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girl in red grapples alongside her heart and against her mind on chapter 2 EP

From inside her Norwegian bedroom, 20-year-old Marie Ulven has spent the last year piecing together the vehicle of her musical ambitions—aka her lush, indie-rock creation: girl in red. With the release of her second EP ‘chapter 2’, Ulven has waded into entirely new depths of coy originality and unguarded confessionals. Pushing her DIY take on […]

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Singer-songwriter mxmtoon finds beauty in the mundane on debut the masquerade

A mainline artery to her heart, mxmtoon exists to give voice to all the things that 19-year-old Maia keeps hidden behind the facade of her day-to-day life. Offered in a spoken-word inflection that dips and curves itself around her eclectic production—one part acoustic-pop a-la Kina Grannis, mixed with sharp lyricism and avant-garde, off-kilter melodics akin […]

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Clairo
Clairo emerges glowing and glimmering in the intimacy of her songs on debut Immunity

With the release of her debut album Immunity, 20-year-old Claire Cottrill—aka Clairo—has put to rest any notions of herself being a one-hit-wonder known for making trite bedroom-pop. Her debut unfolds with all the intimacy of a personal diary, handwritten in atmospheric ballads and giddy, electropop bangers that trace her grapplings with love and identity. From […]

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Join Paco Versailles in Their Very Own “Shangri La” Tonight at the Sayers Club

Here to grace Los Angeles with their new genre of dancemenco is Paco Versailles, aka the duo of Vahagni and Ryan Merchant (of Capital Cities). They blend disco and flamenco—hence the portmanteau—to form swirling clouds of infectious tunes. So far, they have released just two singles, and you can hear both and more at the […]

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Hot Band Alert: Landroid share video for debut single “Yellow Sea” — a cosmic ode to the odyssey of the afterlife

Desert-dream-pop duo operating out of the sand-dune landscape of Landers, CA from where they take their name—Landroid have shared a first listen off their upcoming debut album with “Yellow Sea.” Pulled straight from the cosmically-inclined minds of Cooper Gillespie and Greg Gordon, the track and accompanying video is an ode to the odyssey of the […]

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Cowgirls
Hot Artist Alert: Cowgirls find reinvention and purpose on debut single “Loose Story”

After six years of playing bass across Los Angeles for the Dead Ships, Alex Moore found himself feeling more than a little stagnant and drifting in regards to his musical soul. The debut single for Moore’s new project, Cowgirls, was inspired by a desire for “reinvention” and “to flip the script and change the monologue […]

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Blood Cultures Wish Us Well in “Best For You,” Announce New LP Due in September

At the heart of Blood Cultures’ new single, “Best For You,” is a lack of trust. Ironically, the band’s own manifesto preaches a vastly different message: to trust yourself. What’s that—a manifesto? Yes, the band wrote a manifesto to provide some explanation for their thick shroud of anonymity, and it gives art and its interpreter […]

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Girl Friday
Watch Girl Friday’s new video for “Decoration/Currency” Ahead of EP Release and Bootleg Show

I had never heard the phrase “Girl Friday” until a local band by that name came across my radar. It is (was?) a phrase that meant an office assistant who handled many tasks—it was coined at a time when only women were considered for secretarial positions, of course. Watch these bandmates crush the stereotype in […]

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Premiere: Mystery Artist Sloane Debuts Single “Old Hands New Face” Reminding Us It’s Okay Not to be Okay

Behind a pixelated mask, experimental pop producer Sloane reveals his anthemic single ‘Old Hands New Face.’ Born from heartache and reflection, the track manages to capture the shock and empowerment that comes with a personal revolution. With swimming vocals and a chanting chorus, Sloane reaches the core of transformation by reminding us its okay not […]

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Delacey
Hot Artist Alert: L.A.-based Delacey is the velvet-voiced songstress to soundtrack your summer dreams

Silky-voiced singer/songwriter Delacey has unveiled the music video for her debut single “My Man”—and it’s quite the visual love letter to the Los Angeles vistas she’s come to call home. Delacey shares that same absorbing elegance that other sonorously gifted singers seem to so innately carry—think Lana Del Rey and Amy Winehouse—a pop glam that […]

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