Stuff by: Zoe Elaine

Up-and-Coming Star Serena Isioma Is Crowned as “King” on New Single

Chicago-based artist Serena Isioma is ready for their coronation. Earlier this year, Isioma (say: e-seeohma) released Sensitive, an eclectic, genre-smashing EP which caught the attention of critics. For a first body of work, it’s impressive, featuring elements from across the alternative and emo scenes. The new single proves that Sensitive was just the beginning: on […]

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Premiere: Straddling Childhood & Adulthood, EMÆL Debut “3/4 In” off forthcoming LP

As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, Grimy Goods honors local group EMÆL, led by Emmanuel Ventura-Cruess. The Fullerton native is half-Mexican and has a bunch of new music ready for all to hear. Last month, the band released a new single, “THREE60,” an even-tempered yet mystical indie rock tune, and today they have […]

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Elohim Copes With the Good, the Bad and the Groovy on New Single “Good Day Bad Day”

Despite her recent single, “I’m Lost,” Elohim has never felt more on course. The songwriter is reliable for compelling indietronica, and she always delivers something different, from heart-wrenching ballads to haunting dance parties. Her latest track shows her vulnerability and optimism, layered over a groove that will draw you out of your seat. Listen to […]

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Premiere+Interview: Pander Sera Deviates from Her Own Deviations on Errant LP

After establishing her own rhythms, Pander Sera is ready to shake everything up again. Last spring, the Los Angeles noise artist, also known as Swan, released Bothy, a raucous explosion of percussion and wit. The sound of that record was unified and relentless—ambitious enough to leave a distinct mark, though not quite the breadth of […]

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All Black Queens to the Front: Rap Alongside Sampa the Great and Junglepussy by Entering “Time’s Up” Remix Competition

The world is finally ready for Sampa the Great. The Zambian rapper, raised in Botswana and currently based in Australia, represents the electric underground rap scene, always sure to incorporate elements of herself—from her lyrics to Afro-centric instrumentation in a track’s production. Her fierce flow has been matched recently by Krown and Junglepussy, on “Time’s […]

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Michi Reflects on Isolation in New Single “Escondida”—Sugarbaby EP Due Oct 16

If you’re haunted by regrets, Michi might be able to help. Her new single will appear on her debut EP, Sugarbaby, due out October 16th, which is already shaping up to be a delicious release. The Los Angeles native released her first single last summer, and every sound since has been just as groovy. Case […]

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Perto and Banoffee Team Up for “I Miss You,” Recorded Between Melbourne Lockdowns

The pandemic is at once a worldwide and fiercely local phenomenon—Los Angeles has been at varying stages of locked down over the past six months, while Melbourne, Australia had a period where their restrictions were lifted before a second wave of infections began to spread. In that short requiem, Perto and Banoffee were able to […]

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Restore Your Faith in Community with Sumeau’s “Circle Circle” Ahead of Forthcoming This Is Not a Dream LP

It’s impossible to track the days anymore, and yet local nine-piece collective Sumeau (say: sumo) has dropped the perfect Sunday morning tune. “Circle Circle” is the lead single from their forthcoming record, This Is Not a Dream, due out November 13th. The easygoing track, a pinnacle of dream-pop, celebrates the people in our lives that […]

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Ziemba Reveals Uneasy New Single and Video for “Harbor Me” Lifted from Forthcoming True Romantic LP

Among the revelations on Ziemba’s new record, that she is a romantic might be the most shocking of all. The artist and journalist also known as René Kladzyk has always toyed with relationships, though typically between energies rather than explicit affairs. Her 2015 record Hope Is Never was more about reaction than grief, and Ardis, […]

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Move Over Bruce Wayne, It’s Time for “Batimami”—New Single from Mami Sandunga & Chaboi

A new superhero has entered our realm. Get Robert Pattinson out of your head because our new savior is Mami Sandunga & Chaboi, and their new track, “Batimami.” It’s a club anthem (minus the club), fueled by Chaboi’s fusion trap production, that begs listeners to dance. This is the first joint single the duo has […]

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