New Music

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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Playlist: 15 Best New Songs of September 2018

September may be out the door, but these 15 songs had us smiling all September long. Take a look below at our selections for the 15 Best New Songs of September 2018. With a focus on lesser known acts, and a love for the independent artists representing our great city of Los Angeles, stream our […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Adia Victoria
Feel Adia Victoria’s Infectious Invincibility on New Single “Dope Queen Blues”

Adia Victoria takes the blues seriously. Over the past couple of years, the Nashville-based songwriter has adapted her sound to reflect many facets of Southern rock, and her latest single may be her most dangerous. “We are lost, in vain,” she sings on “Dope Queen Blues,” her newest music since the Baby Blues EP, which […]

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whenyoung
Hot Band Alert: whenyoung — this UK trio wants you to take your life by the reins

U.K.-based three-piece whenyoung have revealed the title track and accompanying music video for “Given Up” off their upcoming debut EP out November 9. Directed by Bunny Kinney and filmed in London’s Peckham Liberals Club, the video boils down to a bunch of sporadic cuts of different characters in various states of drunken bliss and angst at what […]

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Yumi Zouma
EP III Caps Off a Trilogy of Releases From Yumi Zouma

Technology united the four friends of New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma in their early beginnings. Their debut EP came together over email and file sharing, and was received with indie acclaim across the blogosphere. Four-and-a-half years later, the band closes a chapter of their career with the release of the final installment of their EP trilogy, EP […]

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Little Simz Releases Punchy Anthem “Boss” Ahead of Demon Dayz Fest Appearance

With her new single, North London hip hop artist Little Simz reminds us that she is not just a girl, she’s a boss. The song debuted on television’s current best place to hear new music: Issa Rae’s HBO show, Insecure. “Boss” comes on the heels of another brand new Little Simz cut called “Offence,” which […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Dresage Plays the Vengeful Housewife in New Single

It makes sense that one of the freshest up-and-coming pop acts in LA is friends with Carly Rae Jepsen. Keeley Bumford is an LA native and versatile talent currently juggling several projects at once, including her solo act Dresage. Last week, she added to her catalog the unsettling and vengeful new single, “Dinners at Home.” […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Celebrate Leonard Cohen with Honey Child and Friends this Saturday at the Echo

Leonard Cohen would have been 84 tomorrow. To celebrate his life, local artists have organized an afternoon of music and poetry at the Echo the following night, September 22nd. Honey Child’s Claire McKeown curated the event, which will feature appearances from Entrance, Shannon Lay, Draemings, Joel Jerome, and more. Grab your tickets here. The loss […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Anticipation Grows for New Music from Joy Downer

Joy Downer—the moniker for local duo (and live three-piece) as well as the legal name of the band’s frontwoman—has been busy. If you follow them on Soundcloud, you may have noticed that new covers and demos appeared quietly on their page in the past week. It is only the tip of the iceberg.  We’ve known […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Egg Drop Soup band
Video Premiere: LA’s Egg Drop Soup share video for “Partying Alone” — a badass empower thyself anthem

Straight out of a scene from one of those high school mean girls movies, LA’s Egg Drop Soup have dropped a pretty amazing video for their debut single “Partying Alone.” The song is a fiery number that will get you stickin’ up your dukes. Instrumentally it shreds like a true punk song should, lyrically if […]

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