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Luck
Hot Artist Alert: Luck drops her meteoric debut EP “It Wasn’t Luck”

As the title of Luck’s debut EP emphatically promises, luck has nothing to do with where the Los Angeles-based artist finds herself as a music artist. Which, after the meteoric drop of the seven songs on It Wasn’t Luck, the budding artist has proven her EP’s title. It’s not enough that Luck is a master […]

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The Steens 2022
Hot Band Alert: The Steens Share Their Debut Single ”What a Way to Die”

Orange County natives The Steens – a brothers-led duo comprised of Elijah and Isaiah “Zay” Steen — have just dropped their debut single ”What a Way to Die,” a fuzzy, no holds barred frantic tarantella of garage rock that electrifies the listener and shows off the band’s raw talent. ”What a Way to Die” is distorted, crunchy […]

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Wax Motif
Hot Artist Alert: Wax Motif catches fire on his debut album “House of Wax” — L.A. date at Hollywood Palladium

Australian artist Wax Motif has pieced together an ambitious reintroduction of sorts with the release of his debut album House of Wax. The explosive 17-track collection runs the gauntlet of singles that have made the Los Angeles-based DJ and producer a near household name in the realm of bass-house. To top it all off, the […]

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Head Cut
Hot Band Alert: LA newcomers Head Cut share blistering debut single “Insect Secret”

Rambunctious punk newcomers Head Cut have staged an explosive introduction with the debut of their blistering single “Insect Secret.” Imbued with all manner of delirious-danceable rock, from the breathless blitz of dueling guitars to thunderously collapsing percussion, the track is just a first taste of the band’s intense sonic palette. A full course is on […]

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Beyond LA: Mairaly’s Debut Single ”Cruisin” Turns Professional Woes into Musical Empowerment

Out with her debut single, Puerto Rican-based, Afro Dominican artist Mairaly’s ”Cruisin” is all about that pivotal moment when you realize the B.S. of a situation is not worth your time. Pulling from classic R&B vibes and distinctly Latin sounds, Mairaly delivers a silky smooth melody that is both effortless and hard to ignore. Despite […]

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Hot Artist Alert: Baltimore Bred Musician Baird Lets Love Strike with New Single ”Lightning of July”

Leading up to the third installment of his 3-piece album debut, music artist Baird shares “Lightning of July,” a subtle, heartfelt new single that encapsulates the powerful effects of romantic infatuation. With an easygoing melody and lyrical heft, the new tune showcases Baird’s raconteur lyrics and acoustic song arrangements. Centered on the intangible moment when […]

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Fast Color
Hot Band Alert: Get hooked to the vintage delirium and woozy twang of Fast Color’s debut EP

Wailing and clamorous, if the debut EP of Los Angeles’ Fast Color is a sign of things to come, then their inevitable debut album is poised to be one of the best rock albums of the year. Fueled by a love for no-frills, analog rock that’s drawn inspiration from The Kinks to Crazy Horse-era Neil […]

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Ill Peach
Hot Band Alert: ill Peach gush vibrant, disruptive pop

It’s high time Los Angeles grit-pop duo ill Peach was on your radar. Comprised of the talents of Jess Corazza and Pat Morrissey, the project came together after the two met in the aftermath of major moments for the two artists. For Corazza, they realized they wouldn’t be able to support herself as a cowgirl, […]

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Hot Artist Alert featuring Lucys — bilingual bedroom pop for the soul

Originally a four-piece bedroom pop band formed in 2017, the metamorphosis of the band Lucys has left it a solo act, spearheaded by original and only remaining band member Mono Hai. Despite a heavy transformation and a pandemic, Lucys has persevered to make laid back, vibe establishing tunes that are poised to break your heart, […]

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Hot Artist Alert: Marinelli – stream new song “Dipshit”

Quirky, witty and a wee bit self-deprecating, L.A. based artist Marinelli finds the perfect sweet spot between feeling deeply and then experiencing nothing at all. With muted vocals wrapped in soft overlays, fuzzy, wanderlust guitars, simple backing beats and lofty melodies, Marinelli’s style takes a lackadaisical approach to sad bastard music, but not without his […]

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Hot Artist Alert Featuring Akajou
Hot Artist Alert Featuring Akajou — Watch new video for single “Dead Ends”

For Los Angeles based artist Akajou, writing music is a narrative feat where lyrics serve as the road map for existential, moral and self exploration. It’s a space where the young artist can make sense of the world, make sense of himself and where he can understand how the two intersect. Through his expressive music, […]

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Alex E.T.
Sonorous and bright, Alex E.T. makes her debut on “The Ashes”

There is an intoxicating world compelled into existence on The Ashes, the debut album from L.A.-based songwriter/guitarist Alexandra Elaine Tapié (aka Alex E.T.). Laid to rest within the haunting mis-en-scène of her folk-rock emulsions is a tender lyricism that broils with feelings of isolation, especially as the result of change. Created out of the culmination […]

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Lorelei Marcell
Hot Artist Alert: Lorelei Marcell looks back to look ahead on stellar debut EP

On the opening track of her self-titled debut EP, singer/songwriter Lorelei Marcell makes a difficult affirmation to not hold herself to the impossible expectations of others. “I’ve been a little too naive and a little too loyal, you’ve been like a bullet in the breeze a little too spoiled,” she concedes between the buoyant splash […]

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