Album Streams

Premiere: Debut LP from Polartropica is a ‘Dream Come True’—She Headlines ‘Love is Gay Fest’ March 14

The title of Polartropica’s debut album, due out tomorrow and available to stream below, makes clear where the local artist is in her career. Across the 10 tracks of Dreams Come True, and spanning all the songs, videos, and shows that have come before, Polartropica is bursting at the seams with joy and encouragement. And […]

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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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Premiere: talker Embraces Her Haunted Side on New Horror Films EP, Release Show on Feb 27

Local songwriter Celeste Tauchar earned her stripes touring with bands like Frenship, but has proven her independent prowess with her new EP as talker. The leading singles were a good indication of what was to come, and the full release packs a punch. The record is due out tomorrow, but today you can listen to […]

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Zoe Elaine |
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EP Premiere: Egg Drop Soup Have Feminism in Their DNA—Catch Their Residency at Bigfoot Lodge East

Punk music is better live and that’s a fact. In that spirit, Grimy Goods favorites, Egg Drop Soup are about to drop a four-track EP recorded live at Golden Beat Recording Studio. It is rough around the edges, complete with questionable vocals and feedback—both from the monitors and the audience. Listen to it exclusively below […]

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Trabants
Premiere: Trabants Bring Back the Spaghetti Western With New LP, Nel Cuore Di Una Terra Selvaggia

The last we saw of Trabants, they were playing a set at Echo Park Rising back in August. It turns out that well before then, the band’s leader, Eric Penna, had begun working on a new album. That album, which emulates spaghetti westerns of the 1960’s, is finally finished after a painstaking process, and will […]

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Ian Wayne
Premiere: Ian Wayne’s New Album is a Cynical Delight

The cynicism of Ian Wayne’s new album is evident from its title. A Place Where Nothing Matters is out today and deals with hopelessness and disinterest via unique songwriting that feels more like poetry than lyrics. This LP follows his lofi At Home EP from last summer, which itself was a reinvention of his career; he […]

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Premiere: Expect a New EP This Friday from Livingmore, the Band as Tight as the Mafia

Local retro rock outfit Livingmore is regimented in the all right ways. As the band and I loudly chat over coffee on a hot day in Hollywood, drummer Mike Schadel breaks it down: “Everyone has a role,” and with structure, they are able to avoid disagreements and negative energy. Frontwoman Alex Moore jokes, “We’re like […]

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Premiere: Black Flamingo Embrace Their Contradictions

Black Flamingo is filled with contradictions. Their name is the obvious first example, and their sound reflects a dichotomy of tropical light and gothic darkness, too. Add to the pile the title and feel of their new EP, Living Ghost, which will entertain as much as it haunts you. Kimi Recor (founder of Play Like […]

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EP Premiere: The Crowleys Keep Things Pastel on Colours Change Their Tone EP

The Crowleys first caught my attention with the release of “LA Sunset,” a psychedelic track that felt genuinely SoCal. Much to my surprise, the band is actually based in Hamilton, Ontario, a city known for weather and landscape quite different from our own. That clearly doesn’t matter though, given how sunny and expansive their new […]

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Zoe Elaine |
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Album Premiere: Dallas Acid’s Spa Hunter LP is an ASMR Wonder

I apologize in advance to anyone who is just learning about autonomous sensory meridian response from this piece. Once you start looking up examples of it on YouTube, you’ll never escape the black hole. The sensation is inexplicably pleasurable, described on Wikipedia as being “low-grade euphoria,” brought on by soft stimuli, such as whispers or […]

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Zoe Elaine |