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Singer/songwriter Nahneen Kula flexes her stunning vocals on sonorous anthem “Jesus Christ”

A testament to her eclectic influences, “Jesus Christ,” the latest single from Nahneen Kula, is a sonorous exercise in the singer/songwriter’s stunning vocal work. From ecstatic highs to lilting lows, Kula–the nom de plume of L.A.-based Charlene Gibbs–fills the breadth of the song’s spacious soundscape with her piercing cries and the buoyant melody. Between it’s […]

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Steven Ward |
Ziemba Reveals Uneasy New Single and Video for “Harbor Me” Lifted from Forthcoming True Romantic LP

Among the revelations on Ziemba’s new record, that she is a romantic might be the most shocking of all. The artist and journalist also known as René Kladzyk has always toyed with relationships, though typically between energies rather than explicit affairs. Her 2015 record Hope Is Never was more about reaction than grief, and Ardis, […]

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Zoe Elaine |
best new songs of august
Best New Song Releases of August, 2020 — (Part 2)

It’s the final day of August and we’re ready to roll out part 2 and our final additions for Best New Songs of the Month. August closed with 130 incredible new song releases from Nahneen Kula, Ziemba, Open Mike Eagle, Swimm, Arlo Parks, Mama Sandunga & Chaboi, Rituals of Mine, Ian Sweet, Cayucas, Laura Jean […]

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Open Mike Eagle Drops New Jazz Infused Single and Announces New Album

L.A. based artist Open Mike Eagle‘s new single “Bucciarati” is a fantastic interpretation of rap, hip hop, Jazz and electro, melting all four genres into a hot, molten liquid that slowly engulfs its listener in a warm, shapeshifting pool of sound. “Bucciarati” is one of three singles out now; all three set to be on […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
SWIMM
SWIMM find exceptional strength and beauty in the new video for “Feel Better”

Los Angeles psych-pop outfit SWIMM have shared their latest single, “Feel Better,” with a music video that offers an absolutely stunning view of Californian coastline. The film, which is shot with an aerial view of the rocky seaside, follows the steady pace of a woman in red as she makes her way up the beach. […]

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Steven Ward |
Arlo Parks meditates on pain and its eventual passing in her newest single “Hurt”

Tapping into a stoic mantra, young artist Arlo Parks meditates on pain and its eventual passing in her newest single, “Hurt.” “Hurt” is about the sting of unpleasant experiences, but also about healing — exploring the notion that feeling pain in the first place means the bad experience has already happened, so eventually this too […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Rituals of Mine
Rituals of Mine invoke 90s nostalgia to find closure on “Exceptions”

Rituals of Mine, the R&B-electronic project of Los Angeles songwriter Terra Lopez, has shared a beautiful new music video for her latest single “Exceptions,” off Rituals of Mine’s upcoming album HYPE NOSTALGIA. Directed by L. C. Pfeifer with just the right amount of glossy-haze and hipster kids-wear, the nostalgia is potent enough with its 90s […]

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Steven Ward |
Ian Sweet Releases Emotional New Single ‘Dumb Driver’

If love makes you blind, then does heartache make you a bad driver? Musician Ian Sweet, AKA Jillian Medford, poses the thought in her new emotional slow wheeling single “Dumb Driver.” In the song, bittersweet sentiments and fragmented thoughts blend together like the colors red and blue to create a hazy backdrop where Medford explores […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Cayucas
Cayucas brings the perfect summer to the quarantined on “Malibu ‘79 Long”

Santa Monica-based Cayucas have shared another sublime summer jam in the form of new single “Malibu ‘79 Long,” which is now the second taste the duo has shared from their upcoming album Blue Summer. If quarantine and an international pandemic have kept you from having the kind of summer you dreamt of having, Cayucas have […]

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best new songs of the month august
Best New Song Releases of August – Part 1

August is shining with some incredible song releases from Los Angeles artists and many across the U.S. and globe. These first two weeks of August we’ve been vibing hard on new music from Laura Jean Anderson, Annika Rose, L.A. Witch, Arqestry, Bartees Strange, Frankie and The Witch Fingers, Remi Wolf, Charlotte Day Wilson (feat. Syd), […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |