Stuff by: Zoe Elaine

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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On “Competition,” Amber Mark Preaches Love—Debut LP Coming Soon

A huge milestone approaches for Amber Mark, the New York-based artist that will break your heart with a single note. Her debut album is planned for release later this year and the first single, “Worth It,” dropped earlier this year. “Competition” is the latest track to be unveiled and reflects a feeling that any public […]

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Torii Wolf Bares Their Teeth (and Soul) on Splendid Ten Billion Years EP
Torii Wolf Bares Their Teeth (and Soul) on Splendid Ten Billion Years EP

Fans of Torii Wolf never have to wait long before the artist releases something new and immediately captivating. Music videos, plenty of one-off singles, and even a 4-track EP with Louymadeabanger all were part of the involuntary lead-up to their new EP; now that it’s out, Ten Billion Years has overshadowed the rest, baring Wolf’s […]

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Hot Artist Alert: Savor the Sunny Dream Pop of Jelani Aryeh on “From These Heights”—Debut LP Due This Summer

Get your first taste of summer listening to the latest releases from Filipino/African-American artist, Jelani Aryeh. His music channels the sunny pop sensibilities of 2000s indie bands like The Shins or Beach House, even though he was born only one year prior to the release of Oh, Inverted World. Regardless, Aryeh has his own debut […]

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Little Simz Honors Black Women Around the World on Latest Single “Woman”

Don’t let the title of Little Simz forthcoming album fool you; her leading singles have both been bombastic and demanding of your attention. Sometimes I Might Be Introvert is due out September 3rd via Age 101, and will contain “Woman,” the most recent release from the London-based artist featuring repeat collaborator Cleo Sol. It is […]

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Snarling B-side “Sunny Place for Shady People” Encapsulates Lawrence Rothman’s Anxiety Living in ‘Trump Country’—Good Morning, America LP Due 7/16

For Lawrence Rothman, existence is political. In the lead-up to the general election last fall, the genderfluid artist was living in Missouri, which they describe as Trump country. The threat of persecution constantly surrounded Rothman, and indirectly gave them the inspiration for “Sunny Place for Shady People,” a b-side featuring Son Little that is not […]

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Tenderpunk Trailblazers illuminati hotties Return With Release of “MMMOOOAAAAAYAYA” and Slimy Music Video

If all you know about illuminati hotties was their phenomenal 2018 album, Kiss Yr Frenemies, then you likely missed out on all the drama that went down between them and their label. (You may also have missed the genius of the FREE I.H. compilation, which is essential listening.) Now, free from turmoil, band leader Sarah […]

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Death Valley Girls Celebrate the “Little Things” in New Video

In their new music video, Death Valley Girls encourage keeping your head in the clouds. This nation certainly knows dark times, yet the dawn approaches as we vaccinate our community and bolster herd immunity. “Little Things” appears on the LA band’s recent album Under the Spell of Joy, which is the very beacon of positivity […]

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