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New Music: Stream Beach House’s new single “Sparks”

Beach House have shared the first single from their forthcoming album, Depression Cherry. The new single titled  “Sparks” is available for you to stream below. With over five minutes of shoegaze splendor, Beach House’s new album is looking to be something special. Depression Cherry will be Beach House’s fifth full-length record, and is slated for release on August […]

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Vieux Farka Touré and Julia Easterlin announce new project Touristes, listen to first single “Little Things”

Now this is a gorgeous new music find for your ears. Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré, who is well known as the “Hendrix of the Sahara,” has teamed up with Brooklyn vocalist on the rise, Julia Easterlin for a new album project called Touristes. The two connected this past summer of 2014 and what came […]

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Watch Peaches’ new video “Light in Places” featuring Empress Stah and her laser butt plug; new album to feature Kim Gordon and Feist

Always thinking out of the box and pushing limits, after six years, Peaches is back with a new album. The sexually-charged electronic artist has shared a new song titled “Light in Places,” which was written for and stars UK performance artist/aerialist Empress Stah, and her pioneering laser butt plug show. The new song comes from […]

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Wolf Alice officially arrives with debut full-length “My Love is Cool”

London rockers Wolf Alice have been on our radar since making their L.A. debut at Bardot in January, and excitement for their debut album My Love is Cool has been buoyed by subsequent standout performances. The album dropped June 23 off Dirty Hit/RCA Records and it was well worth the wait. With a sound often times reminiscent of the best […]

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Recommended: Listen to Blood Candy’s debut EP “Dead Moon”

One of our 13 L.A. Bands to Watch in 2015, shoegazers Blood Candy released their debut EP Dead Moon earlier this month — and damn, was it worth the wait. A bit of My Bloody Valentine meets the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, this four-piece has been playing shows together since March of last year. Their reverb-heavy guitars meshes […]

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Sharkmuffin share new song “First Date” featuring Patty Schemel on drums

In true punk form, Sharkmuffin’s new song “First Date” clocks in at a minute and some change. The spitfire Brooklyn duo composed of Tarra Thiessen (guitar/vocals) and Natalie Kirch (bass/vocals) are joined by the pummeling drums of Patty Schemel (Hole, Upset, Death Valley Girls.). The jangly punk number fires through with sassy vocals and a driving baseline as […]

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Dan Auerbach debuts song and album details from new project The Arcs — stream now

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys has a new project called The Arcs, and today he debuted a soft lovin’ song titled “Stay In My Corner.” The song comes from The Arcs’ 13-track debut album, Yours, Dreamily . Just like the album title suggests, the new song is quite dreamy. Auerbach’s tender vocals warm you […]

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Stream Albert Hammond Jr.’s new song “Losing Touch” off forthcoming album; LA date at Teragram Ballroom

Strokes’ guitarist and solo musician, Albert Hammond Jr. has shared his new song “Losing Touch.” The track is the second song to be revealed from his forthcoming solo album Momentary Masters, out July 31 via Vagrant/BMG. Hammond’s third full-length record is preceded by Yours to Keep (2006) and his last solo album, ¿Cómo Te Llama? which […]

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Recommended: Michael Rault “Living Daylight” — a lovesick record full of infectious garage and vintage power pop

As the last kiss of spring dries out and you sit dreaming of summer backyard bar-b-q-s, you should really plug-in and take a listen to Michael Rault’s debut full-length Living Daylight to get yourself in the summer frame of mind. Rault comes from our neighborhood to the north, Canada, wearing high top old skool vans […]

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Jacco Gardner “Hypnophobia” — a master blend of vintage reminiscing and contemporary styling

Photo by Nick Helderman As I put my ear buds in to let the music fill my ears I am instantly transported. I am walking down a street in Paris on a blissfully beautiful spring day. The sun warms my face as I watch people sip coffee, eat crepes and whiz past me on bicycles. […]

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