Tag Archives: Alternative

Artist Spotlight: Tunde Olaniran

Holding out for a Hero? Tunde Olaniran Comes to Save the Day Hailing from Flint, Michigan, Tunde Olaniran is an adept singer whose range seems boundless. They have been known to quickly change from heavenly falsetto to gruff hip hop bars on a dime. Their thematically-rich 2018 record Stranger supplied plenty of varying rhythms to […]

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Press Play: Dua Saleh’s New Single “Body Cast” Mourns Those Killed by Police

A protest song is a genre that transcends sound, and the diverse outcries this year continue to ring out. Even the sound of Minneapolis’ own Dua Saleh has varied since their last single, “Umbrellar,” which appeared on Grimy Goods’ Best New Songs Playlist in April. The Sudanese artist’s new cut is a portrait of police […]

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On New Single from Her Forthcoming LP, Jehnny Beth is Her Own “Heroine”

Jehnny Beth has everything she needs. This is not referring to the many successful projects with which she is associated, including but not limited to a new music performance program on ARTE which she hosts and of course her band Savages. It has more to do with how she is able to fight for herself […]

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talker’s New Single Sorts Through Her Identities—Celebrate the New EP March 8 at the Bootleg

It’s hard to find yourself. talker has experienced her fair share of growing pains; her new song, “Suck Up,” co-written and produced with Dan Sadin, releases all the pent-up frustration that comes with self-exploration. Perhaps in spite of the lyrics, the guitars are confident and unrelenting. It is a strong statement, one that fits well […]

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U.S. Girls Proclaim the Value of an American Dollar Alongside Heavy Light LP Announcement

Toronto’s U.S. Girls, aka musician and producer Meg Remy, is back with two new songs cut from a new album, Heavy Light. The upbeat energy of “4 American Dollars” and “Overtime” adds a new layer to the rich storytelling that fans have come to expect. U.S. Girls are headed on tour to share new tunes; […]

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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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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
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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king princess
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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