Songs

Atta Boy
Los Angeles indie-pop act Atta Boy share a new single and lyric video for “Boys”

Armed with jaunty guitars and an infectiously passionate melancholy, Atta Boy has returned with a new single and lyric video for “Boys.” Led by earnest croons of singer Eden Brolin, the group is comprised of Dashel Thompson on piano, Freddy Reish on guitar, and Lewis Pullman pummeling on drums. At its core though “Boys” is […]

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Ada Marques
Hot New Artist Alert: Ada Marques pens tender folk songs meant to heal

Ada Marques might only have two singles out so far but there’s no question about the cathartic eloquence of her music. Her first single “Bell,” a lilting folk strummer reinforced by somber horns and her own dulcet murmurs, revealed her need to translate personal strifes into opportunities for collective healing. Ironically, the solitude of being […]

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Abby Sage
Abby Sage Shares Lush New Single “The Florist” — Planned Parenthood Benefit at El Cid, Oct. 21

With the release of her new single “The Florist,” verdant pop crooner Abby Sage has announced plans for a new EP and a date at El Cid on August 15 for a Planned Parenthood benefit show. The new track should make those still unknown to the Los Angeles/London-based artist’s invigorating and sonorous bedroom pop fixations […]

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Rebel Kicks
Beyond LA: Rebel Kicks mix Greek tragedy with alt-pop anthemics on “Hamartia”

New York-based duo Rebel Kicks are back with their new single “Hamartia,” an electric-riff-soaked anthem that melds the best of their riveting pop-rock dynamism. At its core, the track centers on illustrating the outcomes of a person essentially going in circles. “I’ve been here before,” they harmonize in entrapped confusion. Channeling the idea of a […]

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Alain Zane 2022
Alain Zane Premiere Soulful New Single “Kite”

Premiering their second single ever, musical duo Alain Zane drop “Kite,” a rich and soulful R&B infused tune with a catchy hook and tight melody. Filled with sultry vocals that traverse highly visual lyrics and groovy instrumentals with an understated cool, the song immediately stands out in style and tone. Combining multiple genre elements and […]

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Surfbort
Surfbort shares a rowdy new single with the face-melting “Never Gonna Be What You Want Me To Be” — catch them at Desert Daze 2022!

The latest single from punk four-piece Surfbort is a clamorous grinder that lives up to their unabashedly freaky and infectiously rowdy sound. At its core, “Never Gonna Be What You Want Me To Be,“ is a face-melting rager that’s made that much more sublime by its crass sonics. Which for the previously Brooklyn-based Surfbort draws […]

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The Soft Moon
The Soft Moon Shares New Single/Video “Become The Lies” — Los Angeles Tour Date at The Regent, Nov. 25

The Soft Moon has released a new video for his single “Become The Lies” off his forthcoming album Exister out on September 23, you also have a chance to catch him on tour at The Regent Theater in Los Angeles on November 25. This is the second single multi-instrumentalist Luis Vasquez has shared from Exister […]

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Cassie Marin
Cassie Marin shares final single from new album “Lil 5i5” with glittery-synth title track — new album out August 12

Cassie Marin has shared the final single from her upcoming sophomore album with the release of the glittery synth-bass burner “Lil 5i5.“ Not only is it the album’s title track but it also influenced its trajectory, sonically and thematically. On “Lil 5i5,” Marin’s avant-garde pop tastes are at the forefront of her saccharine hooks and […]

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Soltera
Soltera shares a trippy and mesmerizing music video for “Me Olvidé” off her debut “Sin Compromiso” EP

Colombian experimental dance project Soltera has shared a new music video for their hypnotic track “Me Olvidé” off last year’s Sin Compromiso EP. The four-minute track served as the finale for the six-song collection and as such is a relentless sonic soundscape of mesmerizing electronica. And the new video for “Me Olvidé,” directed by L. […]

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The Steens
The Steens release another feverish rock hit with “Heaven” and announce a new EP

With the release of their second single “Heaven,“ brotherly duo from Orange County The Steens have once more solidified themselves as one of the more exciting newcomers to grace our ears with vintage rock blistering sounds. Wielding their blown-out sonics with brash gusto and hoarse rollicking the new song is The Steens in a combustible […]

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Ko aka Koala
Ko (aka Koala) knows when to “Hit & Run” on riff-smoldering new single

Ko aka Koala’s latest single “Hit & Run” is a riff-smoldering banger that tries to encapsulate the fiery crash ending of a doomed relationship. Known for blending her myriad genre influences, from hip-hop to techno and metal, the new track explodes with cascading electric guitars and shuddering bass. And at its center is Ko’s piercing […]

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June McDoom
Beyond LA: June McDoom gives a haunting ode to her ancestry and transient relatives on debut single/video “The City”

With the release of her debut single “The City,” New York-based singer/songwriter June McDoom gives a rapt introduction to her lilting mixtures of folk, soul, and reggae. One penned as an attempt to reconcile the sum of her parts: from trying to construct a gestalt of personal history as a denizen of New York to […]

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Rooted
Rooted release their second single with an elated synth jam on “Dime a Dozen”

Los Angeles indie-rockers Rooted are back with another stunning jam with the release of new single “Dime a Dozen.” Still mingling their vintage and vibrant pop sensibilities with soaring vocal harmonies, the new track is a synth-burst of optimism tailor made for whatever rut you find yourself in. Opening with resounding piano keys and electric […]

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