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Song Premiere: thanks. Fights For “Annabelle”

It’s that time of year again, folks! LA is literally burning, humidity is at an all time high, and it’s September, which can only mean we are experiencing a second summer. I think then, it is fair to crown an ‘album of the second summer,’ and I’d like to nominate the upcoming LP from thanks., […]

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Spencer Lugwig shares music video for new song “Got Me Like”

Soulful pop trumpeter Spencer Ludwig has shared the music video for his newest single “Got Me Like,” a track created with the sole purpose of getting people on their feet and dancing to its energetic gusto. With a penchant for producing the most infectious of jazz-pop creations and held together by his horn blowing melodic madness, […]

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Black Pistol Fire
Black Pistol Fire to headline Troubadour West Hollywood, stream new single “Lost Cause”

Riotous bluesy-rockers from Austin, Texas, by way of Toronto, Canada, the duo that is Black Pistol Fire, have announced a Los Angeles headline date at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. The  ear-shattering, heel-stomping duo composed of Kevin McKeown (finger-bleeding guitarist) and Eric Owen (head-rushing drummer) will take on the Troubadour on Saturday November 18. Supporting […]

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King Krule waxes philosophical with the lounge-jazz meanderings of “Czech One”

King Krule, the multi-genre juggling stage name of UK artist Archy Marshall, has shared his first new single since 2013 today with the deeply atmospheric, lounge-jazz piece, “Czech One.” Paired with a noir-esque music video filmed on what feels like 80’s home-video tapes, the song sees Marshall wandering amongst strangers–from dimly lit red-eye flights to sprawling […]

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Julien Baker returns with lush soul-wrenching new song “Appointments” off forthcoming album Turn Out The Lights

Singer/songwriter Julien Baker has unveiled the first single “Appointments” off her upcoming sophomore album Turn Out The Lights, the follow-up to her groundbreaking debut Sprained Ankle. Continuing the thread of viscerally confessional songwriting that she’s become renowned for, “Appointments” trades the nakedness of her acoustic guitar plucks for a glowing guitar melody, one that trickles down in the […]

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Grouplove releases fiery new single “Remember That Night”

Los Angeles indie-pop sweethearts Grouplove have debuted the newest addition to their repertoire of life-affirming anthems with “Remember That Night.” With the release of last year’s Big Mess, the group officially made their departure from the surf-rock tinted sounds that firmly rooted them in the hearts of the Southern Californian beaches they so often sang about […]

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Vector Xing
Song Premiere: Vector Xing Mourns Innocent Black Lives Lost on New Single, “Funeral”

The first the world heard from the duo Vector Xing was a subdued lounge pop EP released in 2015 called 440Hz. It was comprised of synth-based tracks sporting simple, bold blocks of color for cover art and featured a haunting voice belonging to Stevan Cablayan. He has grown significantly in the past two years, both […]

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Geographer let the heartache flourish on “Read My Mind” off upcoming Alone Time EP

Geographer, the grandiose synth-pop project with cello-allure helmed by Mike Deni have unveiled their newest ambitions in the form of the Alone Time EP of which their single “Read My Mind” is a first glimpse of. As lush as any Geographer track, “Read My Mind” perches its surging soundscape on the aches and yearnings of Deni’s […]

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NONA
Song Premiere: LA-born indie project NONA shares newest song “Fathers Day”

After years of touring with a variety of other bands (Goldroom, The Moth and the Flame), LA-native Michael Goldman’s newest project NONA was inspired by the need to create something uncompromisingly true to himself. Employing a lush indie-rock tone complete with jangly surf guitars, Goldman’s rugged crooning bounces around melodically on his first single for […]

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Happy Hollows howl and stomp their way through the heartache with new song “Silent Partner”

LA art-punk outfit Happy Hollows have revealed a new cut off their upcoming third album Concordia in the form of “Silent Partner,” a rock-stomping catalyst of danceable hooks possessed fundamentally by the spirit of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Blondie. With its magnetizing guitar and percussion rushes and Negahdari’s arresting howls, the song traces and cuts through […]

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Steven Ward |