Songs

The Moonjacks
Hot Band Alert: Surf-punk trio The Moonjacks advocate for some much needed leisure time on “Sk8 Hi” — new album/release show Sep. 2 at The Smell

California surf-punk act The Moonjacks have released a new single “Sk8 Hi,” along with plans for an album release show for Bad Guy Stuff at The Smell in Los Angeles on Sep. 2. Taking its name after the kind of Vans the San Luis Obispo trio pine about wearing (and are probably always wearing, at […]

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Chong the Nomad
Chong the Nomad teams up with Maiah Manser on pop bop “Wrote A Lil Song”

Chong the Nomad a.k.a. producer, DJ, and artist Alda Agustiano, is back with a new off-kilter, pop jam in “Wrote A Lil Song” (feat. Maiah Manser). The track is essentially the anthem you never thought you needed to perfectly describe the kind of sibling rivalries and fights you’d have as a kid, inspired by Manser’s […]

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Danielle Ponder shares new single “Only The Lonely” from her upcoming album — L.A. date at The Wiltern on Sep. 30

Danielle Ponder has shared a new single from her forthcoming debut album Some Of Us Are Brave, offering up the soul-stirring anthem “Only The Lonely.” She will also be going on tour with Marcus Mumford and Amos Lee with a stop in Los Angeles at The Wiltern on Sep. 30, as well as two stops […]

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Nosaj Thing
Nosaj Thing ends hiatus with the ethereal single “Blue Hour” (feat. Julianna Barwick) — New Album Complete!

Producer of otherworldly instrumentals Nosaj Thing has ended a five-year hiatus with the release of “Blue Hour” (feat. Julianna Barwick) and the announcement that his next album is officially complete. Known for crafting emotionally consuming soundscapes and then filling them with the ethereal voices of his collaborators, the new track is a reminder of the […]

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KiKi Holli
KiKi Holli finds strength in the intoxicating soulfulness of “Play To Lose”

Los Angeles artist KiKi Holli has shared a new single with the release of the relentlessly soulful “Play To Lose.” As the second release this year from the indie-pop vocalist, the track shines a radiant light on the kind of euphoniously-groovy energy that permeates her songs. But the track also illustrates Holli’s need to make […]

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Blondshell
Blondshell is back with a new single/video for “Sepsis” — she performs at the Casbah in San Diego on Sep. 6 and Lodge Room in L.A. on Sep. 7

Blondshell continues to take the world by storm with the release of their third single “Sepsis,” along with a tour that will see them perform at the Casbah in San Diego on Sep. 6 and the Lodge Room in Los Angeles on Sep. 7. The creation of Sabrina Teitelbaum as a vessel for her visceral […]

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Julieta Venegas
Julieta Venegas shares her latest mesmerizing single/video “En Tu Orilla” — L.A. dates at Besame Mucho festival and The Saban Theatre

Latin pop-rock phenomenon Julieta Venegas is back with a new single and video for their song “En Tu Orilla,” she will be playing at The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Dec. 1. She will also be performing at the Ohana Encore and Besame Mucho festivals. From its dizzying accordion-led melodies and breathless execution, the […]

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Cayucas
Cayucas daydream of seaside retreat on new single “Sayulita” — Los Angeles date at the Ace Hotel on Aug. 27 with Echo & The Bunnymen

Cayucas are back with another breezy, summer-inclined single with the release of “Sayulita,” they will be playing the Theater at Ace Hotel on Aug. 27 with Echo & The Bunnymen. A sunny daydream of a place brothers Zach and Ben Yudin have never visited — the track is an ode to the kind of mystical […]

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Milli
MILLI teams up with Jackson Wang on “Mind Games” the latest single from “Head In The Clouds III”

Rising rapper and singer phenom MILLI has dropped a new single, teaming up with fellow 88rising labelmate Jackson Wang on “Mind Games.” The track serves as the latest preview of Head In The Clouds III, an album comprised of various collaborations between the label’s artists like BIBI and NIKI. On “Mind Games,” Milli and Wang […]

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Shy Lennox
Alt-R&B crooner Shy Lennox is back with new single “Energy”

Shy Lennox continues to make a name for himself and his alt-R&B manifestations with his newest single “Energy.” Subdued but deeply intimate the track traces the artist’s attempts to reconcile the end of a relationship with his feelings of longing and eviscerating heartbreak. Over buoyant beats and glowing guitars, Lennox narrates all the emotional casualties […]

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Annabel Lee
Annabel Lee shows her wild side on new single and video “Alas, I’m A Lady”

Los Angeles rock artist Annabel Lee has a fiery new single and video out now titled “Alas, I’m A Lady.” With its explosive orchestral movements and escalating strums, the track is another high-octane piece from the singer/songwriter. At its core, the song tries to reconcile the trappings Lee recognizes in being a lady, wrestling with […]

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Julia, Julia
Julia, Julia shares new single/video “No Hard Feelings” — shares release date for solo debut “Derealization” out Sept. 30

Julia, Julia — the creation of Los Angeles artist Julia Kugel — has shared a new single “No Hard Feelings” from her hotly-anticipated solo debut Derealization. She will also be playing in Long Beach at Happy Sundays, a free music festival she created alongside Scott Montoya taking place on Aug. 28. Her latest release offers […]

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Vanessa Zamora Damaleona
Mexican Experimental Pop Artist Vanessa Zamora to Headline The Echoplex in celebration of DAMALEONA VOL. 1

Vanessa Zamora will be performing at The Echoplex on Friday, November 11. Vanessa Zamora will perform her new album DAMALEONA VOL. 1 for the first time. Tickets are on sale now at $18 plus service fees.  As a native of Tijuana, Mexico — Vanessa Zamora is a talented musician who can play a number of […]

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