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Paige Stark
Paige Stark reveals beautiful debut solo single “Albatross”

Los-Angeles singer/songwriter Paige Stark has revealed the first single of her new solo effort “Albatross.” A burgeoning talent who has contributed to other local acts like L.A. Witch and Cherry Glazerr, as well as her own band in Tashaki Miyaki, Stark’s new endeavor won’t receive a full-length release until sometime in Spring 2019. A fact […]

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How To Dress Well Warns of Long-Term Traumas in “Body Fat” Ahead of LP Release & Lodge Room Show

Over the course of four studio albums as How To Dress Well, Tom Krell has bent genres to nearly breaking. Since his highly regarded 2014 LP, What is This Heart?, HTDW has become a staple acronym in niche scenes and dance playlists alike. This Friday, fans look forward to his latest, The Anteroom. Just days before […]

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Premiere: Jen Awad Delivers Us From Toxic Apathy in “Basic Bitch”

A handful of Sundays ago, designer and musician Jen Awad joined Emma Cole onstage at the Moroccan for a few tracks at Wolf Bay’s single release party. As recorded in our review of the show, Awad hijacked the band for a show-stopping number of her own. That infectious song was “Basic Bitch,” and we are […]

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Premiere: Velvet Starlings mingle 70s nostalgia with 21st century angst on new single “Sold Down the River”

Christian Gisborne, the 15-year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist behind indie outfit Velvet Starlings, hits the nail on the 70s stylized head with his single “Sold Down the River.” Billed as a Cage the Elephant meets Jim Morrison hybrid, Velvet Starlings lean heavily into the comparisons and a lot of it is perched on Gisborne’s sonorous wails. Hoarse, […]

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Premiere: Bone Acre is Post Punk for the #MeToo Era — watch riveting new video for “It’s OK”

High desert-based Bone Acre is a powerful story and a new music act fronted by Caroline Heerwagen. When they appear live, they are a quartet comprised of Jason Obergfoll, Adam D’Zurilla, Sean Burgess and Ashley Mendel. Bone Acre plans to put out a full-length record this Friday, after today’s premiere of a moving new music […]

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Premiere: Nathan Owen Delivers a Hopeful Message in Apocalyptic Video for “The Things We Left Below”

The world feels like it’s ending. But as long as we breathe, there is much to appreciate about life. At least that’s the message from the former frontman of Owenstone, Nathan Owen. He has been working on a solo project, and today’s premiere will add to a short list of new singles available now. It continues […]

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Prove Your Devotion with Empress Of’s New Single “Love For Me”

A few years ago, LA native Lorely Rodriguez, also known as Empress Of, released her debut record to indie acclaim. In the time since, it seems as though she has been constantly working on new material, putting out a couple of bold solo tracks and collaborating with Blood Orange (whom she recently opened for at […]

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Premiere: Holy Wars tackle birth and rebirth on new single “Born Dark”

Darkly intimate in the most honest and macabre of ways, Holy Wars have released their first single of the year in the form of “Born Dark.” Coming off last year’s Mother Father, a dedicated piece to singer Kat Leon’s late parents, the inherent pain and tragedy of personal experience bleed through on their latest release, but an ownership […]

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Premiere: L.A.-based songwriter Thayer Sarrano gives Leonard Cohen’s “If It Be Your Will” the haunting-choir treatment

A new transplant to the Los Angeles music scene, Thayer Sarrano embodies an authenticity and knack for raw portrayals of emotion that have undoubtedley made her an early favorite of ours. Having been raised in a monastic seminary and the picturesque swamplands of South Georgia where she was classically trained in writing instrumental music and […]

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Hot Band Alert: Thrash Along to Dream Wife’s Debut LP at the Echo on October 10

British-Icelandic power punk and gender non-conforming trio Dream Wife is about to make noise locally. The group is on a tour of North America, marking the first time they’ve headlined a series of dates in the States. Their last few dates are in southern California, where they will play at the Echo on October 10th; […]

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