Tag Archives: Alternative

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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Spare Parts for Broken Hearts
Ironic New Single from Spare Parts for Broken Hearts, “Big Win” Provides Catharsis

LA’s rock scene has been exploding with queer and female-fronted acts in the past few years, and one of the brightest local stars is Spare Parts for Broken Hearts. Our love for the project, helmed by Sarah Green, is well-documented in the halls of Grimy Goods, and we are pleased to share her newest single, […]

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Goth Rock Icon Dol Ikara Debuts Obsidian Ritual EP—Will Perform at Zebulon on Sept 9

If you attended the third night of Brass Box’s residency, you probably caught wind of a dark new rock icon named Dol Ikara. Her debut EP, Obsidian Ritual, demonstrates the command that the goth rock artist, née Claire Roddy, has on lyricism and ambiance. You will have another chance to see Dol Ikara live at […]

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Y La Bamba shares new song “Rios Sueltos” off Forthcoming EP — Tour Kick Off at KCRW Summer Nights Aug 10

Crossover hitmakers Y La Bamba are back with a new single from a brand new record as well as fresh tour dates that begin right here in LA. “Rios Sueltos” is colorful both sonically and visually, considering the accompanying clip; it will appear on the band’s next EP, Entre Los Dos, due out September 20 […]

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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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Ioanna Gika Releases Godly New LP—Tour With Garbage to Play the Shrine on May 16

When we cannot fathom a situation on our dying planet, in our finite lives, we turn to the gods. Los Angeles musician and songwriter, Ioanna Gika (formerly of Io Echo) just released her new LP named after the goddess of the sea: Thalassa. The title track itself is relatively short, but the jaunt leaps from […]

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Amanda Palmer Makes No Compromises on There Will Be No Intermission LP—See Her at the Ace Theatre on May 11

Amanda Palmer takes no breaks. She also uses no shortcuts, and she rarely compromises. The creative titan has released another album, called There Will Be No Intermission, and it thunders with as much authority as the figure herself. Art was made for each track—all 20 of them—and can be purchased on her website, along with […]

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jubilo drive
Premiere: Sleep Can’t Stop Jubilo Drive on Their New Album Late Night, Early Morning

The sunny quintet that Angelenos may know as Jubilo Drive almost called themselves Thursday Night Taxi Service. It has a neon sheen to it, though band names should not have that many words or letters. The phrase was used by the band’s previous drummer, Eric Cruz, as the title to his college radio show. One […]

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deathbyromy
Hot Artist Alert: DeathByRomy brings the ‘Monsters’ to Moroccan Lounge this December

Rising goth pop star DeathByRomy revealed her debut full-length record, Monsters, this past September and it is fierce. The local artist exhibits a wide range of sounds on the album; it begins with Lana Del Rey-like ballads and moves into melodic pop tunes where the bass is turned up to eleven. She will be celebrating […]

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Sing Along to HAERTS’ Anthemic New Record at the Moroccan on December 17

For a gut punch of empathy, check out the latest album from German duo HAERTS. The band has origins in Munich, but came to prominence in New York, where they are currently based. Their sophomore record came out earlier this year, and given its themes, New Compassion is an appropriate title. They will be playing […]

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