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Feminist Punks OBJECT AS SUBJECT To Perform at Repro Rights Benefit RADICAL ACTS at Zebulon

The last we heard from OBJECT AS SUBJECT, they had just released their very first single. “Weaponry” was a bombastic introduction to the project led by Paris Hurley, which led to the release of a full-length album, PERMISSION, just a few months later. This feminist collective will be performing at RADICAL ACTS: A Party for […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Lucille Furs
Lucile Furs’ new album ‘Another Land’ buds with all those delicious yesteryear sounds

Lucille Furs are making their way to Los Angeles with a headline show date at the Bootleg Theater on Thursday, March 21. The psych-pop quintet just released their second album ‘Another Land’ via Requiem Pour Un Twister. The 13-track LP is filled with exotic psychedelic gems that will do just that: take you to “another […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Kishi Bashi paints a Japanese-American-internment love story on orchestral new single “Summer of ’42”

Kishi Bashi has finally announced the coming of his fourth album Omoiyari—an ambitious and poignant attempt by the multi-instrumentalist to reconcile our country’s past internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII with the socio-political atmosphere of today. The first single from that album, “Summer of ’42,” is a telling reveal of not only the album’s sound and […]

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Steven Ward |
Oyster Kids share video for infectious new single “Losing My Mind”

A bubbly, earworm if we’ve ever heard one, Los Angeles four-piece Oyster Kids new single “Losing My Mind” is a no-brainer add to anyone’s indie-pop playlist. It’s all riveting synth-surges and tambourine echoes that propel the song forward alongside the group’s vocalizations, of which Andrew Eapen’s croons are lent to; Jonathan Bradley delivers the song’s […]

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Steven Ward |
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Japanese Punks CHAI Prep New Album Release and LA Show at the Moroccan

Who are your favorite Japanese rock stars? Can you think of any at all? This quartet is here to change that. Founded by twins Mana and Kana, CHAI is a punk band from Nagoya, Japan, and they will drop their sophomore LP this Friday. They call it PUNK, an obvious title considering their mission. They […]

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Zoe Elaine |
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Charlotte OC shares empowering new banger “Boyfriend”

Charlotte OC, the U.K. newcomer currently making waves with her single “Satellite,” has released another off her upcoming EP titled “Boyfriend.” A hot-flash of suave percussion and searing vocal work, the songstress’ latest is a formidable anthem of feminine independence. Delivered in her smokey vocals, which flicker and burn at the edges from the sizzle […]

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Steven Ward |
The Budos Band drop a swirling maelstrom of darkly-soulful sonics with “Arcane Rambler”

Afro-soul collective The Budos Band have shared the latest single from their forthcoming LP V, and boy-oh-boy is it a funky piece of rock instrumentation. “Arcane Rambler” does just that, rambling along to a heady concoction of woozy guitar work, off-kilter percussion raps, and blistering horns. It’s a swirling maelstrom of darkly-soulful sonics, the kind […]

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Steven Ward |
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Amanda Palmer Makes No Compromises on There Will Be No Intermission LP—See Her at the Ace Theatre on May 11

Amanda Palmer takes no breaks. She also uses no shortcuts, and she rarely compromises. The creative titan has released another album, called There Will Be No Intermission, and it thunders with as much authority as the figure herself. Art was made for each track—all 20 of them—and can be purchased on her website, along with […]

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Zoe Elaine |
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Premiere: Feminist Fatales Egg Drop Soup Share Video for New Mix of “PMS”

In 1993, Damon Albarn painted a portrait of the United States’ damaged relationship with fame through “Miss America,” off Blur’s second album. Though they were known as an uptempo Britpop band, this track is discordant and slow—and begs to be sneered at. “I don’t mind,” Albarn drones in the chorus, “I love only you.” A […]

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Local Natives
Local Natives announce return with music video double-feature; new album Violet Street out next month

Local Natives have finally announced their return in the form of two new songs: “When Am I Gonna Lose You” and “Café Amarillo.” The two new songs also dropped with their own music videos. The lush and shimmering “Lose You” features a melancholic Kate Mara wandering through a dizzying array of decades-old L.A. retro environs […]

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Steven Ward |
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