Tag Archives: indie pop

Yumi Zouma
EP III Caps Off a Trilogy of Releases From Yumi Zouma

Technology united the four friends of New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma in their early beginnings. Their debut EP came together over email and file sharing, and was received with indie acclaim across the blogosphere. Four-and-a-half years later, the band closes a chapter of their career with the release of the final installment of their EP trilogy, EP […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Anticipation Grows for New Music from Joy Downer

Joy Downer—the moniker for local duo (and live three-piece) as well as the legal name of the band’s frontwoman—has been busy. If you follow them on Soundcloud, you may have noticed that new covers and demos appeared quietly on their page in the past week. It is only the tip of the iceberg.  We’ve known […]

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Zoe Elaine |
eva b ross
Premiere: Get “Messy” With Eva B. Ross on Her Debut Single

Wouldn’t it be great if we could fix our problems before we face them? Local songwriter Eva B. Ross wrote her debut single about that very thought. The song, “Messy,” will appear on her forthcoming EP, which features just as many light-hearted melodies as you’ll find in today’s premiere. Watch Ross attempt to get it […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Premiere: Mammoth Indigo are Pulled Below the Surface for “Undertow”

If you’ve been following Mammoth Indigo since their inception in 2013, you’re familiar with their unique take on indie rock. The band has roots in Harrisonburg, VA, where Cody Bowers first began the project with two friends; today Mammoth Indigo delivers a more convincing sound as a quartet. Songs on their recent album, Wilt, show […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Luke Top Has Been Working Too Hard

Luke Top’s back with a new solo release, and his glee is hardly hidden in his latest single. Top was the frontman of Fool’s Gold until they broke up in 2015, so you may already be familiar with his sugar-coated retro pop. Within twelve months of his band’s split, he turned around and gave us […]

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slenderbodies
Song Premiere: Local Duo slenderbodies Reveal Crisp Cover of “Electric Feel”

Is it still too early to declare Oracular Spectacular a classic? MGMT’s debut features hits that have yet to fade, with “Electric Feel” shining particularly brightly. Local duo slenderbodies debuts their own cover of the single today, which you can hear exclusively below. Last year slenderbodies put out fabulist, a five-track EP, that established the […]

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Zoe Elaine |
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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Zoe Elaine |
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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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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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