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Rituals of Mine
Rituals of Mine invoke 90s nostalgia to find closure on “Exceptions”

Rituals of Mine, the R&B-electronic project of Los Angeles songwriter Terra Lopez, has shared a beautiful new music video for her latest single “Exceptions,” off Rituals of Mine’s upcoming album HYPE NOSTALGIA. Directed by L. C. Pfeifer with just the right amount of glossy-haze and hipster kids-wear, the nostalgia is potent enough with its 90s […]

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SKANDRA
Skandra struggles against the current on new song and video for “Rivers”

Trapped between the cold promise of heartbreak and an inescapable love, “Rivers,” the new song and video from Los Feliz-based artist SKANDRA, finds a well of uncertainty at the center of its dreamy, electro-pop ballad. The film, directed by Robin Clive, centers around the highs and lows of a relationship, visualizing the fights and tenderness […]

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Annika Rose
Annika Rose struggles with growing-pains/up on new song “Butterflies”

Change dictates the chaotic world Annika Rose, and the rest of us, live in. And it’s that ceaseless change that the L.A.-based singer hones in on with her new single, “Butterflies.” Inspired by a late-night conversation the 18-year-old had with a friend about the immense hurdle of transitioning from adolescence to adulthood, the song finds […]

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Frankie and the Witch Fingers Release Acid Punk Single “Sweet Freak; Announce Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters… LP

Frankie and the Witch Fingers have been kicking up dust since for nearly a decade, and their noisy catalog has been buzzing steadily in fans’ ears for just as long. After moving from Bloomington, IN, the group has earned a strong following in the psychedelic recesses of Los Angeles, a place they now call home. […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Bartees Strange
Bartees Strange returns to “Mustang” on transformative new anthem

Bartees Strange, the Oklahoma-raised crafter of propulsive indie-rock, has shared a preview of his upcoming debut album in the form of a new single and video for “Mustang.” A driving, colossally anthemic ode to the town in which Bartees grew up in–one whose predominantly white population made him feel an all too familiar pressure and […]

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junior mesa
Hot Artis Alert: Junior Mesa shares two new, woozily catchy songs created in quarantine

Hailing from Bakersfield, CA and just 20-years-old, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Junior Mesa has pieced together his sound watching and listening to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Jimi Hendrix. His two new singles, “Losing My Grip” and “Creep,” slows down the pace at which Mesa wants people to consume music–specifically his music–hoping as he does […]

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Big Black Delta
Video Premiere: Big Black Delta share hypnotic video for new single “Vessel”

Big Black Delta—the project under which Venezuelan singer/multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Bates since 2013–has revealed a hypnotizing music video for new single “Vessel.” The film, directed by Warren Kommers, follows the deteriorating emotional state of man whose relationship has just ended. Framing it quite literally in claustrophobic terms, the walls around the man begin to close in […]

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Captivating New Video/ Single “Summon” Proves That Torii Wolf Is Not Done Experimenting

For many, the name Torii Wolf might ring a bell as the first non-male artist to collaborate with DJ PREMIER on a full album. Together they created Flow Riiot, Wolf’s debut full-length (and an anagram of their name). The LP played Double Dutch with genres, buffeting from downtempo club music to industrial hip hop; this […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Samia heralds her debut album “The Baby” with new single / video “Fit N Full”

Samia has finally heralded her debut album The Baby with her new music video for single “Fit N Full.” Directed by Martin MacPherson, the video follows the singer as she navigates the ever-thorny and oppressive notion of a person’s happiness being tied to their physical fitness. Amidst bright pop-hooks and shimmering guitars—along with the video’s […]

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shamir
Shamir Simultaneously Defies Genre and Cultural Norms in Ethereal Single “On My Own”

Nothing makes Pride Month more vibrant than new tunes by rising Black queer artists. Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Shamir has championed an eclectic fusion of indie-rock – meets – neo-soul; he embodies everything that is glam and grunge. “On My Own” is a collaboration with songwriter Linda Ortega, culminating in Shamir’s most intimate work yet. The track […]

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Jenna Dorn |