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Premiere: Jen Awad Delivers Us From Toxic Apathy in “Basic Bitch”

A handful of Sundays ago, designer and musician Jen Awad joined Emma Cole onstage at the Moroccan for a few tracks at Wolf Bay’s single release party. As recorded in our review of the show, Awad hijacked the band for a show-stopping number of her own. That infectious song was “Basic Bitch,” and we are […]

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Velvet Starlings mingle 70s nostalgia with 21st century angst on new single “Sold Down the River”

Christian Gisborne, the 15-year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist behind indie outfit Velvet Starlings, hits the nail on the 70s stylized head with his single “Sold Down the River.” Billed as a Cage the Elephant meets Jim Morrison hybrid, Velvet Starlings lean heavily into the comparisons and a lot of it is perched on Gisborne’s sonorous wails. Hoarse, […]

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Premiere: Bone Acre is Post Punk for the #MeToo Era — watch riveting new video for “It’s OK”

High desert-based Bone Acre is a powerful story and a new music act fronted by Caroline Heerwagen. When they appear live, they are a quartet comprised of Jason Obergfoll, Adam D’Zurilla, Sean Burgess and Ashley Mendel. Bone Acre plans to put out a full-length record this Friday, after today’s premiere of a moving new music […]

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Premiere: Nathan Owen Delivers a Hopeful Message in Apocalyptic Video for “The Things We Left Below”

The world feels like it’s ending. But as long as we breathe, there is much to appreciate about life. At least that’s the message from the former frontman of Owenstone, Nathan Owen. He has been working on a solo project, and today’s premiere will add to a short list of new singles available now. It continues […]

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Prove Your Devotion with Empress Of’s New Single “Love For Me”

A few years ago, LA native Lorely Rodriguez, also known as Empress Of, released her debut record to indie acclaim. In the time since, it seems as though she has been constantly working on new material, putting out a couple of bold solo tracks and collaborating with Blood Orange (whom she recently opened for at […]

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Premiere: Holy Wars tackle birth and rebirth on new single “Born Dark”

Darkly intimate in the most honest and macabre of ways, Holy Wars have released their first single of the year in the form of “Born Dark.” Coming off last year’s Mother Father, a dedicated piece to singer Kat Leon’s late parents, the inherent pain and tragedy of personal experience bleed through on their latest release, but an ownership […]

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Premiere: L.A.-based songwriter Thayer Sarrano gives Leonard Cohen’s “If It Be Your Will” the haunting-choir treatment

A new transplant to the Los Angeles music scene, Thayer Sarrano embodies an authenticity and knack for raw portrayals of emotion that have undoubtedley made her an early favorite of ours. Having been raised in a monastic seminary and the picturesque swamplands of South Georgia where she was classically trained in writing instrumental music and […]

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Hot Band Alert: Thrash Along to Dream Wife’s Debut LP at the Echo on October 10

British-Icelandic power punk and gender non-conforming trio Dream Wife is about to make noise locally. The group is on a tour of North America, marking the first time they’ve headlined a series of dates in the States. Their last few dates are in southern California, where they will play at the Echo on October 10th; […]

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Playlist: 15 Best New Songs of September 2018

September may be out the door, but these 15 songs had us smiling all September long. Take a look below at our selections for the 15 Best New Songs of September 2018. With a focus on lesser known acts, and a love for the independent artists representing our great city of Los Angeles, stream our […]

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Feel Adia Victoria’s Infectious Invincibility on New Single “Dope Queen Blues”

Adia Victoria takes the blues seriously. Over the past couple of years, the Nashville-based songwriter has adapted her sound to reflect many facets of Southern rock, and her latest single may be her most dangerous. “We are lost, in vain,” she sings on “Dope Queen Blues,” her newest music since the Baby Blues EP, which […]

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