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INTERVIEW: Khuê’s New Pop LP Is a Vessel for Hopeful Heartache—In This Home We’ve Built Is Out Now

When last we heard from Khuê, he had just put out two new singles, both shimmering bedroom pop anthems in their own right. Those tracks belong to an album known as In This Home We’ve Built, which already stands out as a momentous achievement for the SoCal native. This is the first solo record where […]

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Deqn Sue Casts Away a Scared Beau with New Single “Trickyman”

Photo by Jeff Mendoza How do you pursue a relationship while scared stiff? Deqn Sue knows all too well that you can’t. On her brand new single “Trickyman,” the Alabama-born and locally-based pop artist describes a relationship with a suitor who was too afraid to be vulnerable. The song sways like a ‘90s trip-hop deep-cut, […]

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Xoller and Suede James Team Up for Unsettling New Single “Dreamgirl”

We are all made up of diverse facets. Los Angeles’ own Xoller compartmentalizes her best qualities, as likely many of us do to be able to hone a talent or safely examine the psyche. Her latest single, produced by herself and Suede James (aka Taylor Lawhon of Mating Ritual), addresses one of the personas that […]

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Vibrant Pop Artist Deqn Sue Returns with Earnest New Single “Troll”

In the age of internet chatrooms, then comment sections, then DMs, trolls have been a persistent plague. It’s easy to brush aside for anyone who has a small digital platform, but, as Aidy Bryant’s show Shrill, for one, demonstrated, the nagging hate that comes from faceless avatars can be damaging for everyone involved. Basically, it’s […]

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Eden Iris Longs for an Ease of Domestic Tension on New Rendition of “Blue Home”

When one has a crush, it is natural to fantasize about a life together. That typically means imagining oneself in their home, or vice versa; now that our immediate surroundings have become our entire reality, that has become a more intimate portrait than ever before. And it also is an apt time for the official […]

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Mating Ritual Is Crowned “King of the Doves” on Their First Single Since Hot Content LP

The brothers of local alternative pop group Mating Ritual have been wrestling with their ego. Their brand new single “King of the Doves” was the first song they wrote in their newly built studio, intended to simply be an audio test for all their instruments. But the impromptu melodies were so compelling that they begged […]

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New Single “Prophet” Creates More Anticipation for King Princess to be Crowned as Cheap Queen

The year’s most anticipated debut record is coming from King Princess, though it still does not have a release date. But Cheap Queen, as it will be called, is already stacking up to be a memorable one, with now its third single revealed ahead of the album. The latest is “Prophet,” a sensual ballad that […]

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Premiere: O Future Demonstrate Devotion Through Immobility in New Video for Stay”

Eventually, a song will be written for every subject; today marks the release of one about medieval anchorite nuns. The new single from O Future (formerly OOFJ) is called “Stay,” referring to the vows of immobility taken by those who dedicated their lives completely to their faith. Grimy Goods has an exclusive stream of the […]

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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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Interview: Francine Thirteen Reclaims Her Vices Ahead of Her Show at the Standard

To understand ritual pop artist Francine Thirteen, one must open up to ideas of feminism that would make the virtuous cringe. Francine Thirteen wants to recontextualize and redefine lust and power, two aspects of womanhood that have been exploited in centuries past.  Ahead of her performance next week at the Standard, we were able to […]

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