Tag Archives: indie rock

la witch
With Their Sophomore LP Forthcoming, L.A. Witch Opt for a Restart on “I Wanna Lose”

Loss, in many ways, is a relative concept. Unless you dropped a crisp bill from your wallet, money “lost” is more accurately money spent. Even death is illusory—the physical form may be gone but memories will always live on. Local riot grrls, L.A. Witch, take it all in stride. Their forthcoming album Play With Fire […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Bartees Strange Covers The National to Subvert the White Indie Scene on Say Goodbye to Pretty Boy EP

The phrase ‘representation matters’ has gained popularity of late, a rallying cry that accompanies demands that Hollywood diversify casting. Though the symptoms are different, an issue of representation persists today in the music industry as well. The ratio of white executives to executives of color at the most powerful companies is troublingly high, but even […]

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Madeline Kenney Becomes the “Sucker” on Lead Single from Forthcoming LP

Madeline Kenney is gearing up to put out her third album, Sucker’s Lunch, this summer—or maybe it’s all just one long con. The title track comes about a year-and-a-half after Perfect Shapes, the Oakland musician’s pastel sophomore record, which was carried by expansive, verdant melodies. Her new sounds haven’t strayed much in hue, though her […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Jenny O Yearns for Human Connection in New Single “I Don’t Want to Live Alone Anymore”

Never before in history has inaction been so celebrated. Jenny O has been practicing for this period of physical distancing for years, though she was perhaps not expecting the psychological impact of being forced to do so. She has self-described as an introvert, and her album, New Truth, strives for outside connection without caving to […]

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Zoe Elaine |
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Join Phoebe Bridgers on a Staycation to Kyoto in New Green Screen Video

With endless idle time, it can feel like we’re spending too much time with our thoughts and emotions. There could not have been a better time for Phoebe Bridgers to announce her sophomore album, Punisher, due out June 19th on Dead Oceans. The album announcement was accompanied by the release of a second single from […]

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Zoe Elaine |
paul bergmann band
Paul Bergmann Finds His Own ‘Paradise’ on New EP

Paul Bergmann never rests. Last winter, he put out an EP with his full band project, The Fair Moans, and the winter before that he delivered a concise, quiet release under his solo moniker. Even more records have come prior to that, and each has in some way contributed to Bergmann’s experimentation on the guitar, […]

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Dangerbird’s Monthly Microdose Series Gives Music Lovers a Taste of Greatness

If you are an early aughts indie rock lover, you know Dangerbird Records. Perhaps not in name, but by their alumni artists: Silversun Pickups, Minus the Bear, Hot Hot Heat, Delphic and more. The veteran Los Angeles label has touched greatness and continues to mentor tomorrow’s scene leaders. Traditional deals are of course still being […]

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Interview: Nuanced Wisdom Flows from Via Intercom’s New LP, Flex, Release

The wisdom that emanates from Brooklyn’s Via Intercom may teach you something about yourself and the society we live in. The duo, comprised of Maggie Colgan and Stevie Jick, debuted their project two years ago with an ambitious 14-track concept record called Buzz Buzz Buzz Vertigo, which explored childhood and budding queerness. Jick has worked […]

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Aldous Harding and Hand Habits Weaponized Restraint at Sold-Out Lodge Room Performance

The streets were lined with costumes and club attire on this pre-Halloween weekend; fans sported a mix of both as they filed into the Lodge Room this past Saturday to witness the final night of Aldous Harding’s LA tour stop. The show sold out over a month in advance, prompting a second be added for […]

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Dear Boy Teragram
Dear Boy aka LA’s best kept secret light’s up the Teragram Ballroom

I’ve been singing the praises of LA’s Dear Boy since the release of their first EP back in 2013, and it’s been a real treat to see how much they’ve shaped and refined their sound since then. With a few smashing singles under their belt and a new EP out this year, The Strawberry EP, […]

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