Tag Archives: indie rock

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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 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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Gothic Tropic Celebrates Music and Life with New Single “Drunk on a Rhythm”

If circumstances persist for Cecilia Della Peruti, her sophomore album as Gothic Tropic is bound to be just as impactful as the band’s debut, Fast or Feast. The past two years since that LP have led the LA-born artist to career highs and personal lows, but her new single is meant to help her heal […]

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James Supercave Play the Bootleg Tonight to Celebrate New Single, “Falling”

If you have never seen James Supercave live, don’t miss your chance tonight. The local trio will be performing at the Bootleg Theater, which comes just a week after the band released “Falling,” a brand new single which is also featured on Grimy Goods’ Best New Songs of the Month. Celebrate James Supercave’s new single […]

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Girl Friday
Watch Girl Friday’s new video for “Decoration/Currency” Ahead of EP Release and Bootleg Show

I had never heard the phrase “Girl Friday” until a local band by that name came across my radar. It is (was?) a phrase that meant an office assistant who handled many tasks—it was coined at a time when only women were considered for secretarial positions, of course. Watch these bandmates crush the stereotype in […]

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Premiere: Reykjavik’s Pale Moon Endure a Sunny “Exile”

The title of Pale Moon’s debut single alludes to their nomadic origins. While the Icelandic duo has not been formally removed from any place, they have traveled quite a lot; Natasha Sushchenko is originally from Russia while Árni Gudjonsson was born and raised on the verdant arctic island. They met in Spain and decided that […]

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Premiere: Jonny Kosmo’s New Single “Jessica Triangle” Promotes Community—See Him at Highland Park Ebell on Feb 27

Songwriting depends on hyperbole. The most common topic, love, is only spoken of at the extreme. We have the classic Dolly Parton line, “I will always love you,” which is the polar opposite of Cher’s sentiment: “Do you believe in life after love?” The feeling will either stay forever or kill you, according to these […]

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