Spare Parts For Broken Hearts
PREMIERE: Spare Parts For Broken Hearts offer a hand to those consumed by depression on new single “Cold Wave”

Los Angeles-based trio Spare Parts For Broken Hearts have shared a new single from their forthcoming album in the form of “Cold Wave,” a haunting, but uplifting anthem that seeks to be a hand in the dark for those wrestling alone with depression. A more than appropriate release, given the fact there are so many […]

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Sam Valdez’s New Single “Toothache” Is a Velvety Warm Hug

The bedroom pop gods have officially blessed us with Sam Valdez’s dreamy new single “Toothache”. Opening with masterfully reverbed cords and vocals, “Toothache” is a velvety ballad that echoes the soul of surf rock. Sam swoons us with her silky voice and brooding lyrics that subverts the classic breakup song through espousing self-love and independence. […]

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Goth Babe
Goth Babe shares an elusively beautiful trilogy of soundscapes on new EP Mt. Bachelor

Goth Babe – the moniker of Tennessee native Griff Washburn – makes music that is all about him enjoying himself. Out of the back of his camper powered on solar power Washburn follows “good weather and good people,” and the sounds and textures of his new EP Mt. Bachelor are a testament to those sentiments. […]

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Best New Songs of March, 2020

Oh, March. We gots words with you! While March was the month we saw our lives, and this world turned upside down due to the coronavirus pandemic; it was also a pretty damn great month of new music. So much new music that we included 102 new song release for our monthly playlist “Best New […]

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Ella Vos
Ella Vos displays raw beauty in new pop confessional “Burning Bridges”

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Ella Vos has shared a new single from her forthcoming sophomore album, Turbulence. The song, “Burning Bridges,” is another stellar example of Vos’ intensely confessional lyricism, electric as it is when delivered via her piercing croons. With Vos there is a surging defiance that accompanies her songs, an enigmatic light at the […]

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Thundercat gets vulnerable on New LP ‘It Is What It Is’ produced with Flying Lotus and featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Lil B, and more

Thundercat has earned a reverence among music lovers and makers alike. The artist né Stephen Bruner released It Is What It Is, his fourth studio album, on April 3; it is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed LP Drunk, which was as adventurous as it was plain goofy. While not completely serious—see: “Dragonball Durag” and […]

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The best ways to livestream via social media apps & platforms

The coronavirus has taken its toll on the live event industry; concert and music festivals in particular. Each day, we hear the news of more and more of our favorite concerts being postponed, if not canceled altogether. The new normal is setting in where musicians and fans will not be able to connect through the […]

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Paper Idol share another indie-rock banger in the form of “Money For Flowers”

Paper Idol have shared buoyant new single “Money For Flowers,” a rollicking, manic song that finds romance pitted against poverty and love-sickness. Between a puncturing melody made up of spiraling riffs and staccato percussion world, Matan KG steers Paper Idol towards his ever off-kilter and energetic brand of indie-rock. “Money For Flowers” oozes with all […]

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How to Apply for California Unemployment as a Gig Worker (aka Covid-19 Stimulus Pandemic Unemployment Assistance)

UPDATE (APRIL, 17) — It looks like the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) has finally created a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) website portal specific to gig workers / independent contractors! If you’re a self-employed / independent contractor, you can apply for PUA on Tuesday, April 28. According to Julie A. Su, California Labor […]

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Premiere: Sky Keller shares uplifting new anthem “High & Hurt”

Singer/songwriter Sky Keller has shared her new single “High & Hurt,” an uplifting alt-pop piece perfect for this moment of nullifying helplessness and uncertainty that seems to be all around us. Inspired by her own moment of all-enveloping depression, the song traverses through all the aches and pains that come from the fall – the […]

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