Stuff by: Zoe Elaine

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Feminist Punks OBJECT AS SUBJECT To Perform at Repro Rights Benefit RADICAL ACTS at Zebulon

The last we heard from OBJECT AS SUBJECT, they had just released their very first single. “Weaponry” was a bombastic introduction to the project led by Paris Hurley, which led to the release of a full-length album, PERMISSION, just a few months later. This feminist collective will be performing at RADICAL ACTS: A Party for […]

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Japanese Punks CHAI Prep New Album Release and LA Show at the Moroccan

Who are your favorite Japanese rock stars? Can you think of any at all? This quartet is here to change that. Founded by twins Mana and Kana, CHAI is a punk band from Nagoya, Japan, and they will drop their sophomore LP this Friday. They call it PUNK, an obvious title considering their mission. They […]

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Amanda Palmer Makes No Compromises on There Will Be No Intermission LP—See Her at the Ace Theatre on May 11

Amanda Palmer takes no breaks. She also uses no shortcuts, and she rarely compromises. The creative titan has released another album, called There Will Be No Intermission, and it thunders with as much authority as the figure herself. Art was made for each track—all 20 of them—and can be purchased on her website, along with […]

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Premiere: Feminist Fatales Egg Drop Soup Share Video for New Mix of “PMS”

In 1993, Damon Albarn painted a portrait of the United States’ damaged relationship with fame through “Miss America,” off Blur’s second album. Though they were known as an uptempo Britpop band, this track is discordant and slow—and begs to be sneered at. “I don’t mind,” Albarn drones in the chorus, “I love only you.” A […]

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Premiere: Reykjavik’s Pale Moon Endure a Sunny “Exile”

The title of Pale Moon’s debut single alludes to their nomadic origins. While the Icelandic duo has not been formally removed from any place, they have traveled quite a lot; Natasha Sushchenko is originally from Russia while Árni Gudjonsson was born and raised on the verdant arctic island. They met in Spain and decided that […]

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Premiere + Interview: Pander Sera Wants to Rattle Your Sternum

Sean Draper is a clever experimenter. The first thing you notice about her, especially if her forthcoming record is your introduction to the project, is the wordplay in her album title and moniker. Then you will be hit by the technicolor waves of fuzz and noise. Bothy is Pander Sera’s debut LP due out next […]

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Vintage Gold: The Many Lives of Son House, the Father of Delta Blues

Among the many iconic music moments on the documentary It Might Get Loud, Jack White’s favorite song stands out. He wordlessly pulls a twelve inch record out of a dusty sleeve and places the needle onto the wax. He doesn’t look at anything as he listens, unless you count a blank stare at the art […]

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Premiere: Beware “Thieves” of SAÍGO’s Moody New Single

As far as local artists go, SAÍGO may be one of the most thoughtful. Each message he conveys means something personally and is capable of fostering a dialogue across a myriad subjects. His newest single is called “Thieves,” but the only thing it means to steal is your heart. Listen to it exclusively below. “Each […]

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Wiggle Along to Scott Gilmore’s New LP This Week, Release Party March 4 at Zebulon

Scott Gilmore is a local musician whose style will twist your mind into soft pretzels, complete with mustard smothered over the whole thing. It is a combination of tastes—fun glitches meet cool synthwave—and is some of the freshest sounds in LA’s electronica scene.  His new album is due out on March 1st, with a record […]

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Premiere: talker Embraces Her Haunted Side on New Horror Films EP, Release Show on Feb 27

Local songwriter Celeste Tauchar earned her stripes touring with bands like Frenship, but has proven her independent prowess with her new EP as talker. The leading singles were a good indication of what was to come, and the full release packs a punch. The record is due out tomorrow, but today you can listen to […]

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