New Music

Cass McCombs Explores the Power in Our Freedom of Choice in Newest Single “Don’t (Just) Vote”

In an attempt to be a more hopeful voice of reason in a cacophony of confusion, Cass McCombs urges us in his newest single “Don’t (Just) Vote,” to think a little more deeply about our choices and asks us to meditate not just on the power to elect, but also to enact. Building on the […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
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Casey Malone makes her stunning debut with “Hey Amerika”

Honing in on the disorienting epiphanies about American racism that she’s had as a bi-racial woman, Casey Malone’s debut single “Hey Amerika,” is an impassioned response to the emboldened nature of racists in this country. The song was written in 2019 after Malone realized that a favorite holiday tradition — celebrating the 4th of July […]

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Local Natives continue to pen their love for L.A. on Sour Lemon EP

There’s an innate tenderness with which Local Natives tend to paint the environs of the greater Los Angeles area into the background of their songs, offering little markers with which one can trace the story to the band’s beginnings. Formed initially by Kelcey Ayer, Ryan Hahn, and Taylor Rice, classmates at Tesoro High School in […]

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Girlhood Drop Debut Album Capturing the Multitudes of Womanhood and Reminding Us of A Universal Need

A duo born out of happenstance, London-based band Girlhood have had a rather odd journey releasing their self-titled debut album, but it’s that spontaneity and space for growth that bred such a colorful collection of songs. It was a voice in the wind that started the band. A hum from band mate Tessa Cavanna reached […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Dive Headfirst into Loma’s Mesmerizing Sophomore LP Don’t Shy Away

“Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth,” Pablo Picasso told The Arts reporter Marius de Zayas in 1923. More recently, in the spring of 2018, Loma revealed their own untruth at the Bootleg as part of a tour for their eponymous debut album. Even more lies await on their […]

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Boy Pablo’s new album ‘Wachito Rico’ is a charming introspective exploration on the self and its many extensions

Nicolas Muñoz, AKA Boy Pablo may be stuck in quarantine like the rest of us, but rather than write about his current situation, he’s decided to work chewing up the experiences that have made up his 21-years of life in his debut album “Wachito Rico,” released on 777 Music. Simple and to the point, but […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Lawrence Rothman Searches for a “Decent Man” on New Single feat. Lucinda Williams

With the general election right around the corner, the news from Lawrence Rothman could not have come at a better time. The Los Angeles musician, who identifies as genderfluid, has announced their sophomore album, Good Morning, America/Not a Son. The lead singles from each side of the forthcoming record are out now and expose Rothman’s […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Premiere: L.A. MACHINA Unleash Soul Piercing Single and Video That Pays Homage to Good Rock N’ Roll

Part of what makes the Los Angeles music scene so interesting is its propensity to marry music with other art forms to enhance the overall mood or effect. It’s the metta that happens when you explore the power music has on the individual and collective soul. Local favorites L.A. MACHINA took the witchy vibes of […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
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The Marías return with a steamy, jazz-infused new song “Care For You”

Tip-toeing into your heart with yet another swoon-worthy track, The Marías have shared a jazzy new song titled “Care For You.” Taking you back to those old school lounge feels, the The María’s new track shines with lush grooves and an enchanting saxophone solo, not to mention the dulce vocals of María. “Care For You” comes to […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Pep Squad turn a classic “It’s My Party” into a Ghoulish Affair

Keeping it full of delicious attitude, Pep Squad, the latest project from the creative powerhouse that is Kat Leon of the LA-based band Holy Wars, has released a new track titled “It’s My Party.” A play off the 60’s pop song popularized by Lesley Gore, Pep Squad take it to a nefarious level with their […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |