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Nicole Kiki Jaffe
Nicole Kiki Jaffe pines and coos for the loving fireside of home on “It Felt Like Coming Home”

Los Angeles singer/songwriter Nicole Kiki Jaffe writes so others can heal. Her new single, the wistful folk-ballad “It Felt Like Coming Home,” is rooted in the kind of self-restoration that can emerge and occur in the aftermath of some heartache or struggle. For Jaffe, there is catharsis to be found in her powerful trills on […]

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Steven Ward |
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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Grouplove
Grouplove keep their “Youth” ignited on new anthem from upcoming album HEALER

Grouplove has shared the video for new single “Youth” off their upcoming album HEALER and once again the Los Angeles indie-rock outfit has put forth a stellar anthem. The film, centered around an older woman (Grace Zabriskie) attempting to reconnect with some long-forgotten youthfulness in herself vis-a-vis Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi’s urgings, propels itself […]

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Steven Ward |
hazel english
Hazel English Releases Another Emotional Single In Anticipation of Her Debut Album — L.A. Show at The Echo

Dream-pop with a little twang; Hazel English, the Australian born, L.A.-based artist has shared another single off her forthcoming album. “Combat” floats atop a swirling, glistening sea of beautiful instrumentals as the lyrics wash over you like waves along the shore. To celebrate the new album, Hazel English will perform in Los Angeles at The […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
The Marías
The Marías share David Lynchian-esque video for new song “Hold It Together”

The Marías have shared a hypnotic new video for their single “Hold It Together,” one that mirrors quite literally all the resplendent and warm funkiness the duo brings to all their songs. Featuring a sublime María looking as ethereal as ever in a black two-piece dress, surrounded as she is by red velvet carpeting and […]

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Steven Ward |
jett kwong
Watch Jett Kwong’s Enticing New Video for ‘Tokyo Bath’ — EP Release Show at Bootleg Theater

Los Angeles is full of musicians, artists, and dreamers, laying a cloud of creativity over the city like a blanket. Enter Jett Kwong, the experimental pop artist who weaves worlds of fantasy into soothing, catchy soundscapes. Jett gracefully transcends the Hollywood murmur in this new visual, as an esteemed outsider with a quiet resolve. The […]

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Ari |
oddnesse
Face the Music with Oddnesse’s “All American Lie”

Oddnesse’s new single “All American Lie” encourages us to face the music and challenge the institutional conventions that we’ve internalized as “American”. It seems that there is a direct correlation between the track’s themes and the way that Oddnesse flips folk music, a cultural touchstone of 1960s America, right on its head. Through layers of […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Empress Of
Empress Of shares mesmerizing video for pulsating new single “Give Me Another Chance”

Empress Of has shared the otherworldly, strobe-lit video for her new single, “Give Me Another Chance,” the first taste of her upcoming album I’m Your Empress Of. The track, writhing with heady beats and synth-spasms, is just as enthralling as its film counterpart: directed by Alexis Gomez, the video features stunning shots of tangled bodies, […]

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Steven Ward |
Diet Cig Is “Thriving,” Thanks for Asking—Stream New Single, LA Date at Teragram Oct. 22

In case you were wondering, Diet Cig is doing great. On their new single, lead singer Alex Luciano is almost too eager to convince us of that fact. “Thriving” is the second cut from the band’s forthcoming record, Do You Wonder About Me?, due out May 1 on Frenchkiss Records. They will be headed on […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Ella M.’s “Take Yourself Home” is RnB Bop That Echoes An Entire Generation’s Anxiety About Success

Ella M.’s new single “Take Yourself Home” continues the sentiment for nostalgic music with an 80s revival that assumes an unmistakably modern identity. Perhaps when we’re feeling stuck or trapped, we look to the past for answers; Los Angeles’s history is filled with icons who have overcome extreme adversity and found success. “Take Yourself Home” […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |