Songs

Kaleena Zanders
Kaleena Zanders and Party Pupils create a beatific disco-hit with “ME WITHOUT U”

With a rhythm like beatific lightning, Kaleena Zanders new single “ME WITHOUT U” with future funk duo Party Pupils is an exhilerating bop. Everything about this song was designed to make your limbs move, from its frenetic piano keys and spiraling synths to Zanders’ own meteoric vocals. With every sonic blitz and throbbing bass hit […]

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Deadletter
Beyond LA: Deadletter embraces life as a “Binge” on rowdy new single/video

If South-London Deadletter are not yet on your radar they’re about to be with their new single/video for “Binge,” a blisteringly rapt and criminally funky guitar-led jam. On it the group take aim at the incessant needs and desires that drive people — peeling back all the ways in which we try to differentiate ourselves […]

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Madame Gandhi
Madame Gandhi returns with a new self-healing single with the afrobeat hit “Crystals & Congas”

Madame Gandhi is back with a new single, sharing the enraptured “Crystals & Congas” just before she’s set to take the stage at this year’s PrideFest in Oakland, CA next month. At its core, the track is a self-meditative attempt by the artist and activist to consolidate the ways in which she arrives at personal […]

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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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