New Music

“Mithras” Music Video Reveals a Morsel of the Technicolor Universe on Vinyl Williams’ Azure LP

After last couple weeks, I’m about ready to jettison off this planet. The successful SpaceX launch certainly makes the idea tempting. If you are similarly seeking an escape, look out for Azure, the brand new record from Vinyl Williams out now. The local psych artist, né Lionel Williams, has created not just one but 11 […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Press Play: Dua Saleh’s New Single “Body Cast” Mourns Those Killed by Police

A protest song is a genre that transcends sound, and the diverse outcries this year continue to ring out. Even the sound of Minneapolis’ own Dua Saleh has varied since their last single, “Umbrellar,” which appeared on Grimy Goods’ Best New Songs Playlist in April. The Sudanese artist’s new cut is a portrait of police […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Cones
Cones Meditate on Self Isolation Feels in new Single and Music Video “Outside”

Amidst the chaos of Covid-19 and shelter at home orders, and now witnessing the boiling over of decades of civil injustice toward the black community, it’s incredibly difficult to feel serene or at peace, but LA locals Cones have just released a new single and music video that tries to help us take in and […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Little Simz
Press Play: Little Simz is a young, vibrant voice in uncertain times

Unafraid to speak up and always with a strong sense of self, Little Simz’s music rises to be a beacon of hope for the masses of youth finding their voice, especially during these tumultuous times. Little Simz shines not just as an artist, but as a young black woman determined to find her way regardless […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Saloon Rock Godess Rachel Oto
Saloon Rocker Rachel Oto Ponies Up With Blazing New Single “Angel”

Yeehaw! Rachel Oto just turned this quarantine into a corral with her new song and music video “Angel”, off her upcoming EP. The gallant track channels the lively spirit of the Wild West into an epic narrative about frustration, pain, and betrayal, as Oto curses a friend’s deceit and trickery.  “Angel” parades galloping drums and rollicking […]

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Jenna Dorn |
Ian Sweet imagines her body as both a weapon and means of defense on new single “Sword”

Ian Sweet—the cathartic creation of Jilian Medford—has unveiled her latest single: “Sword,” a dreamy, pop manifesto of self-sustaining strength. Imagining her body as both a source of power and defense, Sweet wades into the anxiousness that comes out of feeling like you’re constantly being rendered helpless. Elusive and deceptively catchy, “Sword” molds Sweet’s fears and […]

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Steven Ward |
Goth Girl DeathbyRomy
DeathbyRomy Serves Us Sultry Corpse Bride in Her New Single / Video “Kiss Me Goodbye”

Meet the goth girlfriend of your dreams (or better yet, nightmares): Los Angeles singer/songwriter DeathbyRomy. Her new single “Kiss Me Goodbye” released via Capitol Records is an eerie and hypnotic ballad underscored by strings and cyber-electronic beats. DeathbyRomy’s vocals capture a plurality of emotions, featuring raw lyrics that read like painstaking confessions from a diary. […]

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Jenna Dorn |
the naked and famous
The Naked and Famous return with life-affirming lyric video for new single “Death”

Los Angeles indie-darlings The Naked and Famous have shared a somber, affecting new song titled “Death,” off their forthcoming new record Recover. The new track is a slow-burning, synth-structured ballad that sees duo Alisa Xayalith and Thom Powers swapping their heart-wrenching croons against a backdrop of cascading electronics. Squeezed between all the big questions of […]

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Steven Ward |
egg drop soup
Egg Drop Soup Serve Up A Salty New Music Video for their song “Subdivision”

Released earlier this year, the single ‘Subdivision” by local L.A. band Egg Drop Soup, is another side spinning single from the punk band breathing new life into genre of punk and grunge music. Of course the band doesn’t just leave it there. In addition to laying down some sick licks, they do so in the […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Alaina Castillo Premieres Beautiful New EP Sung in Spanish

With a debut Spanish language EP, Mexican-American artist Alaina Castillo sets in motion a beautiful solo performance, capturing the fragility and earnestness of a young woman looking into the past so that she can better clarify her future. Pain, doubts, love, loss, hope and new beginnings are all wrapped up in this EP, the counterpart […]

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Patricia Sanchez |