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Magdalena Bay
2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Artists to Watch Featuring Magdalena Bay

2021 has been a banner year for Los Angeles based indie duo Magdalena Bay. They released their electrifying debut album, Mercurial World, wrapped up a large supporting tour with George Clanton and just announced their own headlining tour for 2022. Reaping a rich and eclectic sound from seeds of inspiration, Magdalena Bay’s Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin […]

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2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Artists to Watch Featuring boylife

Releasing earlier this year his debut album, gelato, L.A. artist boylife, the musical project of Ryan Yoo, has brought five years of work to a crescendo, resulting in an emotional, deeply seeded piece that captures a wide breadth of feeling and experiences. Distilling the consorted moments of going through life unaware of your own mental […]

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Ai Bendr
2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists to Watch Featuring Ai Bendr

As the project of the Australian born, Michigan raised artist Chioma Ai Bendors Ilozor — Ai Bendr, who is now based in L.A., has spent the last two years cultivating an ever-growing following enamored by her affecting pop ballads. Her first single, the heartrending and soulful “Love Me Low,” helped fuel the fire when it […]

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Junior Mesa
2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists to Watch Featuring Junior Mesa

Continuing with the success of his EP, Cirque Du Freak, local artist Junior Mesa ended 2021 with more visuals from his project, a psyche pop stunner filled with existential questions and self discovery. As a deeply personal and conceptual work, the five-track EP elevates Mesa’s music to new heights as he writes about his struggles […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Hana Vu
2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists To Watch featuring Hana Vu

With the release of her new album Public Storage, music artist and songwriter Hana Vu ended 2021 on an electrifying high note. Armed with disarmingly dexterous vocals and an incisive ability for extracting life’s poetic wonder, Vu pools her engrossing lyricism around a vibrant and ever-shifting soundscape. From the twinkling, dreamily melancholic “April Fool,” to […]

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Wallice
2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists To Watch featuring Wallice

Los Angeles DIY-artist Wallice has had a prolific year. She released her stellar debut EP Off the Rails, a six-song collection of indie-pop leaning bops that introduced fans to her self-deprecating and incisive songwriting. But the 22-year-old also made a few live show milestones, performing at her first music festival at Head in the Clouds […]

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2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists to Watch Featuring Jensen McRae

With a sultry voice that carefully articulates every syllable of wisdom sewn into her lyrics, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Jensen McRae crafts sentimentally deep music that has come full blossom this year with the release of her debut EP, Who Hurt You?. Her propensity for songwriting and singing is also exemplified in her latest single “My […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Jagged Baptist Club
2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists to Watch featuring Jagged Baptist Club

Every now and then some masquerading fan of music offers up the out-of-touch lament that “rock is dead.” After giving them the biggest eye roll you can muster, be sure to point them in the direction of unruly rockers Jagged Baptist Club and their two blistering albums – two potent examples of rock in its […]

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Kali
2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists to Watch featuring KALI

Young and full of musical prowess, 17-year-old Kali Flanagan, known by her stage name KALI, is unabashed in her music and has a lot to say about being young and navigating the world at large. Writing about the pangs of youth and how confusing it is to grow older, introspective lyrics meet a delicious indie-pop […]

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best songs of 2021 from los angeles
Best Songs from Los Angeles-Based Artists and Bands in 2021

Los Angeles, we love you! While we love supporting each and every LA-based music artist and band that graces our pages, some songs and tracks stick a little more than others. Whether it be their rhythm and sound, lyrics, or just straight up time and place — the songs below left us with lasting impressions. […]

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best song release of December 2021
Best New Song Releases of December, 2021

Featuring a variety of independent and lesser known music artists, our Best New Song Releases of December, 2021 glimmer with 50 new songs. December’s featured artists include: Juan Son, Sun Atlas, Cults, G.L.A.M., Perris, Phoebe Bridgers, Grimes, Drama, Aurora and more. As always, we feature new song releases from independent musicians and up-and-coming artists, as […]

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The Best Indie Christmas Songs Released in 2021

Tis the season for endless Christmas music, and we’re not talking about the played out classics you hear on KOST 103.5 — your abuela’s station. Fill your mug with holiday cheer with our best “indie” Christmas songs released in 2021! Featuring Spoon, Ingrid Michaelson, Masego, Joel Jerome, Nao, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Surfbort, Drama, and more […]

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PRIMAVERA SOUND LA
Primavera Sound LA arrives at LA State Historic Park feat. Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Nine Inch Nails and more

Now this is how we like to start our Mondays! Primavera Sound LA has revealed their inaugural festival lineup featuring Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Nine Inch Nails, Arca, Boy Harsher, Buscabulla, King Krule, Chai, Clairo, Darkside, Mitski, Dry Cleaning, James Blake, Jehnny Beth, John Talabot, Khruangbin, Kim Gordon, and many many more. Primavera Sound LA will take […]

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