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Los Angeles newcomer Jessie Munro stuns with sleek, soulful pop on “Under Fire”

Jessie Munro produces the kind of sleek, R&B-informed pop that leaves your soul awash in a blissful kind of emotional clarity and her new song “Under Fire” is no exception. The 23-year-old, Los Angeles based artist is gearing up to release her debut EP On My Own and its second single is at once dreamy, as well […]

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Dan Sadin is Ready to Tell His Own Stories with His New Solo Project, Debut EP out Friday

Dan Sadin is a talented guitarist ready to put his name on his own work after years of recording and touring with other acts. He primarily is known for his role in FRENSHIP, and has also worked with the likes of Sabrina Claudio, Jessie Ware, and MØ, but it is his new solo project that he […]

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Mini Bear wears all her nostalgic, romantic-pop fixations on her sleeve in new song “Cyberlove”

Mini Bear’s new song “Cyberlove” might tackle twenty-first-century disillusionment over the influences of technology on dating culture, but it’s also assuredly saturated in the kind of romantic, nostalgia-laden pop glitter that allows it to exist in two different decades simultaneously. As the alias under which Los Angeles-native Lauren Kop crafts her “emotional electropop,” Mini Bear isn’t […]

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Premiere: Arthur King Offshoot Trio Releases a Focused New Video

LA’s staple experimental group, Arthur King and the Night Sea, has become the namesake for a semi-new series of releases on Dangerbird Records, and the new material is more than worthy of their title. While Arthur King is typically an 8-piece group, their newest iteration is as the trio of Peter Walker, David Ralicke, and Danny […]

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Premiere: Sikemor Remain Upright With a “Leg To Stand On”

Seeking success too often feels like a desperate bid for attention. This is especially true in this day and age, when impressions and clicks determine who breaks through and who wallows in obscurity. Local indie rockers Sikemor grapple with this, expressing the conflict in their brand new single, “Leg To Stand On,” premiering exclusively below. […]

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LA duo Deap Vally return with a charmed haphazardness in music video for “Get Gone”

When we last spoke on the heady-ramblings of Los Angeles rock-duo Deap Vally, they were relishing in the post-sophomore ecstasy of Femejism and releasing superbly bizarre music videos for songs like “Julian.” This time around, Julie Edwards Pirrone and Lindsey Troy are no less voracious in the execution of their hot-white, kinetically-inclined rock in the new music video […]

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Interview: Francine Thirteen Reclaims Her Vices Ahead of Her Show at the Standard

To understand ritual pop artist Francine Thirteen, one must open up to ideas of feminism that would make the virtuous cringe. Francine Thirteen wants to recontextualize and redefine lust and power, two aspects of womanhood that have been exploited in centuries past.  Ahead of her performance next week at the Standard, we were able to […]

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Chromatics Reveal New Single from Their Long-Awaited Album Dear Tommy

Chromatics fans got another promising taste of the band’s forthcoming album, Dear Tommy, with the release of “Blue Girl.” This is particularly exciting because the record had originally been announced in 2014, but Johnny Jewel infamously destroyed what they had been working on and re-did it front to back. Apparently though, there will be no […]

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Interpol and The Kills to play the Hollywood Bowl in October

Interpol have announced a headline Los Angeles gig at the iconic Hollywood Bowl on Thursday, October 4! Pre-sale is happening now, and general on-sale tickets go on sale this Friday, June 15 at 10AM. Supporting Interpol at the Hollywood Bowl will be our editor’s personal favorite, The Kills. Sunflower Bean open up this awesome trifecta. […]

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Stream St. Vincent’s “fast” version of “Slow Disco”

St. Vincent has released s delicious new version of her track “Slow Disco.” Originally off her recent Masseduction album, the new rework of “Slow Disco” is fast, and quite the “gay disco dream come true.” Produced by St. Vincent and Jack Antonoff, and co-written with the Civil Wars’ Joy Williams, St. Vincent’s new “Fast Slow Disco” is […]

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