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Ex-sage
Video: Watch Ex-Sage and Twin Temple reveal strange tales from the road

In celebration of Ex-Sage’s Monday night residency at the Bootleg Theater, the band have shared a new video interview where they exchange tour stories with fellow Los Angeles band Twin Temple. From strange tour experiences that may or may not involve strip clubs, to haunted hotel rooms, check out what these two unique bands have […]

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Michael Kiwanuka
An Interview with Michael Kiwanuka: From folk to electric soul, and what it means to make “human music”

On New Album Love & Hate, Michael Kiwanuka Taps Into Darker Soulful Side and Explores the Meaning of “Human Music” Interview Feature by Anne-Marie Schiefer This year crooner Michael Kiwanuka released his highly anticipated sophomore album, Love & Hate. After scratching several iterations of the album Kiwanuka, working with Danger Mouse, landed on a sound that is subtly bold, […]

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Blond Ambition
Hot Artist Alert: Blond Ambition — Ex Cops’ Brian Harding elaborates on new solo project and debut track “Shasta”

Blond Ambition Releases Beachy New Single “Shasta” Fans of the indie rock groups Ex Cops and Hymns, rejoice! Brian Harding, the man behind these bands will soon be lending his talents to a solo musical project. He has announced a full-length album due out next year under the name Blond Ambition and just released the […]

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DIANA
Hot New Music: Toronto’s electro-pop darling DIANA drop sophomore album Familiar Touch

Together, Kieran Adams, Joseph Shabason and Carmen Elle make up DIANA, the ethereal dream team behind 2013’s critically acclaimed Perpetual Surrender, which was even considered for the coveted Polaris Music Prize. Following the release, DIANA seemed to fade into the background, dodging the limelight. Adams revealed to NPR, “It’s easier to be mysterious when you […]

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Ricky Eat Acid
Hot New Music: Ricky Eat Acid’s “Talk To You Soon” comes to stunning tangible life at Union

You could call Ricky Eat Acid (birth name: Sam Ray) an OG at this point – the Maryland-based musician has been cranking out a singular, all-encompassing form of laptop electronica since 2011, far predating the current wave of bedroom experimentalists. His latest, the Terrible Records-released Talk To You Soon distills many of the styles he’s flipped […]

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Ty Segall
Ty Segall Debuts New Single “Orange Color Queen,” Announces Self-Titled Album, Tour with L.A. Dates at Teragram

San Francisco’s experimental rock wunderkind Ty Segall is back with tender folk ballad “Orange Color Queen” Usually one for avant-garde garage rock with heavy distortion, Ty Segall’s latest single “Orange Color Queen” off his upcoming ninth studio album due January 27th via Drag City is certainly a departure with its mellow, acoustic tone. Oozing psychedelic […]

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Adam Torres
Hot Artist Alert: Adam Torres stuns Resident Downtown L.A. with his insanely gorgeous voice

Adam Torres is Seriously the Best Folk Singer We’ve Heard in a While… Those Vocals!   Albuquerque-bred, Austin-based singer/songwriter Adam Torres brought his warm folk-pop to a polite crowd at Resident in downtown Los Angeles, the arts district’s newest music hotspot. His latest record, the Fat Possum-released Pearls To Swine, is one of the year’s […]

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Von Sell
Hot Artist Alert: New Brooklyn Producer Von Sell Makes a Mark with Debut EP

Von Sell is Your New Favorite Electronic Purveyor of Sound — Debut EP is an Addictive Symbiosis of Synths, Drum Machines and Those Titillating Vocals Words: Zoë Elaine You may have heard of the up-and-coming Brooklyn artist Von Sell through his dominance on Hype Machine, or some other outlet of the blogosphere. His sound is […]

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Alina Bea
Alina Bea shares new single “Take A Bite” — don’t miss her free November residency at Bootleg

Los Angeles-based Alina Bea has been dropping new singles left and right as part of her singles due in November on New Professor Music. Today the uniquely talented musician has shared her latest single “Take A Bite.” With her signature croon, Bea brings her alternative pop to life with a seducing use of pulsating beats […]

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Air Traffic Controller
Indie-pop duo Air Traffic Controller embark on new beginnings with Black Box

Hot New Music: Air Traffic Controller Drop “Black Box” Words: Steven Ward When it comes to the early-beginnings for any band or artist, there are always the few outlying but common stories of adopting nomadic lifestyles, sleeping in cars, selling their belongings, and generally what has become a cliche of the “struggling artist” model. Yet, […]

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