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Ambar Lucid
Ambar Lucid emerges as the burgeoning, unsilenced voice of a generation on debut “Garden of Lucid”

Dominican/Mexican-American artist Ambar Lucid has finally shared her debut album Garden of Lucid, an enchanted diary of personal triumph and strife that sees the singer/songwriter carving out her own niche. Mixing her Latin roots with an eclectic mix of genre-bending, Lucid has established herself as the burgeoning and unsilenced voice of a new generation of […]

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Lauren Ruth Ward
Release Your Quarantined Feels with Lauren Ruth Ward’s Thunderous Record ​Vol. II — LA date at Teragram Ballroom 4/29

Lauren Ruth Ward serves us ​major ​psychedelic angst with her sophomore album Vol. II, ​which dropped with a bang last Friday. After her debut album ​Well, Hell ​was consistently praised by the media and fans alike, Ward built high expectations for herself – and then double-downed on them with a killer 1970s inspired alt-rock record. Today, March 20, Bandcamp is giving […]

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Caroline Rose
Caroline Rose’s retrofuture record ​’Superstar’ ​is an ode to the oddballs of 2020

Have you ever listened to a song so out-of-this-world funky that it literally drags your gyrating body back in time, onto the set of the 1977 John Travolta classic Saturday Night Fever? I know it sounds crazy, but that’s what happened as I played Caroline Rose’s new album Superstar, which just dropped last Friday. To […]

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georgi kay
CD Player’s “Reimagining” of Georgi Kay’s Dreamy Hits is a a Nuanced Fusion of Nature and Technology

Listening to Georgi Kay’s “Reimagined EP” is redolent of being fully submerged in a sensory deprivation tank. The Australian-British musician took the fan favorites off her 2018 debut album “Where I Go To Disappear” and entrusted them to Brooklyn-based producer, CD PLAYER – but instead of remixing them, he reimagined them entirely. Listen below to […]

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Ruination Records Releases Massive 50-Song Benefit Compilation
Interview: Ruination Records Releases Massive 50-Song Benefit Compilation to Raise Funds for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

As the next election draws nearer, we cannot forget why we fight, or rather, who we fight for. Ruination Records surely hasn’t; the independent label is gearing up to release a compilation album called So Many Singing, Volume 2, where all proceeds will be donated to immigrant and refugee non-profit organizations. Among the 50 contributors […]

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walk onto sun
Walk Onto Sun finds hypnotic bliss in melancholia on self-titled debut

From the opening moments of Walk Onto Sun’s self-titled debut album, a mesmerizing bleakness settles itself over the dizzying soundscapes found within. As the solo project from L.A. musician Ben Engebretson, Walk Onto Sun is no stranger to using its dark-cold wave sonics to cut into the political and social landscape of today, with their […]

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Thurston Moore
Thurston Moore Delivers a Prayer with His Latest Spirit Counsel

With an arsenal of seminal albums tucked into his belt, it’s no surprise that Thurston Moore’s latest output is nothing less than outstanding. Less of an album than a magnum opus, Spirit Counsel is as subterranean as it is sublime, consistently toeing the line between noisey rock and experimental. The content is sprawling but the […]

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Interview: frogi Wants to Topple the Industry’s Boys’ Club With Powerful Bedroom Pop—Introvert EP is Out Now

LA’s frogi is filled with contrasts but not contradictions. The songwriter and producer recently released a bedroom pop EP titled Introvert. It is restrained and quiet, tied together with a strong motif of love, though probably not the love you’re thinking of. Her stories are nuanced and sensitive, but that is not what defines her. […]

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stone irr
Stone Irr delivers a wonderful contrast of pop delight and lyrical depth with ‘Performance’

Highs and lows are felt within ‘Performance,’ the sophomore album of L.A. based — by way of Indiana — singer/songwriter Stone Irr. Much anticipated, the album, that dropped Sept. 20, is described by Irr as an exploration into the “relationship between observer and observed.” From the ghostly album artwork to the distance and echoey dreamlike […]

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jail weddings
Jail Weddings channel all the best of Smiths-Byrne and their own manic experimentation on Wilted Eden

Having spent a decade honing their sound steeped in the depths of a sub-genre of music they coined as death doo-wop, Los Angeles-based Jail Weddings have returned with their third album in Wilted Eden. To celebrate the new record, the band will play a record release show on Sept. 24 at The Satellite. Mingling all […]

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