Songs

Oyster Kids share video for infectious new single “Losing My Mind”

A bubbly, earworm if we’ve ever heard one, Los Angeles four-piece Oyster Kids new single “Losing My Mind” is a no-brainer add to anyone’s indie-pop playlist. It’s all riveting synth-surges and tambourine echoes that propel the song forward alongside the group’s vocalizations, of which Andrew Eapen’s croons are lent to; Jonathan Bradley delivers the song’s […]

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Charlotte Oc
Charlotte OC shares empowering new banger “Boyfriend”

Charlotte OC, the U.K. newcomer currently making waves with her single “Satellite,” has released another off her upcoming EP titled “Boyfriend.” A hot-flash of suave percussion and searing vocal work, the songstress’ latest is a formidable anthem of feminine independence. Delivered in her smokey vocals, which flicker and burn at the edges from the sizzle […]

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The Budos Band drop a swirling maelstrom of darkly-soulful sonics with “Arcane Rambler”

Afro-soul collective The Budos Band have shared the latest single from their forthcoming LP V, and boy-oh-boy is it a funky piece of rock instrumentation. “Arcane Rambler” does just that, rambling along to a heady concoction of woozy guitar work, off-kilter percussion raps, and blistering horns. It’s a swirling maelstrom of darkly-soulful sonics, the kind […]

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Local Natives
Local Natives announce return with music video double-feature; new album Violet Street out next month

Local Natives have finally announced their return in the form of two new songs: “When Am I Gonna Lose You” and “Café Amarillo.” The two new songs also dropped with their own music videos. The lush and shimmering “Lose You” features a melancholic Kate Mara wandering through a dizzying array of decades-old L.A. retro environs […]

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Premiere: Reykjavik’s Pale Moon Endure a Sunny “Exile”

The title of Pale Moon’s debut single alludes to their nomadic origins. While the Icelandic duo has not been formally removed from any place, they have traveled quite a lot; Natasha Sushchenko is originally from Russia while Árni Gudjonsson was born and raised on the verdant arctic island. They met in Spain and decided that […]

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Damien Jurado
Damien Jurado shares “Lincoln” — LA date at Highland Park Ebell

Moody, atmospheric and delicately strung, Damien Jurado’s new single, “Lincoln,” is a hauntingly good track with unorthodox origins. “Lincoln” as well as his other new single “South” prelude Jurado’s upcoming release, In the Shape of a Storm, out April 12.  While “Lincoln” was just released this week, Jurado has had the song in his arsenal for […]

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saigo
Premiere: Beware “Thieves” of SAÍGO’s Moody New Single

As far as local artists go, SAÍGO may be one of the most thoughtful. Each message he conveys means something personally and is capable of fostering a dialogue across a myriad subjects. His newest single is called “Thieves,” but the only thing it means to steal is your heart. Listen to it exclusively below. “Each […]

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Hot Artist Alert: DGTL CLR brings the 90s to your ears

A 90s blast-from-the-past packed with modern utilizations of synths and electro-dance, DGTL CLR is a powerhouse of sonic beats born out of the head of Devereaux Jennings. Think Miike Snow but with a few more metric tons of funk courtesy of Jennings obvious infatuation with building expansive electronic soundscapes for all manners of groovy instrumentals […]

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KERA
KERA and Devendra Banhart Join Forces on Hopeful New Song, Proceeds To Benefit Trans Charities

Emphatic folk songwriter KERA (fka Kera and the Lesbians) recently revealed a new recording of a song they penned years ago. “Bright Future Ahead” features some additional vocals by friend and now collaborator, Devendra Banhart; all proceeds for the song will be donated to Trans Lifeline. To celebrate the release, KERA will perform at Vocal […]

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Kolars are the wild-eyed rock duo to get your feet moving, listen to new single “Turn It Up”

KOLARS, the husband and wife duo of Rob Kolar and Lauren Brown, have released another sizzling addition to their already blistering collection with new single “Turn It Up.” The Los Angeles-based band pulls from a lot of different roots with this one, dipping their heavy-guitars in a bluesy bath and side-stepping with the punkish agitations […]

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