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Kelela
Kelela Returns with the Stunning Single/Video for “Washed Away”

Kelela has ended a five-year hiatus with the release of “Washed Away,” a heavenly sonorous new single that comes with an equally stunning music video. But choosing how to herald her reemergence was a hard decision as well. Instead of going with the kind of bass-heavy bangers she’s been known for (and emphatically unveiled on […]

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Sonja Midtune
Listen to Sonja Midtune’s New Radiant Track “Growing Up (For You)” from Her Upcoming “Golden Girl” EP out Nov. 11

Los Angeles singer/songwriter Sonja Midtune has shared a new single with lumescent indie-pop piece “Growing Up (For You),” the second single from her forthcoming Golden Girl EP. The track was inspired by the artist’s desire to move on from sad girl melodics of her previous releases and to a embrace far more radiantly uplifting sound. […]

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Jaws of Love
Jaws of Love announce their second album “Second Life” with a new single/video “5 Years”

Jaws of Love (a.k.a. Kelcey Ayer of Local Natives) has announced Second Life, his follow-up to Tasha Sits Close to the Piano, with a music video for his new single “5 Years.” Although originally created as a means to filter out songs that didn’t quite fit his other project, it didn’t take long for Ayer […]

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AnaMassard
Beyond LA: braveweather shares a new single/video with the release of their combustive anthem “missing pieces”

Orlando-based braveweather is back with a new single and video, sharing the combustive anthem “missing pieces,” the third to preview their upcoming release Stay Here out October 14 via Honey Pit. It’s a song that gets at the heart of that band’s attempt to voraciously present their innermost vulnerabilities. On “missing pieces,” that takes the […]

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Gabriels
Los Angeles Trio Gabriels Share the Resplendent Title Track for Their New Album “Angels & Queens”

Get ready because Los Angeles soul-trio Gabriels have finally announced their incoming debut album Angels & Queens, sharing its future-funk tinted title track. The new album will also be released in two parts with the first due out on Sep. 30 via Elektra Records. Comprised of gospel singer Jacob Lusk, producer and keyboardist Ryan Hope, […]

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PODEROSA
Los Angeles Duo PODEROSA Create Enigmatic, Dark-Wave Mixtures of Punkish Trip-Hop — Listen to New Single “Funeral”

Formed in South Central, Los Angeles just last year duo PODEROSA have released a string of singles culminating in the recent release “Funeral.” As created by Juan Pablo Guevara and Brandon Reyes — who both serve as producers and songwriters for the project — the music of PODEROSA is the inevitable progression of the many […]

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The Moss
The Moss Book L.A. Gig at The Echo, Stream the Jangly-Guitar Rocker “Insomnia” 

Utah-via-Hawaii quartet The Moss is back with another vintage riff-hammerer with the release of their new single “Insomnia,” which also comes with news that the band will be making the trek out to the west coast for a gig at The Echo in Los Angeles on Oct. 11. Combining everything from surf-rock to 60’s blues […]

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CARRÉ
Los Angeles-based Surrealists CARRÉ Deliver Another Bizarrely Enthralling Track with “Brothers”

French-surrealists CARRÉ has shared one of their most peculiar creations to date with the release of their newest single and music video for “Brothers.” A cacophonous six-minute voyage into the very depths of the Los Angeles-based trio’s synth-grinding soundscapes, the track is accompanied by an equally stunning and eerie animated short created by Jerry Scott […]

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Peyton Gilliland
Peyton Gilliland shares a fiery rock anthem with new single “Cookie Jar”

Rising 19-year-old rocker Peyton Gilliland is back with a new single, sharing her combustive anthem “Cookie Jar.” It’s her second release of the year and comes with the announcement of a new EP as well. On Gilliland’s latest she finds once again in that sweet spot between pop and rock that both puts a fire […]

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Open Mike Eagle
Open Mike Eagle is back with a new video for “I’ll Fight You” — see him at The Happiness of Pursuit Fest on Oct. 1 in Ontario, CA

Open Mike Eagle has shared a new video for the lead single “I’ll Fight You” from his upcoming album Component System with the Auto Reverse, he will also be playing The Happiness of Pursuit (THOP) Fest on Oct. 1 in Ontario, CA. If you missed the track the first time around the track is a […]

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Broken Baby
Rage with Broken Baby on new single “Make Manager” — Los Angeles date at El Cid on Sep. 8

Broken Baby has shared a new single with the release of the rollicking powerhouse “Make Manager,” as well as announced a stop at El Cid in Los Angeles on Sep. 8 alongside Calliope Musicals with support from Bonavega. A drum-pounding rager led by vocalist Amber Bollinger and backed by Alex Dezen’s virulent guitar work, the […]

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BJÖRK
BJÖRK’s new song “Atopos” is a bass-heavy dance track made to turn up

Turn it up! Björk’s new single “Atopos” thumps, and it thumps hard. The first single from the Icelandic music artist’s forthcoming tenth album Fossora, “Atopos” is an intense, abstract dance track with hints of drum ‘n’ bass, EBM, and old school techno through out. The new track arrives with an epic video. The video details […]

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The Lavender Beat Collective
Hot Band Alert: Long Beach collaborative project Lavender Beat Collective shares a soul-soothing new single”The Path”

Long Beach-based Lavender Beat Collective has shared its first track with the release of the spacey and meandering “The Path.” Not so much a band but rather a creative habit, one that’s made-up of a rotating cast of international musicians, the collective was founded by vocalist/producer Tien Nguyen (SAÍGO, Kan Wakan) and drummer/producer Max Macveety […]

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