Tag Archives: indie pop

Dutch Party
Video Premiere: Dutch Party’s Multi-layered Homage to Philip K. Dick

In 1968, Philip K. Dick published a novel set in post-apocalyptic San Francisco, where Ken Franklin calls his original home. He now lives in Echo Park, where he began indie pop group Dutch Party. It has been two years since their debut EP and over this time they have clearly developed a sense of whimsy; […]

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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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Cosmos & Creature
Stream: Los Angeles duo Cosmos & Creature release their second single “Bad Drug”

The LA-based duo Cosmos & Creature have released their second single “Bad Drug.” The laid-back track is perfect for summer. The duo’s debut single “Young” has over 3.5 million streams on Spotify. Cosmos & Creature is made up of boyfriend and girlfriend Brandyn Burnette and Molly Moore. Before the couple teamed up to make music, they […]

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Rebel and a Basketcase
Watch Rebel and a Basketcase’s new video for “Lightning Look” — LA date at The Satellite

Rebel and a Basketcase just released a playful new video for their most intimate song yet, “Lightning Look.” The colorful video stars the dynamic duo made up of Evan Rachel Wood and Zach Villa, and is also Wood’s directorial debut. While Rebel and a Basketcase’s past released videos for “Oh Yeah” and “Escondido” felt more […]

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Hot Artist Alert: Lola Sparks — striving to be Berlin’s next breakout artist

Berlin songstress Lola Sparks talks small beginnings, big aspirations for her indie-electronica   At 26-years-old, Berlin native Lola Sparks has the kind of ambitious tenacity for her career as a musician that it’s doubtful her audience will be restricted to one country–or continent, for that matter. For the last five years, Sparks has been piecing […]

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Spencer Ludwig
Spencer Ludwig lights up a Tuesday night show at The Echo with party vibes

Spencer Ludwig and Olivia Braga Outshine the Intimate Space at The Echo   Los Angeles had a whirlwind of modern jazz flavors served up on a silver platter last night at The Echo. With Tuesday nights in Los Angeles being the second biggest night for local free shows and residencies, a performance headlined by rising star […]

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Jens Lekman
Jens Lekman shares lead single off new album — Los Angeles date at Teragram Ballroom

Swedish singer/songwriter, Jens Lekman is back with a new album, tour dates and a really hot new single that we can’t get enough of! Lekman has announced his new album, Life Will See You Now, set for release February 17th via Secretly Canadian. The 10-track record will be Lekman’s third studio album and it “plays […]

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Spencer Ludwig
An Interview with Spencer Ludwig: bringing trumpets to pop, and making you move & groove

Even if the name is unfamiliar at first, chances are you’ve heard Spencer Ludwig’s signature trumpeting long before you even knew there was a man behind the horn. In a world in which instrumentals are as easily recorded as pushing a button on a keyboard, Ludwig’s ever-shining presence both in the studio and onstage has […]

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ROYAL TEETH
Royal Teeth to headline The Hi Hat Dec. 14 — Stream New EP Amateurs

Louisiana indie dance-pop quartet Royal Teeth are back in action and ready to make you move with  fresh dance-floor ready hits off their new EP Amateurs. The five-track EP was just released November 18th via Round Hill Records, and it’s chockfull of delicious electro-pop ditties, anthemic vocals and eccentric beats. Trust, there’s nothing “amateur” about this album. Royal […]

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The Naked and Famous
The Naked and Famous go higher and higher with SoCal homecoming show at Fox Theater

Thundering through their homecoming show at the Fox Theatre Pomona, dynamic indie-pop band The Naked and Famous poured out the hits in support of their latest release Simple Forms. In what was a dramatically quick set that left little time for chit-chat, singing duo Alisa Xayalith and Thom Powers saved their fiery croons for the […]

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