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Young Fathers let their thermal ghosts rage in new video for “Holy Ghost”

If you’ve yet to really dive into the bottomless depths of rap trio Young Fathers’ swelling discography, the group’s latest music video accompaniment to their song “Holy Ghost” is the mind-boggling, curiosity-budding piece you’ve been waiting for. Directed by renowned creator Oscar Hudson (Radiohead’s “Lift,” Bonobo’s “No Reason”), the video was filmed in one continuous […]

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The Chamanas Deliver Fun Summer Single Amid Ongoing Turmoil at the Border

The news has been difficult to stomach recently, but hopefully The Chamanas can give us a four-minute reprieve with their new single, “La Verdad.” If you’ve been thinking about the border, it’s likely in the context of the cruel American policy to separate families as they arrive in search of a better life. Through her […]

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Sego mingle melancholy with sublime intimacies in new single “Be Alone”

Indie-rock outfit Sego blend the darkly melancholic with sublime confessionalism on their new song “Be Alone,” letting their heavy emotions grow in the hollowed soundscapes they create. Created at first as part of a film score that part of the band was working on, the song blended pretty seamlessly into their affinity for groggy guitar […]

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OBJECT AS SUBJECT Doesn’t Need Your Permission But You’ll Want Thiers

Violinist-turned-punk rocker Paris Hurley has a new project called OBJECT AS SUBJECT, and it is sure to shift your perspective. She and her band–Emilia “Pony Sweat” Richeson, Gina Young, Patty Schemel, and Megan Fowler-Hurst–cut through the bullshit by grinding axes and pounding skins, evidenced on their new single,”Weaponry.” Their debut LP, PERMISSION, is due out […]

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Interview: Exploring Context for Imaad Wasif’s Lost-Then-Found Record, Great Eastern Sun

Imaad Wasif often feels like he not of this world. His realm is not physical, though it is tangible. I had the opportunity to pose him some questions about his recent record, Great Eastern Sun, and his career in general to get a chance to understand him and the process behind his profoundly moving work. […]

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yOya offer-up a harmonic anthem in new single “I Don’t Wanna Fight”

Since their debut album Nothing To Die, Los Angeles-based songwriting duo yOya have made a point in blurring the line between their acoustic-folk sentiments and the logical electro-pop infusions that inform them. Originally natives of Corvallis, OR, Alex Pfender and Noah Dietterich brought their Graceland-soundtracked childhood with them when they moved to Los Angeles and found themselves sponging-up […]

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SadGirl offer summer-ready soundtrack in new song “Breakfast For 2”

Los Angeles’ own SadGirl have announced the release of a new 7″ out in August and have shared one of the songs on it which comes in the form of the reverb-washed “Breakfast For 2.” The song, which is meant to be a follow-up of sorts for one of the band’s first tracks “Breakfast Is […]

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Dream Phases Channels More Than Just the Sound of the Sixties as Brandon Graham’s New Psych Rock Venture

The summer of love inspires much of today’s indie rock world, but few contemporary bands manage to achieve what Dream Phases has set out to. The fairly new psych rock outfit is led by Brandon Graham, supported by his brother Shane and frequent collaborator Keveen Baudouin; their Harvard and Stone residency last January marked their […]

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Laughing Along with Caroline Rose at her Sold-Out LA Show

Caroline Rose is a comedian. If you’ve heard her new record, LONER, you know she takes pleasure in poking fun at other people and society in general. She is a goofy satirist with surprisingly deep sentiment, and her live performance only contributed to her appeal. Her sold out show at the Moroccan Lounge supported by […]

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Pale Waves shake and cry until the walls bleed in new music video for “Kiss”

Pale Waves new music video for their single “Kiss,” between the bloody wall drips, black-and-white cutaways, and their jangle-rock infatuation feels like the weird love-child of The Cure and Tears for Fears we never knew existed stepping into the light. The comparison is apt, and not just because lead-singer/guitarist Heather Baron-Gracie’s pitch-black curls are Robert Smith-esque, […]

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