Tag Archives: indie pop

Pollyn offers deep-cuts of vintage electronica on new album Distress Signals

Electro-pop outfit Pollyn have been cutting their teeth in the Los Angeles’ underground for over two decades, so it should come as no surprise that with four albums now under their belt, the trio have undoubtedly mastered the unruly nature of their witchy electronica. Bristling with vintage samplings, propulsive marches of synthetic percussion, and Genevieve Artadi’s ethereal monotone, […]

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Tom Odell books gig at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever in May

It’s been three years since his critically-acclaimed debut album Long Way Down was released, but singer-songwriter Tom Odell has finally put together the follow-up. Wrong Crowd will be released June 10 via Columbia Records, and with that announcement, Odell has also booked a number of intimate gigs, including one May 6 at the Masonic Lodge […]

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The Temper Trap return in June at the Fonda Theatre

Aussie indie pop band The Temper Trap will return to Los Angeles for an intimate date at the Fonda Theatre on Monday, June 6. You know them as the band who blew up with the success of their smash hit “Sweet Disposition” — which gained notoriety in the States for its use in the Zooey […]

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The Naked and Famous leave Teragram Ballroom in a glittery haze

Indietronica titans The Naked and Famous made their return to Los Angeles last Wednesday night with a hurricane of a show at the Teragram Ballroom. The New Zealand born outfit nearly brought down the small confines of the venue with their over-the-top, stadium ready anthems–and when the dust finally settled, fans were left reeling in […]

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The Naked and Famous announce small club tour with LA dates at Teragram Ballroom and The Troubadour

The Naked and Famous have been in the studio finishing up their third album. It looks like the band is ready to showcase some of their new tunes live! The Naked and Famous has announced a run of seven intimate North American club shows including two dates in Los Angeles! The Naked and Famous will […]

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The Drums pack The Observatory with brilliant performance

With a vibrant medley of sounds ranging from indie-pop to new wave, The Drums packed The Observatory this past Sunday for a show that won’t soon be forgotten. Performing fan favorites such as “Money,” and newer songs from their 2014 release Encyclopedia, The Drums rattled the walls of The Observatory. As my first time seeing […]

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Stream Wild Nothing’s new song “Reichpop” — all about those island vibes

Wild Nothing (aka Jack Tatum) has revealed a bright new track titled “Reichpop”. The song comes from the soon-to-be-released Life of Pause, his third full-length to date. With a sweet combination of xylophone and vibrant percussion, the song has a sunny marimba feel to it. It definitely sounds like something you’d hear on an exotic […]

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BØRNS charms fans at Observatory with dreamy falsetto and infectious electro-pop melodies

Glam-pop prince Garrett Borns took the stage of the Observatory last Wednesday night, summoned by the inane screams and coos of his loyal subjects, and offered up to them a hypnotizing performance of his debut album Dopamine. Between the cascading bursts of blues and reds that caught the young singer’s long curly locks, Born’s slim […]

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Passion Pit sets a fully-packed Observatory ablaze

At the end of his nearly two hour set at the Santa Ana Observatory, Michael Angelakos stood at the edge of the stage beaming brightly, high-fiving screaming fans as he walked above them. Standing there in the afterglow of an insanely raucous performance, the 27-year-old artist and creative demon behind synth-pop outfit Passion Pit seemed […]

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Marina and the Diamonds casts a shimmering glam–pop spell at Greek Theatre

Glam-pop princess Marina Diamandis turned the Greek Theatre onto its head Monday night with a wild presentation that tracked her transformation as an artist across her three-album discography. Opening with a string of hits from her debut album The Family Jewels, Marina and the Diamonds quickly set the tone of the night with their high-octane […]

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