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Pep Squad turn a classic “It’s My Party” into a Ghoulish Affair

Keeping it full of delicious attitude, Pep Squad, the latest project from the creative powerhouse that is Kat Leon of the LA-based band Holy Wars, has released a new track titled “It’s My Party.” A play off the 60’s pop song popularized by Lesley Gore, Pep Squad take it to a nefarious level with their […]

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Up-and-Coming Star Serena Isioma Is Crowned as “King” on New Single

Chicago-based artist Serena Isioma is ready for their coronation. Earlier this year, Isioma (say: e-seeohma) released Sensitive, an eclectic, genre-smashing EP which caught the attention of critics. For a first body of work, it’s impressive, featuring elements from across the alternative and emo scenes. The new single proves that Sensitive was just the beginning: on […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Hot Artist Alert: Elena Rose is a supernova of energy and color in her new video “No Voy A Cambiar”

Elena Rose might only have a handful of singles out but the Latin singer/songwriter has already made a deep impression with her breathlessly spirited anthems. Her latest single, the emphatically passionate “No Voy A Cambiar,” puts Rose’s larger-than-life enthusiasm on display as she raps over the song’s buoyant melody in a vibrant tri-color coat and […]

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Premiere: Straddling Childhood & Adulthood, EMÆL Debut “3/4 In” off forthcoming LP

As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, Grimy Goods honors local group EMÆL, led by Emmanuel Ventura-Cruess. The Fullerton native is half-Mexican and has a bunch of new music ready for all to hear. Last month, the band released a new single, “THREE60,” an even-tempered yet mystical indie rock tune, and today they have […]

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Egg Drop Soup Drops New Single In Anticipation of their New EP and a Dicey Presidential Election

2020 has been hard for many to contextualize, and with an upcoming presidential election that is likely to be a total disaster for many reasons, it may be difficult to hold onto hope or sanity. While it’s always best to keep perspective, local band Egg Drop Soup explores the fringes of 2020 frustration in their […]

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Spare Parts for Broken Hearts
Spare Parts for Broken Hearts Unleash Biting New Single to Sour the Stomach of the Establishment

Emotionally charged and with the saturation turned up to 10, Los Angeles based trio Spare Parts for Broken Hearts (SP/BH) released their latest single, “Dirty Milk” — a tune they’ve been holding onto since pre-covid times. Put on a shelf to mature, the song’s original meaning has grown to encapsulate an arid and unstable frustration […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Elohim Copes With the Good, the Bad and the Groovy on New Single “Good Day Bad Day”

Despite her recent single, “I’m Lost,” Elohim has never felt more on course. The songwriter is reliable for compelling indietronica, and she always delivers something different, from heart-wrenching ballads to haunting dance parties. Her latest track shows her vulnerability and optimism, layered over a groove that will draw you out of your seat. Listen to […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Nathy Peluso
Nathy Peluso displays a raw vulnerability and sensuality that defies conformity on “Calambre”

Barcelona-based, Argentine-born, Nathy Peluso has released her debut album Calambre and it’s quite the vulnerable-meets-sensual-with-a-slice-of-fierce record. Here’s the rundown: On the heady, bass-pounding “Sana Sana,” Peluso uses her knife-sharp wordplay to take a stab at economic disparity in style — with the music video, directed by Nicotine, embellishing the grandiose elegance of her flow in […]

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Omar Apollo
Omar Apollo sings a ballad of life growing up in his homestate on “Dos Uno Nueve”

After releasing back-to-back EPs in 2018-19, Omar Apollo has announced his return with a slew of new singles, the latest of which is the riveting “Dos Uno Nueve.” A classical Mexican corrido that doubles as a shout-out to Apollo’s home in Indiana, the song is an intimate walk through the familiar world that Apollo grew […]

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Premiere+Interview: Pander Sera Deviates from Her Own Deviations on Errant LP

After establishing her own rhythms, Pander Sera is ready to shake everything up again. Last spring, the Los Angeles noise artist, also known as Swan, released Bothy, a raucous explosion of percussion and wit. The sound of that record was unified and relentless—ambitious enough to leave a distinct mark, though not quite the breadth of […]

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Zoe Elaine |