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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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Steven Ward |
pale moon
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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Zoe Elaine |
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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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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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Zoe Elaine |
dgtl clr
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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Steven Ward |
Crywolf on new single “DRIP” shares a self-portrait of a man in flux

Crywolf, the electronic project of Justin Taylor Phillips, has shared the first taste of his upcoming album widow [OBLIVIØN Pt. I] in the form his new song “DRIP.” Bubbling with the kind of atmospheric mayhem built to illustrate one of the more tumultuous years in Phillips’ life, “DRIP” is an intimate self-portrait of a mind on the fringes […]

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Steven Ward |
Premiere: Singer-songwriter Susy Sun soars on new single “The Way The Wind Blows”

With the kind of piercing croons that as much wrap themselves in tenderness around the heart as they do make it shiver, singer/songwriter Susy Sun has made herself known with the eponymous single from her upcoming album, “The Way The Wind Blows.” Above a lilting piano ballad that eventually surges alongside Sun’s soaring vocals, the […]

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Steven Ward |
Paul Bergmann and the Fair Moans
Premiere: Try Not To Get Caught in Paul Bergmann’s “MaL.A.ise”

Our sunny city provides plenty of reasons to brood. Recently, the rain has not been a positive influence on anyone’s mood. Though he doesn’t officially live here anymore, Paul Bergmann can relate—he wrote a song to that end. “MaL.A.ise” will appear on the next album from the Fair Moans, Make Yourself at Home; listen to […]

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Zoe Elaine |