New Music

EREZ
Premiere: On “Make Me Feel,” EREZ Fights for Love Despite Distance

The new song (and video) from Israeli-American artist EREZ is one of the most personal works she has ever released. This comes more than three years after her last LP, Proper Lady, which she made before she moved to our sunny city. “Make Me Feel” covers nearly all the time after that, blossoming out of […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Novalima Take Their Mesmerizing Peruvian Afrobeats to Hotel Indigo on August 12

Peru’s globetrotting octet Novalima have just announced a show in LA on August 12th at Hotel Indigo downtown. The event is part of a greater world tour that has seen them pass through Europe, then the States, only to return to be closer to home in South America. Their new album Ch’usay comes out about a […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Hot New Artist Alert: Australian songstress Vera Blue is the required end-of-summer listening you need

Vera Blue might be an unfamiliar name to some at the moment, but the Australian songstress is about to take your summer music playlist by storm with the release of her Lady Powers / Power Ladies Remix EP. The EP is just the latest exciting release from Blue, taking a fiery electro-pop track off her debut […]

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livingmore
Premiere: Expect a New EP This Friday from Livingmore, the Band as Tight as the Mafia

Local retro rock outfit Livingmore is regimented in the all right ways. As the band and I loudly chat over coffee on a hot day in Hollywood, drummer Mike Schadel breaks it down: “Everyone has a role,” and with structure, they are able to avoid disagreements and negative energy. Frontwoman Alex Moore jokes, “We’re like […]

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El Ten Eleven Reveal Final Single Ahead of Banker’s Hill LP

El Ten Eleven is the post-rock band that you either have never heard of or that you love; there is no in-between. Their style is often referred to as dizzying, sometimes as a reference to their love for looping, though also applicable to the layers of sound they manage to squeeze out of a guitar, […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Luke Top Has Been Working Too Hard

Luke Top’s back with a new solo release, and his glee is hardly hidden in his latest single. Top was the frontman of Fool’s Gold until they broke up in 2015, so you may already be familiar with his sugar-coated retro pop. Within twelve months of his band’s split, he turned around and gave us […]

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Twin Temple flip expectations with the satanic doo-wop of their self-titled debut album

Twin Temple, the creation of Alexandra and Zachary James, is the Satanic doo-wop you never knew you needed. In an unlikely collision of tastes and interests, Twin Temple’s freshly released debut album is a love letter to the bygone genre of the 50s-60s and the tones that iconized it, all delivered with a heavy dose […]

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Steven Ward |
Get Down With the Young & Sick-ness This Weds at the Moroccan

Nick van Hofwegen takes his art seriously, no matter which medium. He is more widely known as Young & Sick, a local (by way of Holland then London) musician and visual artist with quite a lot planned for the next few weeks. This Wednesday, July 25th, he plays live for the first time in four […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Premiere: French songstress Livia Blanc echoes an old-world blues with debut EP “Amour Amour”

Even if you don’t speak or understand a lick of French, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Livia Blanc’s debut EP Amour Amour will still find ways to enthrall you by the end of its five tracks. Right away Blanc establishes her penchant for coyly meandering chamber-pop with the EP’s titular track “Amour Amour”; singing almost entirely in her native […]

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Steven Ward |
Dragon Inn 3
Song Premiere: Dragon Inn 3’s “Club Sauce” is the Entrance to the Sweetest Circle of Hell

Dragon Inn 3 is finally ready to debut a song that has been in the works for 15 years. Vocalist and founding member of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Philip Dickey, created Dragon Inn 3 with his wife Grace Bentley and his sister Sharon Bowie; the project leans more electronica than rock. The new […]

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Zoe Elaine |
lola kirke
Hot Artist Alert: Lola Kirke shares new single & video “Sexy Song”

Lola Kirke is winning our hearts of the late. The talented singer / guitarist, who’s also an actress (Gone Girl, Mistress America, Mozart in the Jungle) has such a delicious voice and we just can’t get enough of it. Good thing Lola Kirke has satiated us once again with her new single “Sexy Song.” Similar […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
marissa nadler
Marissa Nadler to headline Moroccan Lounge in support of new album

Get ready to be serenaded by the enchanting voice of Marissa Nadler. The Boston-based singer / songwriter is headed to Los Angeles for a headline show at the Moroccan Lounge in Downtown, Los Angeles. Marissa Nadler will perform at the intimate Moroccan Lounge on  Monday, October 15. Marissa Nadler is touring in support of her new […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Nick Andre
Nick Andre’s “LA’s On Fire” feat. Rob Sonic and Hanni El Khatib is the summer track you need right now

Nick Andre’s “LA’s on Fire” Sizzles with Purpose “LA’s on Fire,” the new single from Nick Andre featuring Rob Sonic and Hanni El Khatib, gets the current state of the southland city right on a number of levels. Sounding like its transmissions are coming through on a crackling speaker left to bake in the recent heat […]

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Steven Ward |