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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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Patricia Sanchez |
2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Artists to Watch Featuring appleby
2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Artists to Watch Featuring appleby

For Chicago born, now L.A. based, artist appleby, 2021 has been a year of growth and expansion, both professionally and personally. The convergence of life experience and catharsis of making music culminated this year into appleby’s latest EP, While You We’re Sleeping, a project that explored the young artist’s emotions and mental state while also […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Jarina de marco
2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Artists to Watch Featuring Jarina De Marco

L.A. based Dominican and Brazilian artist Jarina de Marco has spent 2021 releasing a bouquet of banging singles and lending her voice to two different cinematic soundtracks — F9 and the animated movie Sing 2. Her single for Sing 2, “Suéltate,” also featuring Sam i, Anitta and BIA — puts De Marco in the middle […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
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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Patricia Sanchez |
Agender
2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists to Watch Featuring Agender

Los Angeles four-piece Agender concocts the kind of ravishing and agitated post-punk that’s not for the faint of heart. Self-described as creators of “schizo, synthy, paranoid” music, their songs juggle feelings of existential dread with a potent “fetish for femininity.” Originally the solo project of Australian singer/songwriter Romy Hoffman, Agender eventually grew to include the […]

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Steven Ward |
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 |
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2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists to Watch Featuring Nick Pagan

Reaching deep into the spirit of California’s Hispanic roots — classic low riders, pomade-firm hair and crooning oldies — L.A. based musician, Nick Pagan strikes a nostalgic tone in his music, sticking firmly to the “new-wop” sound that binds him to the past while also poising him as a timeless voyager adrift in an endless […]

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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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2022 Forecast: Los Angeles Music Artists To Watch featuring Gabriels

Gabriels might only have two EPs under their belt but they are without a doubt one of the most stunning acts to release music in 2021. Sporting the talents of rapturous gospel singer and choir director Jacob Lusk and his two co-producers — the classically trained musician/soundtrack artist Ari Balouzia and director Ryan Hope — […]

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Steven Ward |