New Music

Ethel Cain
Ethel Cain shares eviscerating rework of “Crushed” (stripped) — announces intimate LA gig at El Cid

Coming off the heels of the release of her Inbred EP singer/songwriter Ethel Cain has shared a stunning stripped-down version of one of its standout singles with “Crush” (stripped). The eviscerating song is made that much more affecting removed of all its sonorous echoes and lush instrumentation, leaving Cain’s beaming vocals in a dark well […]

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Molly Hanmer
Premiere: Molly Hanmer & The Midnight Tokers share bluesy-rock rumbler “Get Loose” off new album

LA-based Molly Hanmer & The Midnight Tokers have shared the title track from their highly-anticipated sophomore LP with the single “Get Loose.” Written during the peak of the pandemic and throughout the social upheavel that we’ve faced as a country over the last year, “Get Loose” is a potently bluesy anthem that sees Hanmer and […]

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Rico Nasty Drops Music Video for Summer Single “Magic” — Catch her live at Rolling Loud CA

If anything was a cultural reset in the past three years, it was Rico Nasty’s “Smack a Bitch.” The iconic single and its remix appear on Rico’s debut album Nightmare Vacation, which was released only last year. The punk-rap star from the DMV has wasted no time with new material—her forthcoming mixtape Rx will include […]

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Lorelei Marcell
Hot Artist Alert: Lorelei Marcell looks back to look ahead on stellar debut EP

On the opening track of her self-titled debut EP, singer/songwriter Lorelei Marcell makes a difficult affirmation to not hold herself to the impossible expectations of others. “I’ve been a little too naive and a little too loyal, you’ve been like a bullet in the breeze a little too spoiled,” she concedes between the buoyant splash […]

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PLEXXAGLASS Releases Uplifting New Single “Tall”

Non-binary artist, PLEXXAGLASS has debuted their new single “Tall,” a towering single about perseverance and finding yourself despite the growing pains. Atmospheric, slow building and illuminated by strong vocals, PLEXXAGLASS opens up their soul to share some of the pain they’ve gone through, but also the strength they’ve found in learning to get back up […]

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Carré
Premiere: Carré share sprawling new track “Turn Down the Choir”

LA techno rockers Carré have shared a new song in the form of “Turn Down the Choir,” a sprawling five-minute track of looping beats and heady-electronica. The new single, accompanied by a video co-directed by Patrick Fogarty and Keveen Baudouin, and starring Ottmar De Anda and Nicolas O’Connor — follows the journey of its main […]

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Remi Wolf Drops Two Bangers With Debut Album ‘Juno’ Dropping Soon — LA date at the Roxy

Rising pop star Remi Wolf has dropped two eclectic singles on the heels of her upcoming debut album. “Quiet On Set” and “Grumpy Old Men” are abstract depictions of some of Wolf’s internal thoughts and feelings, blown up and projected across a moving landscape of sound and whim. Paired with equally stylistic and zany music […]

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Premiere: L.A.-Based Musician Norrie Releases New Single “Earthrise” and Diorama Inspired Music Video

Los Angeles based musician Chris Gale has had an eclectic career writing and performing music in various forms from writing music for ads, playing in piano bars around the world to making all night minimalist soundscapes for art festivals. Now, Gale embarks on a new journey to define his own sound with his solo project, […]

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binki releases debut EP and heist-inspired music video for “Invisible Fence” — LA dates at Hollywood Forever

Piercing through the sound waves with a radioactive tinge and funky swagger, NYC musician binki blurs the lines of conventional music genres with his biting new EP, Motor Function. Out now via Fader Label, the four-song release is driven by a post punk attitude, binki’s shapeshifting vocals and electrified instrumentals. Danceable, head banging and loose, […]

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Elohim Promises to “Treat You Better” as Part of Self-Exploration Culminating on Aug 27 with ‘Journey to the Center of Myself’ Vol. 2 EP Release

Few contemporary independent pop artists approach the level of insight that we have come to expect from Elohim. The Los Angeles dance-pop musician pours herself into her songwriting, moreso now than ever before; the second volume of her four-part Journey to the Center of Myself EP series will show a continuation of Elohim’s creative reinvigoration […]

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Marlana
Marlana reaches for ever-elusive “Dreams” on new single

Marlana has shared a new single with the release of the spacey “Dreams,” a lush slow-burner that is as haunting as it is sublime. The new single marks the continuation of Marlana’s solo career after fronting indie-folk band Milo Greene for a decade, heralded as it was by her debut At Least I Tried and […]

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Loyal Lobos
Loyal Lobos reminisces over being the villain in other people’s stories on new single “Hate My Face”

Loyal Lobos, the moniker of L.A.-based and Colombian-born artist Andrea Silva, has shared a new single with the release of the glowing, folk-tinged anthem “Hate My Face.” Tucked beneath the shean of breezy acoustic-pop, Silva threads a poignant understanding that you can’t please everyone — so you might as well focus on yourself. Written about […]

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Jacklen Ro drop another single “Forget It All”

Tapping into the fruitful angst of youth and relationships, local band Jacklen Ro capture a sense of listless intentions and wishful thinking with their new single “Forget It All.” A little punk and a little indie, the song jumps out of your headphones with a frantic energy and a crooning punk yelp. Quirky and a […]

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Junior Mesa
Junior Mesa finds some healing on the vibrant psyche-pop of “Cirque du Freak”

Junior Mesa has unveiled his sophomore project with the release of his new EP Cirque du Freak, an elaborate collision of the artist’s love of the kind of Sgt. Peppers-era psychedelic textures with his own burgeoning struggle with his own existential strife. Created while Mesa was struggling with the aftermath of an epilepsy diagnosis and […]

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Dynamic Duo Mating Ritual Drop New Single “I Don’t Like Anybody But Me”

When love turns into a stereotype and the things that originally drew two people together crumble, it’s hard not to feel a little nihilistic about interpersonal connections. But, L.A.’s Mating Ritual turn these feelings into a danceable catharsis with their new single “I Don’t Like Anybody But Me.” Upbeat and right in the vein of […]

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L.A. Duo Conditioner Drops Sauntering New Single with Psychedelic Music Video

L.A. duo Conditioner are back with their third single of the year, “Terms of Surrender,” a sauntering pop song that swoons to the melody like a heart surrendering to love. The new single and accompanying music video also comes with the announcement of Conditioner’s self-titled debut album out September 24. ”Terms of Surrender” is an […]

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Premiere: LA’s Night Talks Return with First New Single / Video in Over Four Years

After a four-year hiatus from releasing music, Los Angeles band Night Talks is back with their new single “Overcome,” the first single off of their upcoming sophomore album, Same Time Tomorrow. Bouncy, light and with plenty of dream pop synth to open with, the tune is an upbeat downer, with a catchy as hell melody […]

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Mariah The Scientist
Hot Show Alert: Mariah the Scientist brings her live show to the Echoplex

Atlanta-based Mariah the Scientist is bringing her live show to Los Angeles with a headline date coming up at the Echoplex. The 23-year-old former medical student, croons with such sweet R&B fervor radiating all that is her unapologetic femininity. Mariah the Scientist will perform at the Echoplex on Thursday, August 26. Tickets are nearly sold-out, […]

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spill tab
Spill Tab Releases Funky, Fast-Paced New Single “Indecisive” feat. Tommy Genesis

With a fast paced melody, spitfire lyrics and vocal performances, spill tab’s newest single “Indecisive” is an inventive, tongue twisting delight. Featuring Tommy Genesis, the tune is sharp, funky and layered in rich texture. Also spill tab’s first release since April, the single comes with the announcement of her sophomore EP, due out this fall via […]

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Finneas
Finneas wrestles with heartbreak at the Hollywood Bowl in video for “A Concert Six Months From Now”

Finneas has shared a single from his highly-anticipated debut album Optimist with “A Concert Six Months From Now,” a soaring ballad that’s accompanied by an equally stunning music video filmed at the Hollywood Bowl. What begins as a scattered strumming, with Finneas’ low-voiced murmur narrating the start of a doomed romance, eventually bursts in chaotic […]

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