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ghost loft
Hot Artist Alert: LA’s Ghost Loft soothes and grooves, listen to new single “The Otherside”

Straight out of  Koreatown, Los Angeles comes the dynamic artist known as Ghost Loft. Spreading those feel-good electronic chill vibes, Ghost Loft (aka Danny Choi) delivers a sound that is both smooth and sensual, as well as bold and anthemic. Weaving electronic beats with vibrant synths over his soft-spoken vocals, Ghost Loft’s sound will take you […]

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hey elbow
Hot Band Alert: Swedish experimental pop trio Hey Elbow impress with debut album

Swedish experimental pop trio, Hey Elbow just released their debut album, Every Other, and it’s been running through the Grimy Goods speakers non-stop. With a unique marriage of ethereal sounds and distortion, Hey Elbow’s eccentric blend of music makes for quite an exquisite debut. The group took its curious name from an aerobics warm-up exercise they were […]

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Hot Band Alert: Howls mesmerizes and haunts on new single “White Noise”

Photo by J. Viles Within the first few second of the track “White Noise” by Los Angeles duo Howls, a number of different thoughts immediately jumped into my head. The electronically-fused track sounds as though it could serve as an updated score for the chase through the corn maze in “The Shining” — or even […]

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the two tens
Hot Band Alert: Dynamic Los Angeles rock duo The Two Tens set to release Volume 3 EP

Dynamic Los Angeles rock duo The Two Tens, aka Adam Bones (guitar/vocals) and Rikki Styxx (drums), are set to release Volume 3 EP, the third of their four volume garage-punk assemblage, on February 10th (2/10!). The duo originally played together in the band Adam Bones but when that band began to falter, they realized that it […]

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Hot Band Alert – New York’s Beacon leaves the bedroom for the dancefloor on L1

Beacon is a Greenpoint, New York based duo that came to blog attention in 2011 with their R&B styled debut No Body. Since then they released their similarly R&B leaning debut The Ways We Separate (2013), decided they weren’t into R&B anymore, and released a handful of remixes in 2014 which included, Tycho’s “See”, Thomas […]

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Hot Band Alert: From Los Angeles, listen to Rosechild’s debut EP Remedies

Los Angeles-based alternative rock band Rosechild has released their debut EP, titled Remedies. There’s a certain enjoyable ’90s alt-rock sound to this four-piece band. Only three songs in length, Rosechild’s first EP leaves you wanting more. The songwriting is superb and lead singer Haile Meirow’s voice is reminiscent of ’80s and ’90s rockers Edie Brickell (particularly […]

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Forecast: 13 Los Angeles Artists and Bands to Watch in 2015

Our great city of Los Angeles is gem for discovering new music. Many of the artists and bands that make the City of Angels their home quickly work their way up from playing small venues and underground shows, to selling out famed venues and going on large tours and playing music festivals. Last year, as […]

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Hot Band Alert: King Callis and Black Peace Invite You To Brunch

King Callis is the most notable member of North Carolina’s small Black Peace artist collective. On his lush debut mixtape Brunch (Food For Thought) he establishes the crew as a serious musical force, one with a keen ear for production and a palpable hunger for success. Throughout the tape, Callis’ beats are front and center; […]

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boolan
Hot Band Alert: Boolan – Debut single “Passenger” is a charming dream pop number

Watch out Los Angeles! Five piece indie dreampop outfit Boolan may be new to the scene, formed just earlier this year, but they are ready to bring down the house. The group is comprised of Andru Bautista (rhythm guitar), Patrick Maniquis (lead guitar), TJ Perez (drums), Juan Rodriguez (bass) and Selena Vernon (vocals). The band […]

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flames of durga
Hot Band Alert: Flames of Durga — like two maenads taking part in a rite of delirium

Like two maenads taking part in a rite of delirium, twin sisters Beah and Cecilia Romero of the new East Los Angeles band, Flames Of Durga sure know how to put on an impressive rock show. Not only do these fierce brunettes deliver those early female punk vibes (think Babes In Toyland and Bikini Kill), but they’re […]

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