Tag Archives: indie pop

Broods at The Novo
Broods Ignite Passion at Their First “Local” LA Show, Supported by Jarryd James

I can trace my love for Broods back to a successful ad campaign. I remember when I first moved to LA two summers ago, I saw billboards with these warped-looking wolf heads on them. Broods, the ads read, piquing my interest; I googled them and happened upon a cache of wonderful music. I finally got […]

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Saint Motel
Saint Motel Unload New Single “Move” with a Groovy 360° Virtual Experience

Los Angeles indie pop group, Saint Motel have unloaded a delightful new single titled “Move.” Kicking off with a funky soul-clap, “Move” takes you back to the 70s roller disco days. Even the visual companion—which arrives as a 360° Virtualizer—drips of luscious 70s vibes. Watch it in your iPhone, and as you move your phone up […]

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Charlene Kaye
Interview with Charlene Kaye: From Kickstarter funding to being the new face of San Fermin, and now reborn as KAYE

San Fermin’s Charlene Kaye, Revitalized and Ready to Rock as KAYE — Debut Honey EP Out Aug. 18   Charlene Kaye is tired, she has to be, but the eager excitement that gushes from the other end of the phone line seems to overwhelm whatever physical exhaustion she’s carrying. In between her return home to New […]

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Jay Som
Mitski drops all the feels at sold-out Echoplex gig, Japanese Breakfast & Jay Som open with stellar sets

Thursday night at The Echoplex served a killer night of fine fempresses. Headlining the evening was the enchanting songbird, Mitski, who just released her new album Puberty 2. Supporting Mitski were two more incredibly talented acts led by females, Japanese Breakfast and Jay Som. Featured as one of Grimy Goods’ selections for the best Los Angeles concerts […]

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grouplove
Grouplove deliver endless encores at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood 

Last night, the Hard Rock in Hollywood was packed for a very special free Grouplove performance. Celebrating their forthcoming album Big Mess, the performance was part of The Encore Live, which is Live Nation TV and Hard Rock’s new program celebrating the encore as an art form. In my experience, the encore is the most […]

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Oh Pep!
Oh Pep! Defies Labels on Debut LP with Rich Bluegrass Instrumentation and Bold Storytelling

You can pretty much sell me on any music that utilizes a banjo. I have regular arguments with my mother about the third Mumford & Sons album, in which they decided to ditch the glorious instrument; she thinks removing it made them sound more modern, but my retort is that any music can sound as […]

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Grouplove
Grouplove announce free show at Hard Rock Cafe and L.A. tour date at Hollywood Palladium — New album Big Mess out Sept. 9

Group love are back with a new album, tour, and a local free show date! The Los Angeles indie folk/pop darlings are gearing up to release their new album Big Mess on September 9th via Canvasback Music / Atlantic Records. Recorded in L.A. and Seattle with producers Captain Cuts (Grouplove’s own Ryan Rabin) and Phil Ek (Fleet […]

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LAYNE
Cub Sport and LAYNE Were on Fire at the Bootleg (But Don’t Put Them Out)

If you were not at the Bootleg Theater last night, then you missed a perfect night of pop. I have been following the two acts on the bill for some time, but this was the first opportunity that I got to actually see them perform live. Local pop-rock group LAYNE opened the night with a […]

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The Temper Trap
The Temper Trap return to LA with blissful performance at Fonda, Walking Shapes give impressive opening set

This past Monday, Australian indie-pop crooners, The Temper Trap made their sweet return to Los Angeles. The Fonda Theatre was packed for this highly anticipated sold-out show. The Temper Trap last performed in Los Angeles in August of 2014 at The Roxy. It was a tight one-off show with very little room for all of […]

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Gothic Tropic
Gothic Tropic’s new single “Stronger”is a vibrant spitfire of 80s pop-rock sounds — stream it

Photo Credit: Ryan Aylsworth Los Angeles indie band Gothic Tropic has released an addictive new single titled “Stronger.” Led by the spunky frontwoman Cecilia Della Peruti, Gothic Tropic’s new song is a vibrant spitfire of 80s pop-rock sounds. While Peruti’s vocals soar sweetly and invite you to sing along, the song still carries a sassy […]

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