has experienced her fair share of growing pains; her new song, “Suck Up,” co-written and produced with Dan Sadin, releases all the pent-up frustration that comes with self-exploration. Perhaps in spite of the lyrics, the guitars are confident and unrelenting. It is a strong statement, one that fits well […]

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U.S. Girls Proclaim the Value of an American Dollar Alongside Heavy Light LP Announcement

Toronto’s U.S. Girls, aka musician and producer Meg Remy, is back with two new songs cut from a new album, Heavy Light. The upbeat energy of “4 American Dollars” and “Overtime” adds a new layer to the rich storytelling that fans have come to expect. U.S. Girls are headed on tour to share new tunes; […]

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Dance Along with Wargirl Until You’re Golden — New Song “Dancing Gold”

That steady drum isn’t in your head, it’s coming from Wargirl’s single, “Dancing Gold,” which will appear on their upcoming LP. The local group infuses lo-fi garage rock with deep funk grooves for a nearly psychedelic experience; the brand new track also features a carnal battlecry to simply be oneself. Tonight don’t miss your chance […]

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Cyn Takes Her Angelic Voice to the Moroccan Lounge — New Single “Lonely Gun”

The latest single from Detroit-born, LA-based artist Cyn is an alarming romp, which you may have heard if you went to see Birds of Prey this past weekend. “Lonely Gun” has an erratic energy apt for the movie it soundtracked—a continuation of her recent EP in both spirit and style. Cyn will be touring this […]

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mxmtoon’s New Song “Fever Dream” Wants You to Savor Every Moment

With the entire city in mourning after the loss of Kobe Bryant, there is no better time for mxmtoon’s new single, “fever dream.” In it, the LA-based musician encourages us to avoid complacency and enjoy every fleeting moment. The track is the first she has released since her album The Masquerade came out last year. […]

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