Songs

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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Steven Ward |
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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Steven Ward |
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 |
U.S. Girls Proclaim the Value of an American Dollar Alongside Heavy Light LP Announcement

Toronto’s U.S. Girls, aka musician and producer Meg Remy, is back with two new songs cut from a new album, Heavy Light. The upbeat energy of “4 American Dollars” and “Overtime” adds a new layer to the rich storytelling that fans have come to expect. U.S. Girls are headed on tour to share new tunes; […]

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Zoe Elaine |
TOPS
TOPS search for feminine power within on woozy new single “Witching Hour”

Montreal indie-rock outfit TOPS has unveiled a second single from their forthcoming album I Feel Alive in the form of “Witching Hour,” a woozy, buoyant piece that finds singer Jane Penny at the center of a soul search for feminine power. Filled with the light effervescence of sublime keys and warm guitar tones, all wrapped-up […]

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Steven Ward |
Cold War Kids
Cold War Kids return with rambunctious rocker “Who’s Gonna Love Me Now”; announce NEW AGE NORMS 2

L.A. hometown sweethearts Cold War Kids have shared a lyric video for their new single “Who’s Gonna Love Me Now,” the first release from their upcoming new album NEW AGE NORMS 2. The second part of a three-part series of albums that began with NEW AGE NORMS 1, the new album and subsequent new song […]

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Steven Ward |
kerry hart
Kerry Hart Releases Emotional and Honest New Single

With a debut album out on Valentine’s Day, Kerry Hart has already pulled on our heartstrings with her new single “Screaming Quietly,” a stirring and slow building emotional epic accompanied by softly woven instrumentals. Hart sings with body, spirit and mind in “Screaming Quietly,” a song that hides nothing and reveals humanity in our own, […]

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Patricia Sanchez |