Tag Archives: electronic

An Interview with Shy Girls — we talk debut album and preventing himself from being pigeon-holed as alt-R&B

Shy Girls Set to Release Debut Album “Salt” via Hit City Records on January 20th   Here’s a riddle for you: If twenty people record demos on a synthesizer and guitar in their bedrooms, and someone labels it all alt-R&B, does anyone hear the difference between them? At the expense of some really great DIY artists, alternative R&B […]

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Cherub at Fonda Theatre
Cherub bleed gold, piss excellence at Fonda Theatre show

Like the glitzy electronica purveyors that they are, Cherub lit up the Fonda Theatre last Friday night and left the walls dripping with their overly-saturated synth creations. Led by enigmatic duo Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber, Cherub pulse in the same vein of music and style as Chromeo, right down to their goofy, R&B/hip-hop romanticisms […]

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Ricky Eat Acid
Hot New Music: Ricky Eat Acid’s “Talk To You Soon” comes to stunning tangible life at Union

You could call Ricky Eat Acid (birth name: Sam Ray) an OG at this point – the Maryland-based musician has been cranking out a singular, all-encompassing form of laptop electronica since 2011, far predating the current wave of bedroom experimentalists. His latest, the Terrible Records-released Talk To You Soon distills many of the styles he’s flipped […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Von Sell
Hot Artist Alert: New Brooklyn Producer Von Sell Makes a Mark with Debut EP

Von Sell is Your New Favorite Electronic Purveyor of Sound — Debut EP is an Addictive Symbiosis of Synths, Drum Machines and Those Titillating Vocals Words: Zoë Elaine You may have heard of the up-and-coming Brooklyn artist Von Sell through his dominance on Hype Machine, or some other outlet of the blogosphere. His sound is […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Cruel Youth at The Echo
Cruel Youth shone up at The Echo, steals night with exquisite performance — KIIARA headlines with a lot of audio magic

Teddy Sinclair (fka Natalia Kills) is killing it with her new project Cruel Youth. The all-female three-piece band fronted by Sinclair and co-produced by her husband, Willy Moon, was a smash hit last Thursday at The Echo in Los Angeles. The show was sold-out, with rising pop star KIIARA headlining the evening — but Cruel […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Andrew Belle
Song Premiere: Stream Andrew Belle’s infectious new single “You”

Andrew Belle’s new single “You” is irresistible — spellbinding alt R&B with a sexy groove   Bringing forth a set of enticing grooves, Andrew Belle is gearing up to release his third full-length record. A member of Nashville’s acclaimed touring group Ten out of Tenn, Belle has two full-length records under his belt, in which his songs […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Austra
Austra announces new album Future Politics, shares new song/video “Utopia”

You know it’s an Austra song when you hear that signature lush, yet beautifully cryptic croon. Austra, also known as the Canadian vocalist and producer Katie Stelmanis, has brought great pleasure to many patient fans today with the release of her new video/song “Utopia.” The new song reveal comes with the announcement of her forthcoming […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Nao
Live Review: Nao Reawakens the Spirit of R&B at Sold-Out El Rey Theatre Performance

For anyone in Los Angeles that thinks they know pop music, or who the great vocalists of our time are, there is no conscionable reason to have missed Nao at the El Rey last Wednesday, where the British electro R&B prodigy graced a sold-out crowd of about 800 with a stadium performance. Before the El Rey curtain […]

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Jamie Lawlor |
mini bear
Premiere: Stream mini bear’s new single “Clique” — analog synth with a breakbeats backbone

Los Angeles native, mini bear (aka Lauren Kop) is serving up yet another 80s synth pop gem titled “Clique.” The new single follows “Prophecy Girl,” mini bear’s previous song reveal, and is one of five delicious electro tracks heard on her forthcoming Mind Control EP. With a dark electronic flavor doused in analog synth and […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Survive
SURVIVE’s New Album RR7349 Sonically Eclipses their Stranger Things Soundtrack

Scoring a Netflix series is a rare triumph in itself, but it’s not likely that Survive, the Austin analog synth quartet that soundtracked Stranger Things, knew that glowing red logo would become like Coca Cola in the states, and that those four child actors would virtually turn into today’s Beatles. They also might not have […]

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Jamie Lawlor |