PAPA beat any notion of a sophomore slump into the dirt with Kick the Dust

It’s been three years since PAPA released their debut LP Tender Madness; three long years since childhood friends Darren Weiss and Danny Presant married LA-by-way-of-NY punk tendencies with a ravenous need to inject as much funk and soul into their romantically inclined frustrations. Since then, the duo has gone from playing their typical west coast circuit to opening for […]

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New Music: Royal Canoe get beautifully disorienting on Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit

Beginning as an erratic display of uncontrollable exuberance, Royal Canoe’s third studio album, Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit, exists as the sextet’s most introspective endeavor to date. Revolving inwardly, like a camera lens zooming to scrutinize their most candid vulnerabilities, their lyrics progress towards an ever intensifying brooding reflection of their lives thus […]

The Tissues at Echo Park Rising 2016
Photos: Echo Park Rising with The Paranoyds, Magic Bronson, Future Shoxx and more

It’s wise to say that 2016 has been the best Echo Park Rising yet. With four days full of music, and an exceptional showcase of local bands—many who who we have yet to feature or cover live—Echo Park Rising was a success. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this neighborhood music […]

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Sweden’s CEO Returns with a Stylish New Track Titled “Kill Count”

Sweden’s CEO is back with some new music. It’s been about two years since we’ve heard any electronic splendor from Eric Berglund (aka CEO). The creator behind The Tough Alliance and label Sincerely Yours, as well as the craftsman behind all the addictively clever electro soundscapes you hear in CEO’s music, Berglund is finally back […]

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Frank Ocean’s Blonde is the Pop Masterpiece this Generation Has Been Missing

On Blonde, Frank Ocean fearlessly balances avant-garde themes and aesthetics with cathartic pop bliss Words: Jamie Lawlor For a minute there, we thought the day might never come, but on that sunny Saturday afternoon, the second studio album by Frank Ocean was finally out. A lot has happened in the realm of black culture since Ocean’s […]

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Album Review: Paul Bergmann’s Stars and Streams is out August 26, LA date at Bootleg

Intimacy Ebbs and Flows in Paul Bergmann’s New LP, Stars and Streams Words: Zoë Elaine At my college radio station, a friend of mine created and hosted a beautiful folk show. It was a program filled with soft melodies and emotional croons. When she graduated, I took it over, but never was able to capture the […]

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Saint Motel Unload New Single “Move” with a Groovy 360° Virtual Experience

Los Angeles indie pop group, Saint Motel have unloaded a delightful new single titled “Move.” Kicking off with a funky soul-clap, “Move” takes you back to the 70s roller disco days. Even the visual companion—which arrives as a 360° Virtualizer—drips of luscious 70s vibes. Watch it in your iPhone, and as you move your phone up […]

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White Sea shares illustrious new single “Yesterday”

White Sea, also known as Morgan Kibby, has shared a new single titled, “Yesterday.” The catchy song is the fourth track White Sea has revealed from her interactive art project “Postcards From Nowhere.” The unique new work finds White Sea getting closers to her fans through sharing postcards, demos, polaroids, correspondence, and more directly with fans […]

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From Drummer to Frontman, Stream Adam Topol’s Eclectic Debut Solo Album “Regardless of the Dark”

Los Angeles based indie singer-songwriter Adam Topol is widely known as a drummer for the likes of household name acts such as Eddie Vedder, Ziggy Marley, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Cliff and David Gilmour, to name a few. Now, the talented drummer has stepped up from behind his kit and has taken the floor as frontman. […]

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Win Tickets to ELOHIM at the Echo

Thursday, July 28th will celebrate a lineup of dazzling acts at The Echo. Elohim is set to headline the show, with the release of her self titled debut album this past May. With only two songs out in the public, “She Talks Too Much” and “Xanax”, Elohim has stirred quite a following. Thursday night’s schedule will feature […]

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