Album Reviews

penelope isles
Penelope Isles’ Debut Album, is a Sweet and Salty Summer Experience

July continues to bring sweltering weather as summertime in Los Angeles saunters along. While Angelinos may soon be praying for a respite from the heat, UK based band Penelope Isles are keen to turn it up with the recent release of their debut album, Until the Tide Creeps In. The album, the brainchild of brother and […]

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moon honey
Los Angeles’ beloved Moon Honey bid farewell with new and final album “Dreamlet”

From Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Los Angeles, California, the members of Moon Honey have traveled down the yellow brick road to find a home in Echo Park where they cultivated a unique swamp rock sound and stage presence. Over the last few years, Moon Honey, the brainchild of vocalist Jess Joy and guitarist Andrew Martin, […]

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KÁRYYN
Hot Artist Alert: KÁRYYN’s debut album The Quanta Series, a sea of electronic swells — LA Date at Regent

When the original opera Of Light that L.A.-based KÁRYYN had created a score for made its premiere in Reykjavik, Iceland it’s likely that she didn’t expect for one of its audience members—Björk—to name her in a Guardian profile among the creatives she was most excited for. The praise couldn’t have come at a better time […]

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Saro Releases New EP, ‘Die Alone’ — his most raw deliverance yet

Crumbling static and thundering drums parallel Saro’s voice as it emotes through a misty atmosphere. While one track floats with his airy falsetto, another is full of energy, his emotions heightened and dancing. Die Alone is Saro’s third EP release and it may just be his most raw deliverance yet. Featured on Grimy Goods’ Best New […]

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Shannon Lay
Share in Shannon Lay’s Joy at her Upcoming Shows at Love Song Bar and the Echoplex

With her new album, August, Shannon Lay challenges us to be joyous. She makes a case for celebration and for perseverance and for life. It is somehow shocking (in a good way!), which speaks volumes about not only the record itself, but also about our current society. Wallowing in sadness is relatable; ruminating on joy […]

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Pile to Bring Their Ferociously Loud LP ‘Green and Gray’ to the Bootleg Theater This Week

Since the release of their latest album Green and Gray last month, Pile has been commemorating their achievement with a full North American tour—bringing frontman Rick Maguire’s hankering vocals and craggy guitar riffs along for the ride. This week, Pile is set to headline the Bootleg Theater on Thursday, June 13 —bringing their volatile live […]

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mating ritual
Mating Ritual burn bright with Hot Content — Record release shows & tour announced

Mating Ritual has finally dropped their masterful album Hot Content. Brothers Taylor & Ryan Lawhon have been fervently creating for the past few years, and only months after their critically acclaimed LP Light Myself On Fire giving the people what they want: another full length. Versatile and colorful, Hot Content showcases everything from hard rock […]

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ioanna gika
Ioanna Gika Releases Godly New LP—Tour With Garbage to Play the Shrine on May 16

When we cannot fathom a situation on our dying planet, in our finite lives, we turn to the gods. Los Angeles musician and songwriter, Ioanna Gika (formerly of Io Echo) just released her new LP named after the goddess of the sea: Thalassa. The title track itself is relatively short, but the jaunt leaps from […]

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hand habits
Hand Habits Holds You Uncomfortably Close with New Album ‘Placeholder’

Having played with the likes of Kevin Morby and The War On Drugs, Meg Duffy has proved they have got serious musical chops — though their sonic resumé doesn’t need to be verified by the like s of these dudes. Since their debut LP Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void), Duffy has since demonstrated blossoming […]

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Lo-fi songwriter Worn-Tin to play a manic, circus of a show at The Echo for new album “Cycles”

“Cycles,” the eponymous song of Worn-Tin’s upcoming debut album, bugs out like a lo-fi tune squeezing through a lousy transmission of a very outdated car stereo. And it’s all the better for it. Warner, the man behind the moniker—one gifted to him by a drunk friend at a jacuzzi party—at first pursued a career and […]

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