Songs

Beach Slang
Beach Slang pay tribute to the past by burning it up on rollicking new album “The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City”

Beach Slang have honed in on some of their most grimy, razor-sharp rock-and-roll to date on their new album The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City, combining their love of brash noisiness with intensely melodic anthems. Lead-singer and guitarist James Alex is at his most potent on the new record, finding a careful balance between homage […]

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Lola Marsh
Lola Marsh find a way to “Hold On” in the lush string crescendos of new single

Lola Marsh, the Tel Aviv duo of vocalist Yael Shoshana Cohen and multi-instrumentalist & producer Gil Landau, have shared the final single “Hold On” from their upcoming album Someday Tomorrow Maybe. A lush crescendo of lilting string melodies, which alternate between light caresses and passionate cascades as they envelop Cohen’s piercing vocals, the song is […]

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In Velvet
In Velvet get delicately sensuous in the slick grooves of “Come Thru”

L.A.-based future soul-R&B duo In Velvet has shared a slick new single to kick off the new decade in the form of “Come Thru.” Elegant and polished rhythms of old-school R&B mingle with a touch of modernity on the duo’s latest release, steeped in a lush pool of overlayed vocal work that is at once […]

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BIIANCO and Cassandra Violet carol of the bells christmas song
PREMIERE: Carol Of The Bells … EDM? BIIANCO and Cassandra Violet Just Stole Christmas

Electronic dance queen BIIANCO teamed up with the wild songstress, Cassandra Violet, for a ‘Carol of The Bells’ that should have been our winter theme song all along. Every December musicians try their hand at a Christmas or holiday covers, and every year, the best ones land on our winter playlists. The ladies fronting this […]

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Thom Sawyr
Premiere: Singer/songwriter Thom Sawyr pines for “Change” on new single

Thom Sawyr is the creation of singer/songwriter Tasso Smith, a project born out of frustration and dissatisfaction with the status quo. Written with the intention of being a unifying force against division, Thom Sawyr’s new single “Change” finds its surging spirit in a raw blend of folk-rock. “Change” shines in its Americana roots and when […]

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Dream System 8
Premiere: Dream System 8 return with the synth-powered, ultimate love song “I Like The Way You Hold Me”

Dream System 8, the collaborative creation of David Klotz and Erica Elektra, has shared another glimpse into their dreamy, electronica wonderland with new single “I Like The Way You Hold Me.” Created initially when Klotz was scanning through a backlog of hundreds of unfinished songs and came across a file labeled “ElectroPop Beat” and sent […]

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WEEKS
Premiere: WEEKS shares solo debut single in the hypnotic indietronica of “Plastic Screens”

Launching their solo debut Los Angeles-based WEEKS is the latest indie electronic artist to appear in recent years–coming as a sharp shift from established rock group to a dynamically pop-oriented solo endeavor. WEEKS has shared the first single from that album in the form of “Plastic Screens,” an emphatic questioning of the virtues virtual media […]

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Zach Villa leans into solo debut with darkly hypnotic single “Revolver”

Zach Villa—a lead on cult show American Horror Story: 1984–has shared his latest single “Revolver” since going solo. Previously of Rebel and a Basketcase, Villa has had a prolific hand in his relocation to Los Angeles: starting the label Speaker Cat Records and releasing the debut EP of his latest band Sorry Kyle. But “Revolver” […]

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Caroline Polachek
Caroline Polachek finds self-assurance on the acoustically lush “Look At Me Now”

Caroline Polachek has shared the final song from her upcoming solo album Pang with the lofty, acoustically lush “Look At Me Now.” Emphatically imbedded in a chaotic whirl of emotions that Polachek wrangles into an achingly triumphant assertion of identity—in all its messy and self-accepting wonder. Written at a low point in which Polachek was […]

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Mating Ritual Is Crowned “King of the Doves” on Their First Single Since Hot Content LP

The brothers of local alternative pop group Mating Ritual have been wrestling with their ego. Their brand new single “King of the Doves” was the first song they wrote in their newly built studio, intended to simply be an audio test for all their instruments. But the impromptu melodies were so compelling that they begged […]

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Zoe Elaine |