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Song Premiere: thanks. Fights For “Annabelle”

It’s that time of year again, folks! LA is literally burning, humidity is at an all time high, and it’s September, which can only mean we are experiencing a second summer. I think then, it is fair to crown an ‘album of the second summer,’ and I’d like to nominate the upcoming LP from thanks., […]

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Spencer Lugwig shares music video for new song “Got Me Like”

Soulful pop trumpeter Spencer Ludwig has shared the music video for his newest single “Got Me Like,” a track created with the sole purpose of getting people on their feet and dancing to its energetic gusto. With a penchant for producing the most infectious of jazz-pop creations and held together by his horn blowing melodic madness, […]

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Steven Ward |
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BOSCO Gets Personal on Her Latest project, b.

Back in May, I visited the Pico Union Project synagogue to have my spirit awakened by vōx, and I ended up getting more than I bargained for. One of the acts that night, Savannah-born BOSCO, presented her Southern melting pot of R&B styles in a set that dared us to get up and dance in […]

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Video Premiere: Dutch Party’s Multi-layered Homage to Philip K. Dick

In 1968, Philip K. Dick published a novel set in post-apocalyptic San Francisco, where Ken Franklin calls his original home. He now lives in Echo Park, where he began indie pop group Dutch Party. It has been two years since their debut EP and over this time they have clearly developed a sense of whimsy; […]

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Zoe Elaine |
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St. Vincent shares new video for “New York” — Los Angeles tour date at Red Bull Music Academy 

St. Vincent is back with a new video for her latest single “New York.” Released earlier this summer, New York is St. Vincent’s first song in two years. Directed by Alex Da Corte in association with All Ages Productions, watch the new video below! Says Da Corte: “I think Annie’s New York is the New […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Hot Band Alert: NVDES Bare All on La NVDITÉ Vol. 1

Local DIY pop outfit, NVDES, has earned a reputation for eccentricity. They released their debut Life With Lobsters EP less than a year ago, giving very little information about the band itself until it was out. Frontman and main collaborator, Josh Ocean, said this was “to establish the world in which NVDES exists,” one that […]

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Panel Releases Their First Compilation LP Featuring the Best of London’s Underground Producers

After the closing of London’s Fabric nightclub, I momentarily questioned the city’s dance music scene. Was this the first domino to fall? Scandals relating to drug abuse are sadly not rare, though shutting the venue down abruptly wasn’t the answer. Of course, looking back I was foolish to react with such pessimism; thanks to the […]

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Zoe Elaine |
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Black Pistol Fire to headline Troubadour West Hollywood, stream new single “Lost Cause”

Riotous bluesy-rockers from Austin, Texas, by way of Toronto, Canada, the duo that is Black Pistol Fire, have announced a Los Angeles headline date at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. The  ear-shattering, heel-stomping duo composed of Kevin McKeown (finger-bleeding guitarist) and Eric Owen (head-rushing drummer) will take on the Troubadour on Saturday November 18. Supporting […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Hot Artist Alert: Ella Vos — get lost in her lulling vocals that serenade with meaningful lyrics

After featuring her January School Night gig as a Best Show of the Night, Los Angeles vocalist / songwriter, Ella Vos quickly peaked our attention. With a vocal prowess that is smooth and lifting, and at times seducing, Ella Vos captivates with her enchanting range. Songs like “You Don’t Know About Me” are singalong perfection. Vos’ […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
King Krule waxes philosophical with the lounge-jazz meanderings of “Czech One”

King Krule, the multi-genre juggling stage name of UK artist Archy Marshall, has shared his first new single since 2013 today with the deeply atmospheric, lounge-jazz piece, “Czech One.” Paired with a noir-esque music video filmed on what feels like 80’s home-video tapes, the song sees Marshall wandering amongst strangers–from dimly lit red-eye flights to sprawling […]

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Steven Ward |