Tag Archives: alt pop

October's Child
Song Premiere: Stargazing with October’s Child

The enormity of the universe can seem overwhelming if you think about it for too long. Perhaps that is why we think of loved ones when we stargaze. If there exists a place as incomprehensible as heaven, it would have to be among the galaxies all out of reach to us here on Earth. I […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Song Premiere: Francine Thirteen Flaunts Female Empowerment in “The Huntress”

Though she is not new to creating music, the name Francine Thirteen may be new to you. A quick sift through her Soundcloud will enlighten any layperson what her music is all about, namely, feminine power that bucks male narratives. Her latest project is titled “Lust Heals, Give Me My Sin Again,” of which the […]

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ziemba
In New Music Video for “El Paso,” Ziemba Tells the Tale of Two Cities

Like most of Ziemba’s body of work, her new video for “El Paso” is dense and significant. The track comes from her 2016 record, Hope Is Never, which she spoke with me extensively about last year. She explained how the city impacted her life as a borderlander, or more specifically as a “child of NAFTA,” […]

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Zoe Elaine |
hdlss
HDLSS Dumb It Down With Nuanced Complexity

We currently live in a culture of rabid misinformation. Talking heads try to convince us that our feelings are equivalent to facts. Truth is virtually meaningless. It will take decades to confront and undo these issues, and in all likelihood they will never actually be eradicated. And yet we still must fight, through whatever action […]

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Gordi’s Debut LP Earns Your Trust with Its Emotional Honesty

This Thursday you’ll want to make your way to Resident in Little Tokyo to see Australian alt pop sensation Gordi before her debut LP drops next week. The record is titled Reservoir, which refers to a space brimming with emotion, where one may wade when mulling over life. If she brings even a fraction of […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Erin McCarley
Single Premiere: Erin McCarley drops riveting single “Die Die Die” (with stunning artwork to match)

Nashville’s Erin McCarley has dropped a fierce new single titled “Die Die Die,” and it’s quite the scrumptious banger. With summer officially here, this is the kind of soulful alt-pop you want blasting at that hotel pool party or summer BBQ. “Die Die Die” is McCarley’s fourth single. The song’s beats are fresh and will […]

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The Brinks
Song Premiere: Stream The Brinks’ sweet new single “Honey”

Los Angeles duo The Brinks have premiered their sizzling summer single “Honey.” Sweet as the delectable treat itself, “Honey” booms and rattles with all that addictive alt-pop and an oh-so-tasty hook: “oooooh, drip drip like honey…” Slather “Honey” onto your summer pool party playlist or drip it all over your favorite beach, whatever you choose […]

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Bishop Briggs
Los Angeles Acts That Kicked Ass in 2016 — Bishop Briggs

From the moment we first heard Bishop Briggs’ compelling breakthrough single “Wild Horses,” we knew this girl had it going on. Intrigued by her soulful voice and dope-ass beats, with all but a few songs released to her name, Bishop Briggs quickly turned heads (including ours). From her former home of Hong Kong and Japan, […]

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Alina Bea
Alina Bea Brings Star Power and Strings to the Bootleg Bar

In the gentrified crannies of major cities, concerts are often more about the hype behind the performer’s brand name than the actual experience itself, making the path to success especially daunting for underground musicians who haven’t had help from the corporate generators of the music industry. “Free Monday night residency at the the Bootleg Bar” […]

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Jamie Lawlor |
Kishi-Bashi
Kishi Bashi Returned to LA for a Joyful and Emotional Show at the Belasco

Without fully recovering from the mania that was Beach Goth over the weekend, I eagerly jumped at the chance to see Kishi Bashi at the Belasco this past Monday. I was first introduced to his whimsy with his newest LP, Sonderlust, an album I loved without context. This would be my first time seeing him live, […]

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