Tag Archives: alt rock

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 […]

Talker Headlines Exciting Showcase at Madame Siam, Dan Sadin Opens

I’m calling it now: Madame Siam is currently LA’s trendiest venue. There are benefits and drawbacks to the title, but a fun time will always be had at this underground spot. Tuesday night’s show was put on by We Found New Music and put together by Celeste Tauchar, who served as the night’s headliner with […]

Zoe Elaine |
Video Premiere: Less is More on Tango With Lions’ Single “Proof of Desire”

Katerina Papachristou began the band Tango With Lions in 2007, amid the burgeoning indie rock scene in Greece. Now she’s an accomplished veteran, having put out her third LP, The Light, only a few weeks ago. Today Grimy Goods is lucky to debut the video for a single marked by a slow-burning swell of energy; […]

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former faces
Video Premiere: Former Faces Turn to the Sun in “Coursing On”

The Sun is our planet’s primary source for energy and by extension is the only reason we are all alive today. This significance is not lost on LA-based quartet Former Faces. The band pays tribute to this cosmic miracle in their new song and video for “Coursing On,” which you can watch exclusively below. The […]

Zoe Elaine |
Experience Typhoon’s New LP Offerings Live at the Teragram Ballroom on Sunday 2/11

If you read Grimy Goods’ coverage of Kyle Morton’s Bootleg performance from January of last year, you may understandably be clamoring for tickets the next time he’s in town. In our interview, he mentions working on a new album with his band Typhoon–a promising hint, because for everyone that isn’t Kate Bush, a new album […]

Zoe Elaine |
EP Premiere: Four New Songs from Raener Make a Cohesive Debut

The new EP from local four-piece Raener is a big deal. It came together a few months ago at a serene beach house in Santa Barbara. This was after, according to my calculation, the band–consisting of Daniel Fox, Will van Boldrik, Zach Bilson, and Daniel Vanchieri–had played every single intimate venue in the city, and […]

Pinback at the Echoplex -- Photo: Danielle Gornbein
Pinback make nostalgic return with sold-out gig at the Echoplex

San Diego indie rock staples, Pinback played a solid show at the Echoplex Thursday night. Thursday was night one of two sold-out gigs. Having not toured in five years, these guys knew their presence would cause a 90’s-00’s throwback of sorts. Starting the evening off were Vertical Scratchers. These goofs took the stage with confidence […]

Danielle Gornbein |
Teenage Fanclub
Teenage Fanclub announce Los Angeles tour date at Teragram Ballroom

Teenage Fanclub have announced a headlining Los Angeles show date at the Teragram Ballroom on March 17. This past September the band made their long-awaited return with the release of Here, their tenth studio album via Merge Records. The band last released a full-length album (Shadows) in 2010, which was right around the same time […]

The Only Ocean
Song Premiere: The Only Ocean share new single “So Shy So High” — a perfect summer closer

From Lompoc, California (a small coastal town in Santa Barbara) indie rock quartet The Only Ocean have shared their breezy new single “So Shy So High” off their forthcoming EP Too. The EP follows the band’s self-titled debut album released in 2015. With a sound so clean you can almost smell that Santa Barbara ocean […]

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Night Talks
Song Premiere: Stream Night Talks’ Bold New Single “Mr Bloom”

Rumbling through with yet another rousing single, Los Angeles quartet Night Talks have premiered “Mr. Bloom,” the second song reveal off their debut full-length record In Dreams. Led by the vocal prowess of Soraya Sebghati’s bewitching croon, “Mr Bloom” wraps you in an anthemic blanket of sounds. From Sebghati’s classic vocals, heightened by the steady […]

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