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Grit and Grunge Mark New Single from Stains of a Sunflower — LA Show at the Whisky

Natalie Renée is fed up. Her band, the local rock quartet Stains of a Sunflower, has just put out a new single called “Enough,” which is filled to the brim with disdain. The song is the latest release after their self-titled EP dropped back in February. Browse any of their releases and you’ll find yourself […]

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Hot Band Alert: Tangerine are the dream-pop, sun-soaked soundtrack for the romances of your youth

Sleek dream-pop textures and a vocalized 80s sentimentality abound on the debut EP White Dove from Los Angeles by way of Seattle trio Tangerine. Sisters Marika and Miro Justad along with Toby Kuhn have pieced together a particularly sublime brand of sun-soaked pop giddiness for their first release, mixing transcendent new-wave guitar work with gleaming, Madonna-esque vocals. […]

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Premiere: Bone Acre is Post Punk for the #MeToo Era — watch riveting new video for “It’s OK”

High desert-based Bone Acre is a powerful story and a new music act fronted by Caroline Heerwagen. When they appear live, they are a quartet comprised of Jason Obergfoll, Adam D’Zurilla, Sean Burgess and Ashley Mendel. Bone Acre plans to put out a full-length record this Friday, after today’s premiere of a moving new music […]

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Hot Band Alert: Thrash Along to Dream Wife’s Debut LP at the Echo on October 10

British-Icelandic power punk and gender non-conforming trio Dream Wife is about to make noise locally. The group is on a tour of North America, marking the first time they’ve headlined a series of dates in the States. Their last few dates are in southern California, where they will play at the Echo on October 10th; […]

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Hot Band Alert: whenyoung — this UK trio wants you to take your life by the reins

U.K.-based three-piece whenyoung have revealed the title track and accompanying music video for “Given Up” off their upcoming debut EP out November 9. Directed by Bunny Kinney and filmed in London’s Peckham Liberals Club, the video boils down to a bunch of sporadic cuts of different characters in various states of drunken bliss and angst at what […]

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Hot New Artist Alert: Australian songstress Vera Blue is the required end-of-summer listening you need

Vera Blue might be an unfamiliar name to some at the moment, but the Australian songstress is about to take your summer music playlist by storm with the release of her Lady Powers / Power Ladies Remix EP. The EP is just the latest exciting release from Blue, taking a fiery electro-pop track off her debut […]

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Hot Artist Alert: Lola Kirke shares new single & video “Sexy Song”

Lola Kirke is winning our hearts of the late. The talented singer / guitarist, who’s also an actress (Gone Girl, Mistress America, Mozart in the Jungle) has such a delicious voice and we just can’t get enough of it. Good thing Lola Kirke has satiated us once again with her new single “Sexy Song.” Similar […]

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Dream Phases Channels More Than Just the Sound of the Sixties as Brandon Graham’s New Psych Rock Venture

The summer of love inspires much of today’s indie rock world, but few contemporary bands manage to achieve what Dream Phases has set out to. The fairly new psych rock outfit is led by Brandon Graham, supported by his brother Shane and frequent collaborator Keveen Baudouin; their Harvard and Stone residency last January marked their […]

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Dan Sadin is Ready to Tell His Own Stories with His New Solo Project, Debut EP out Friday

Dan Sadin is a talented guitarist ready to put his name on his own work after years of recording and touring with other acts. He primarily is known for his role in FRENSHIP, and has also worked with the likes of Sabrina Claudio, Jessie Ware, and MØ, but it is his new solo project that he […]

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Hot Artist Alert: Ben Khan — futuristic sonic grooves that are smooth AF

When my 10-month old daughter stops whatever she’s doing (usually chewing on a book), to bob her little head and clap her hands, I know she’s diggin’ the song I’m currently listening to. Ben Khan’s new track “Do It Right” is smooth, silky and full of those bass bumps your head instantly bobs along to. […]

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