Songs

The Marías
The Marías share David Lynchian-esque video for new song “Hold It Together”

The Marías have shared a hypnotic new video for their single “Hold It Together,” one that mirrors quite literally all the resplendent and warm funkiness the duo brings to all their songs. Featuring a sublime María looking as ethereal as ever in a black two-piece dress, surrounded as she is by red velvet carpeting and […]

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jett kwong
Watch Jett Kwong’s Enticing New Video for ‘Tokyo Bath’ — EP Release Show at Bootleg Theater

Los Angeles is full of musicians, artists, and dreamers, laying a cloud of creativity over the city like a blanket. Enter Jett Kwong, the experimental pop artist who weaves worlds of fantasy into soothing, catchy soundscapes. Jett gracefully transcends the Hollywood murmur in this new visual, as an esteemed outsider with a quiet resolve. The […]

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oddnesse
Face the Music with Oddnesse’s “All American Lie”

Oddnesse’s new single “All American Lie” encourages us to face the music and challenge the institutional conventions that we’ve internalized as “American”. It seems that there is a direct correlation between the track’s themes and the way that Oddnesse flips folk music, a cultural touchstone of 1960s America, right on its head. Through layers of […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Empress Of
Empress Of shares mesmerizing video for pulsating new single “Give Me Another Chance”

Empress Of has shared the otherworldly, strobe-lit video for her new single, “Give Me Another Chance,” the first taste of her upcoming album I’m Your Empress Of. The track, writhing with heady beats and synth-spasms, is just as enthralling as its film counterpart: directed by Alexis Gomez, the video features stunning shots of tangled bodies, […]

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Diet Cig Is “Thriving,” Thanks for Asking—Stream New Single, LA Date at Teragram Oct. 22

In case you were wondering, Diet Cig is doing great. On their new single, lead singer Alex Luciano is almost too eager to convince us of that fact. “Thriving” is the second cut from the band’s forthcoming record, Do You Wonder About Me?, due out May 1 on Frenchkiss Records. They will be headed on […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Ella M.’s “Take Yourself Home” is RnB Bop That Echoes An Entire Generation’s Anxiety About Success

Ella M.’s new single “Take Yourself Home” continues the sentiment for nostalgic music with an 80s revival that assumes an unmistakably modern identity. Perhaps when we’re feeling stuck or trapped, we look to the past for answers; Los Angeles’s history is filled with icons who have overcome extreme adversity and found success. “Take Yourself Home” […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Gordi
Gordi remembers in somber and tender textures her grandmother on new song “Sandwiches”

Gordi, the moniker adopted by Australian Sophie Payten, has shared a video for her new song “Sandwiches,” a surging anthem and tribute to her late grandmother. Directed by Justin Ridler, the video for the song is a somber, home-footage style production that warms itself around Gordi’s tender lyrical mementos of her grandmother’s memory in her […]

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Jay Som
Jay Som to share B-sides from “Anak Ko” on new 7″ inch single “A Thousand Words” — LA Show June 7 at Virgin Festival

Jay Som has announced a new 7″ that will have two B-sides from her last album Anak Ko, sharing the first track in the form of the sublime “A Thousand Words.” Musing amidst her love of lush sonics and warbling guitars, singer/songwriter Melina Duterte attempts to trade in her melancholia for something more constructive. The […]

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The Weeknd
The Weeknd shares a sultry journey of need and desire on “After Hours” — Los Angeles Tour Dates at STAPLES Center, Presale Tickets

The Weeknd has shared the title single from his new album After Hours, a sultry, slow-burning journey into the very depths of Abel Tesfaye’s dark romantics. To celebrate the new album, The Weeknd will head out on tour with Los Angeles dates at STAPLES Center, and an Orange County show at the HONDA Center. Grab […]

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Flat Worms
Flat Worms kindle hope and a will to power on new single “Market Forces”

Los Angeles-based Flat Worms have shared the lead single from their upcoming album Antarctica in the form of “Market Forces,” a driving, raucous call-to-action that meets existential dread head-on with fierce hope. The track, which tackles the “over-commodified social media mirror image” and questions whether the paralyzing angst of the 21st century is a hurdle […]

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Steven Ward |