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Hot Band Alert: Ray & Remora share ’90s-inspired indie-pop originals on debut album “Startle It Up”

Synth-fueled indie pop duo Ray & Remora made their mark on the Los Angeles music scene in 2014 with their debut EP 1994, which featured covers by prominent indie rock artists of that era such as Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices, etc. Their video for the cover of Pavement’s “Gold Soundz” even featured cameos by Pavement front […]

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Hot Band Alert: The Paranoyds — relentless garage punk, best experienced in the flesh

For those days when it’s “fuck this shit o’clock” or you just “can’t even” and seeking musical refuge is the only option to keep from losing your head, Los Angeles garage rockers The Paranoyds have got you covered. The four piece is comprised of Lexi Funston, Staz Lindes, Laila Hashemi and David Ruiz and with […]

Alexandra Savior at Hote Cafe
Hot Artist Alert: Alexandra Savior bewitches Hotel Cafe crowd with her mischievous charm

Located at the heart of Hollywood’s extravagant entertainment scene, the Hotel Café sits rather unremarkably down a nearby alley, flanked on all sides by majestic venues like the Pantages Theatre and the Hollywood Palladium. Once inside, the Café reveals itself to be a much grander replication of Hollywood’s glory days, with intricate, gold placated architecture leading […]

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Hot Band Alert: Uruguay’s Delouners shine on debut album with catchy garage rock ‘n’ blues

Uruguay’s Delouners have already been making waves in Montevideo, “the capital of South American rock,” but their catchy blues garage sound is just beginning to set off ripples here in Los Angeles. The band recently released a new video for the single, “Family,” which also happens to be the title of their debut 13-song album. […]

Rebel and a Basketcase
Hot Band Alert: Los Angeles duo Rebel and a Baskecase drop debut EP (and it’s really f*cking good)

Los Angeles electro pop duo, Rebel and a Basketcase are wasting no time dropping the addictive new singles. Featured as one of Grimy Goods’ Top 20 Underground Acts To Catch This July, we previously described the band as: “An electro orgy of sound — if Devo, St. Vincent and Bowie had a threesome.” And after […]

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Song Premiere: San Diego’s Big Bloom share roaring new single “Punk Song” off forthcoming debut LP

San Diego’s Big Bloom are about to be in full rock n’ roll bloom with the upcoming release of their debut LP Heavy Angel, due out July 7. We here at Grimy Goods are thrilled to premiere the release of their first single off this heavy hitter titled “Punk Song.” According to vocalist Katie Howard, […]

Barns Courtney
Hot Artist Alert: Barns Courtney talks going from sleeping in his car to viral sensation — LA date at Troubadour

Interview Feature by Steven Ward Wandering around the Warner Bros. studios, gawking at all the Harry Potter memorabilia, Barns Courtney is on top of the world. With a Conan O’Brian appearance slated to air that night, a debut album on the way, and two viral hit singles, you would be hard pressed to believe that the […]

Mind Monogram
Video Premiere: Los Angeles chamber psych group Mind Monogram drop debut video “Howls”

With two hazy EPs under their belts — each released in March and April of 2015 — Los Angeles band Mind Monogram have shared the video for their gorgeous dream-pop symphony, “Howls.” The song is lush with enchanting psychedelic soundscapes and all but a few enticing croons. If acts like Explosions In The Sky, Tame […]

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Hot Band Alert: New York’s Sofi Tukker gives LA a dose of their dazzling bombast at Lyric Theatre

It was my first time at the Lyric Theatre, a venue in mid city that is shining through with its current music selections gracing the evenings. Last week, KCRW featured a night with New York-based indie electro-dance duo Sofi Tukker, with opening performance by Kauf. The place was at capacity from the jump off which made […]

Ranch Ghost
Hot Band Alert: Ranch Ghost — Get down with their jangle cow punk, debut album out

Photo Credit: Ashley Boyd Jones A little gritty, a tad ghostly and a whole lotta rock n roll, Nashville’s Ranch Ghost are about to haunt you with their new tunes. Like the good rock ’n’ roll of the 50s and 60s, Ranch Ghost have that shake, rattle and roll appeal making it nearly impossible to […]

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