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LACES
LACES reaffirms a love she discovered in her youth on new single “Girlfriend”

Los Angeles artist LACES has shared a new single with the release of “Girlfriend,” a shimmering-vibrant pop roller and affirmation of self-acceptance. Between the lush pulse of the song’s dual piano and drum-beat-driven medley, LACES lets her riveting croon retell all the love and passion she discovered that she had to give in her teens. […]

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upsahl
UPSAHL Outshines the Haters and Drops Debut Album ‘Lady Jesus’

After years of writing music, releasing singles on her own and garnering the attention of music labels and critics alike, blooming artist UPSAHL has dropped her debut album Lady Jesus, via Arista Records. An alt-pop explosion of attitude, style and grit, the album is full of high voltage energy and insatiable rowdiness. Lady Jesus is […]

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boylife
boylife scores a flawless debut on his visceral self-portrait “gelato”

With the release of his debut album gelato, avant-R&B crooner boylife (aka Ryan Yoo) has seen the culmination of over four years of work come to fruition into a dually earnest and honest self-portrait. And like the album’s cover — a photo series showing Yoo bloody and bruised after a boxing match — its songs […]

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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos & Spooky Season with “La Maldita Bruja” by Nancy Sanchez

It’s spooky season, and while you prepare an elaborate Halloween costume, give a listen to the haunting melodies of Nancy Sanchez. The LA-via-Mexico singer/songwriter is known for her rich blend of musical styles, culminating in a genre which she has coined Mexican-American art pop. Her latest single is more a dirge compared to her notable […]

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Ella Rosa
Ella Rosa slips ever more comfortably into her pop/neo-soul niche with single “Nothing Sacred”

British singer/songwriter Ella Rosa has shared a new single in the form of “Nothing Sacred,” a bouncily lush track that takes a long, scrutinizing look at past relationships and the red flags often missed. Carried by her penchant for lulling deeply intimate and R&B-infused songs, her latest single unfolds on the back of warm guitar […]

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Talker
Talker limps through depression habits on new single/video “Sad Chick”

L.A. singer/multi-instrumentalist Talker, aka Celeste Tauchar, has shared a new single and video with the release of “Sad Chick.” An anthemic confessional, “Sad Chick” explodes as Tauchar’s confessional for what she calls her “depression habits,” those little routines that both maintain and help foster her helplessness. Cataloging all the ways in which she sees herself […]

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magdalena Bay
Magdalena Bay Release Psychedelic New Single “Hysterical Us” Before the Drop of Their Debut Album

With their debut album out later this week, Los Angeles duo Magdalena Bay share one more teaser, “Hysterical Us,” a psychedelic single that muses on the anxieties and questions spurned from existential thinking. With an inventive and colorful music video, the electric indie duo takes sleepless nights and drapes the darkness with out of the […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
phoebe bridgers
Phoebe Bridgers shares cover of Bo Burnham’s “That Funny Feeling” — proceeds go to Texas Abortion Funds

Bo Burnham’s “That Funny Feeling” has gotten the Phoebe Bridgers treatment with the release of a recorded cover of the song by the singer/songwriter. Bridger’s has been giving fans her version of the poignant, tongue-in-cheek ballad — and of course, hers relies on the soul-aching and ever haunting weight of her soft murmurs. Behind a […]

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Cassie Marin
On “Tanto,” Cassie Marin offers nothing but optimism & vibrant dance-hooks in the face of adversity

Los Angeles vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Cassie Marin has shared a new single with the release of “Tanto,” a vibrantly kinetic new bop that centers on her now seven-year-long battle with an autoimmune disease. Singing in her first language to pay homage to her Cuban-American identity, the new song is a bass-thumping mix of indietronica […]

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Kate Clover’s New Music Video and Single Stoke Anti-Establishment Vibes Through a Retro Lens

Taking inspiration from the writings of Hunter S. Thompson and from political parallels throughout the generations, Los Angeles punk rocker Kate Clover has released a scorching new single, ”Crimewave” with a retro-tinged music video to boot. The new single focuses on a combination of themes from political fear-mongering to truth told from the lens of […]

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Patricia Sanchez |