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Staff Picks: Grimy Goods Best Albums of 2015 — Albums of the Year

Since 2008, our focus has been to introduce fresh independent music to our readers. Whether hip hop, punk, indie pop, garage, electronic and more — Grimy Goods is down with all flavors of the musical rainbow. While we lean towards content rich in underground, local and independent music, we still give praise to mainstream albums […]

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The Perfumes
Song Premiere: Listen to The Perfumes’ new track “California”

Short and sweet, yet it has the powerful ability to get stuck in your head with its dreamy chorus. The Perfumes’ new song “California” is a bittersweet farewell to sunny California. As the latest project of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Moxcey, the sullen song comes from Moxcey’s abundant, yet seldom shared collection of home recordings. […]

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DIIV
Listen to DIIV’s new single “Under The Sun”

DIIV have shared a new single from their forthcoming sophomore album Is the Is Are, due out February 5 via Captured Tracks. The new song titled “Under The sun” is a bright tune reminiscent of 80s new wave. With a brilliant build up and a sexy bass line, this new DIIV track will have you dancing […]

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SHAMIR
Best Debut Albums of 2015

This past year was a great year for debut albums, and especially a mammoth year for women in music. About 65 percent of our debut selections are from some very talented women. While we could have easily added a few more records to this list, we like to keep it selective. When it comes down […]

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Animal Collective announce Los Angeles date at Fonda Theatre

Experimental pop-group Animal Collective have announced a Los Angeles date for March 8 at the Fonda Theatre, for which tickets will surely move quickly. The group is touring in support of their 10th studio album Painting With – of which they debuted at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport to much fanfare. Matt Baetz wrote in an […]

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EFG
Video Premiere: Watch EFG’s captivating new video for “Suzanne”

Los Angeles trio, EFG (formerly known as Electric Flower Group) just signed to LA-based Bodan Kuma and are currently in the studio working on a new EP and a full length record which will be set for release in 2016. The group led by the eclectic guitarist and vocalist, guitarist Imaad Wasif (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Lou Barlow, Alaska) […]

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Angela Parrish
Hot Artist Alert: Angela Parrish — a classic and captivating voice with rich storytelling lyrics

Just the other day, I was talking to a friend about how we need to bring intimate lounge singing back. Nowadays, many singer-songwriters perform at large venues and even sometimes arenas. The days of catching a performer live at intimate venues such as the famed Cocoanut Grove are slim to none, but the style of […]

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Rolling Blackouts
Hot Band Alert: Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are ready to roll with a “Clean Slate” and more

Coining themselves at a “tough pop/soft punk group”, Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (RBCF) are turning on the Aussie charm with their enticing blend of garage rock. Just like Sly and the Family Stone, “it’s a family affair” when it comes to making music with these guys. Composed of of brothers Tom (guitar and vocals) […]

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Win Tickets to Muse with Phantogram at The STAPLES CENTER

Are you ready for the ultimate Muse experience? Strap in and get ready because the famed Brit alt-rockers are bringing their full 360 audio/visual “in the round” concert set up to the STAPLES Center on December 18th and 19th. The band will be playing from a round center stage to echo that intimate live concert […]

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Win Tickets to !!! (Chk Chk Chk) at the Echoplex

Its always a good time when the Sacramento band !!! (Chk Chk Chk) come to town, inevitably causing us to shake our booties. There is also no way frontman Nic Offer will refrain from displaying his provocative moves! We last caught them at this years FYF Fest, prior to the release of their sixth album, As If. […]

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An Interview with Papa: Caught in a balancing act between Dylan-esque Americana, feverish punk-rock attitudes and soulful rhythm & blues that tie them all together

Caught in a balancing act between Dylan-esque Americana, feverish punk-rock attitudes and the soulful rhythm and blues that tie them all together, Los Angeles locals PAPA sparked a fire in 2013 with the cheeky sincerity of their debut LP Tender Madness. After a brief stint opening for Florence and the Machine on a few of […]

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Regrettes
Hot Band Alert: No gimmick — Teenaged rockers Regrettes are completely for real

A couple of months ago, I saw a teenaged rock duo called Regrettes open up for Kate Nash at the Echo and was surprised at how competent and legitimate they were – even more-so after learning they were just fourteen years old. A gimmick guitarist Lydia Night and drummer Marlhy Murphy definitely are not. A […]

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Hot New Music: Stream Crescendo’s new song “Repulsor” off forthcoming sophomore LP “Unless”

With an affinity for all things romanticism, science fiction, imagination, and self-reflection, Los Angeles trio Crescendo have shared a nostalgic new song titled “Repulsor”. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, Unless. With a sweet sound that reminds you of 80s shoegaze and new wave, Crescendo’s “Repulsor” dazzles with tender vocals and transcending […]

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