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Tropa Magica
Tropa Magica spiral towards something truly sublime on Tripiando Al Infinito En Mi Recámara

Brothers and band-mates, the psychedelic cumbia-punk that David and Rene Pacheco have pieced together over a decade as Tropa Magica has coalesced into something sublime on their sophomore album Tripiando Al Infinito En Mi Recámara (Tripping to Infinity in my Bedroom). Expanding on their alt-grunge-psych Cumbia sounds with a variety of new tastes and styles— […]

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carre band
Premiere: Carré deliver mind-bending, cathartic debut EP

There’s nothing “square” about Carré. Despite their band name meaning “square” in French, there is aboslultey nothing “square” about these fierce Los Angeles-based industrial rockers. Originally from France, the trio has shared today a first-listen of their debut EP. Pulsating with ferocious electro-psych flavor and an industrial techno vibe — the two drummers and guitar […]

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jess cornelius
Jess Cornelius gives a gutting but intimate look at growth and new beginnings on debut album “Distance”

Raw and deliriously poignant, Jess Cornelius’ debut album Distance finds comfort in the symmetry of painful ends and their new beginnings. Created after her move from Melbourne to Los Angeles when she was filled with the hope of starting fresh, Distance digs less into the physical distances Cornelius has traversed, but rather her examination of […]

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Farrah Mechael’s New EP Serves Us Sultry Summer Bangers

Fiery pop newcomer Farrah Mechael is bringing back hot girl summer with her vibrant second EP “Lies.” Featuring production and writing from Andre ‘Dre Bombay’ Harris, Don Parma, Devrim Karaoglu, Ant Clemons and the Mechael sisters – Farrah and Tamara – “Lies” is a sultry fusion of electronic pop with hip-hop sensibilities. The EP serves […]

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Vibrant Pop Artist Deqn Sue Returns with Earnest New Single “Troll”

In the age of internet chatrooms, then comment sections, then DMs, trolls have been a persistent plague. It’s easy to brush aside for anyone who has a small digital platform, but, as Aidy Bryant’s show Shrill, for one, demonstrated, the nagging hate that comes from faceless avatars can be damaging for everyone involved. Basically, it’s […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Press Play: With a soothingly sweet voice, Arlo Parks captures the complexity of life

Capturing the complexity of life, London based musician Arlo Parks pens a universal narrative with her music. Though she’s just emerged onto the music scene, Parks writes with astounding clarity and has a keen sense of perception. Singing about all that she observes and feels from the beauty we find in little moments to the […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Press Play: On New EP, Zaia Muses on Being a Black Man in America

Contemporary artist Zaia understands that existing in this world, especially as a young black man, means eventually battling with some demons from within and without, which is exactly what he’s done in his latest release, ‘Very Alone,’ a scorching 9-song EP from the Atlanta based artist. From racing thoughts about love to wondering about AI […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
“Mithras” Music Video Reveals a Morsel of the Technicolor Universe on Vinyl Williams’ Azure LP

After last couple weeks, I’m about ready to jettison off this planet. The successful SpaceX launch certainly makes the idea tempting. If you are similarly seeking an escape, look out for Azure, the brand new record from Vinyl Williams out now. The local psych artist, né Lionel Williams, has created not just one but 11 […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Press Play: Dua Saleh’s New Single “Body Cast” Mourns Those Killed by Police

A protest song is a genre that transcends sound, and the diverse outcries this year continue to ring out. Even the sound of Minneapolis’ own Dua Saleh has varied since their last single, “Umbrellar,” which appeared on Grimy Goods’ Best New Songs Playlist in April. The Sudanese artist’s new cut is a portrait of police […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Little Simz
Press Play: Little Simz is a young, vibrant voice in uncertain times

Unafraid to speak up and always with a strong sense of self, Little Simz’s music rises to be a beacon of hope for the masses of youth finding their voice, especially during these tumultuous times. Little Simz shines not just as an artist, but as a young black woman determined to find her way regardless […]

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Patricia Sanchez |