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Song Premiere: Francine Thirteen Flaunts Female Empowerment in “The Huntress”

Though she is not new to creating music, the name Francine Thirteen may be new to you. A quick sift through her Soundcloud will enlighten any layperson what her music is all about, namely, feminine power that bucks male narratives. Her latest project is titled “Lust Heals, Give Me My Sin Again,” of which the […]

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Song Premiere: Mind Monogram Reflect on Unobservable Forces in “Dark Matter Theory”

Local psych rock four-piece, Mind Monogram, has been buzzing about for several years. They have been playing around LA County throughout the band’s career, which began in 2014 as a solo project from frontman and guitarist Edgar Ruiz. Then they put an EP in 2015, another last year, which was quickly followed up by their […]

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Zoe Elaine |
LA River Bend
Song Premiere: LA River Bend Drop First Single From Their Debut EP

If you ever hang out downtown around Chinatown or Little Tokyo, or if you’ve ever visited the new State Historic Park on Spring Street, chances are you’ve seen the dried up concrete anded that used to ferry water across the city. Thanks to restoration projects, water does sit near Elysian Valley, but pushing south, the […]

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Zoe Elaine |
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Song Premiere: Sci-Fi Synth Pop Anthem From Enigmatic Skatterplot

Steven Solomon is a trained jazz musician who performs as the character Skatterplot, only ever seen in a red mask. Ironically, when he writes music, he feels most free. His latest track, “Don’t Stop the Fight” is an uplifting synth pop anthem that wears his resilience on his sleeve; listen to the premiere below. Skatterplot […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Julia Jacklin reveals second-half of new 7″ “Cold Caller”

A budding ode to her sister, Julia Jacklin’s “Cold Caller,” the second-half of her Eastwick/Cold Caller 7″ out via Polyvinyl Recording, is a sublime bundle of pointed guitar work and nonchalantly delivered sentiments. Wrapped briskly in her cuttingly euphonious wonderings, Jacklin quips tenderly about the changes in her sister’s life that have quietly affected her own as […]

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Song Premiere: Traces finds his place in LA with melancholia saturated “idbh.”

TRACES, the atmospheric genre-bending project of LA-native Tim Dehnert, has unveiled his newest song “idbh.” off his upcoming Heart of Gold EP. Reveling in a variety of synths and drum machine bass drops, “idbh.” thunders away between Dehnert’s lush crooning. Anthemic in its harsh introspections, the song is one of many on the EP that the young 20-year-old singer […]

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Steven Ward |
Let new songstress Jesse Jo Stark haunt your ears with her song “Deadly Doll”

Haunting all the way from the seventies Laurel Canyon hideaway that she evokes, femme-fatale Jesse Jo Stark prefers her gloom in the sunlight on her new song “Deadly Doll.” Crawling out from under lush reverb and the hot desert twangs of guitar strings, Stark’s powerful croons tear longingly at her grim atmospherics. Produced by Jason […]

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Moses Sumney loses himself in the void on new single “Indulge Me”

With his forthcoming debut album Aromanticism out in just a few weeks, Moses Sumney has unveiled another single, “Indulge Me,” from his concept album about the sonic dreamscapes of lovelessness. Dually breathy and suffocating, Sumney’s still-life atmospherics of lightly scratched guitar strums are texturized in the surreality that gushes from his raspy croons and velvet murmurs. His […]

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Steven Ward |
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Song Premiere: thanks. Fights For “Annabelle”

It’s that time of year again, folks! LA is literally burning, humidity is at an all time high, and it’s September, which can only mean we are experiencing a second summer. I think then, it is fair to crown an ‘album of the second summer,’ and I’d like to nominate the upcoming LP from thanks., […]

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Spencer Lugwig shares music video for new song “Got Me Like”

Soulful pop trumpeter Spencer Ludwig has shared the music video for his newest single “Got Me Like,” a track created with the sole purpose of getting people on their feet and dancing to its energetic gusto. With a penchant for producing the most infectious of jazz-pop creations and held together by his horn blowing melodic madness, […]

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Steven Ward |
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