Album Reviews

Sam Valdez
5 New Albums To Start Your Week: Sam Valdez, Between Friends, dodie and more

Some new music flavors for you on this Monday evening. The month of May has been poppin’ with dope new songs to fill your music library. While our Best New Song Releases of the Month playlist is flowing ripe with new tracks, we also urge to take these 5 new albums for a spin. This […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
kate clover
Frenetic and wild Kate Clover exudes punk power on Channel Zero EP

Local Los Angeles rocker Kate Clover has released her debut EP with Channel Zero, a collection of four songs that effuse with the kind of breathless raucousness that the singer/songwriter has become known for at her high-octane shows. Born out of a four-day trip to Mexico City that quickly turned into a four-month odyssey that […]

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Steven Ward |
ed maverick
Ed Maverick’s Debut Album ‘eduardo’ is a Shining Reflection on Pain, Growth and the Ever Changing Stages of Life

After releasing several well received singles over the past few years and being signed to Universal Music Mexico, 20-year-old Mexican artist Ed Maverick shares his debut album, ‘eduardo,’ an emotional and deep collection of songs that reach beyond the years of its creator. Born in Delicias, in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, Maverick has, […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Natalie Bergman
Natalie Bergman finds renewal on her debut album “Mercy”

At the center of Natalie Bergman‘s ethereal debut album Mercy is a tragedy so profound and crushing, that the sheer colossal beauty of the record’s lilting soundscapes might appear a strange oxymoron. Well known for her work with her band Wild Belle — underneath every lush, layered blend of breezy gospel-soul and bedroom pop that […]

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Steven Ward |
Racquel Jones’ New Album ‘IgnoRANT’ Is A Barrage of Perfectly Calibrated Word Play and Blunt Honesty

Constructing an album that seems to take sudden U-turns, before finding an ebb and flow, musician Racquel Jones steps into the role of the all powerful Creator, the Artist penning spitfire lyrics and stringing together a world caught in a delightful dissonance of her own making. ‘IgnoRANT,’ released via Magnetic Moon Records, is the latest […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Charm La'Donna
Hot Artist Alert: Charm La’Donna offers a ferociously catchy introduction on debut EP “La’Donna”

Charm La’Donna has finally dropped her debut EP with La’Donna, a seven-song collection clocking just under twenty minutes with every second charged with the rapper, artist, dancer, creative director, songwriter, VMA Award-winning choreographer, and proud Compton native’s ferocious bars. Opening with “Hallelujah,” which features a heartfelt message from La’Donna’s brother given from jail in which […]

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Someplace, Somewhere Pens Emotional Debut EP ‘I’ve Decided’

Someplace, Somewhere, the stage name for musician Niko Burciaga, has released a slow, melodic EP, ‘I’ve Decided.’ The collection of four songs is perfect to sink deep into, or play in the background as a moody interlude. Staticky instrumentals weave into somber lyrics of self discovery, loss and ultimately the decision to hold onto hope. The […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Cassandra Violet’s Debut Album Sparkles with Eclectic Pop Beats and Simmers in Deep Reflection

In the midst of a pandemic that has affected every individual differently, L.A.’s Cassandra Violet constructs a beautiful, eclectic album that has since grown and taken on multiple meanings. ‘Maybe it’s Not Too Late’ is the debut album for Violet, who is also a teacher in Boyle Heights. Produced by M83’s Joe Berry, it was […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Sunny War Simple Syrup
Sunny War’s new album Simple Syrup is a bittersweet treat

Folk phenomenon Sunny War is an artist that fervently puts her all into her music. Her songs glide across your ears with a free-flowing radiance that sucks listeners in. Her new album Simple Syrup is aptly titled as it has that same light sweetness. Her innovative 11-track release touches on themes that range from relationships to politics, and those topics […]

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Crys Matthews
Crys Matthews album ‘Changemakers’ is light at the end of a dark tunnel

Engaging folk-pop artist Crys Matthews like many of us has witnessed the dark side of society and now more than ever, understands her duty in the fight for change. Releasing her new album Changemakers seeped in themes of hope, justice and love, the offering reminds us all that we are not alone in this battle. The stunning […]

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