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Tianna Esperanza
Beyond LA: Tianna Esperanza Makes a Strong Musical Debut This Year with Three New Singles

Cape Cod based singer, songwriter and storyteller Tianna Esperanza, granddaughter of seminal punk icon Paloma (“Palmolive”) McLardy — of the female punk groups the Slits and the Raincoats — made her musical debut this year with three searing punk singles of her own. The most recent, “Princess Slit and the Raincoat Prince,” is a quick and gritty […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Beyond LA
Beyond LA: Lucy Daydream — Purveyors of distinctly enrapturing psych-pop

Lucy Daydream hail from Denver and are the creation of songwriters Paige Duché and Ross Ryan. Purveyors of distinctly enrapturing psych-pop, their most recent single “Cruel” is a sultry slow-burner that oozes with all those lovelorn feels. But the track that first got us a tad obsessed with the duo was Lucy Daydream’s March 2022 […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Nige Hood 2022
Beyond LA: Nige Hood and Bambizilla Drop Smoking New Track ”Causualties of War”

Combining elements of classic hip-hop and rap, and filtering it through his own unique style, Charlotte, North Carolina-native and self-professed creator of folk rap, Nige Hood makes thought provoking and aurally layered tracks that transcend eras. His newest drop “Causualties of War,” featuring Bambizilla, is a ballsy, classic boombap sounding track that goes hard from […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Making Movies 2022
Beyond LA: Inventive Multi-Cultural Band, Making Movies Gear Up for New Album Drop this Summer

Blending, fuzzy, shape-shifting rock n’ roll with Afro-Cuban, Hispanic and other Latin rhythms and beats — Making Movies, a multi-cultural 4-piece powerhouse from Kansas City, Missouri, approach music making with alacrity, inventiveness and deft. From catchy and light to unrelenting energy, the band contains multitudes of sound. Los Angeles will have a chance to see […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
royel otis
Beyond LA: Australia’s Royel Otis release addicting new song “Oysters In My Pocket” with music video

With the release of their debut EP Campus last year Australian outfit Royel Otis unleashed their galvanizing and 90’s-nostalgic rock. They’ve also just released their first single of 2022 with “Oysters In My Pocket,” a guitar-driven, made for summer jam that comes with an absolutely wild music video. Watch it below. “Oysters in my pocket […]

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Steven Ward |
Beyond LA: Mairaly’s Debut Single ”Cruisin” Turns Professional Woes into Musical Empowerment

Out with her debut single, Puerto Rican-based, Afro Dominican artist Mairaly’s ”Cruisin” is all about that pivotal moment when you realize the B.S. of a situation is not worth your time. Pulling from classic R&B vibes and distinctly Latin sounds, Mairaly delivers a silky smooth melody that is both effortless and hard to ignore. Despite […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Hope Tala
Beyond L.A.:Hope Tala sings an ode to the party on new single/video “Party Sickness”

West-London artist Hope Tala continues her streak of singles with the release of her latest song/video “Party Sickness,” an anthemic ode to those who revel in the sublime turmoil of a good party. It’s the kind of song that’d probably be playing at one of the soirées Tala sings about, her vocals radiant amidst the […]

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Steven Ward |
Beyond LA: Silvana Estrada casts a spell of enchantment and softness with her music

Strumming together fragile, intricate and stirring tunes, Mexican indie artist Silvana Estrada casts a spell of enchantment and softness with her music, the sound of which is contrasted by sharp lyrics and piercing vocals from the young artist. Her latest single, “La Corrientes,” the last drop from her recently released album, Marchita, is a powerful […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Eddy Lee Ryder
Beyond LA: Eddy Lee Ryder muses on frigid loneliness with rock ballad “Cold River”

Bound to the road, singer/songwriter Eddy Lee Ryder hitches her stunning soprano and ambitious rock epics to the odd souls she meets along the way. But her new single “Cold River” slightly inverts that approach, mirroring the chill of isolation that Ryder found herself observing on a walk along a frozen river in Upstate New […]

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Steven Ward |