Tag Archives: indie rock

Hot Artist Alert: Congolese Newcomer Miloe Embraces Joy Yet Returns to Melancholy on Cavetown Collab “Let Me Feel Low”

If you hadn’t heard, 19-year-old newcomer Miloe has made a splash in the indie scene in recent months. Toward the end of October, the Congolese artist released Greenhouse, a laid-back 5-track EP; fans of SALES or UMO know the vibe. Miloe basks in the bliss of youth, and his music reflects it, making it perfect […]

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Still Corners’ New Single “Crying” Will Soothe Your Sorrow

As one of the stalwart dream folk outfits of the blog heyday, Still Corners are still going strong. The band, primarily comprised of duo Tessa Murray and Greg Hughes, has just announced their fifth studio album, The Last Exit, along with some morsels to satiate fans until its release January 22 via Wrecking Light Records. […]

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Dive Headfirst into Loma’s Mesmerizing Sophomore LP Don’t Shy Away

“Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth,” Pablo Picasso told The Arts reporter Marius de Zayas in 1923. More recently, in the spring of 2018, Loma revealed their own untruth at the Bootleg as part of a tour for their eponymous debut album. Even more lies await on their […]

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Premiere: Straddling Childhood & Adulthood, EMÆL Debut “3/4 In” off forthcoming LP

As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, Grimy Goods honors local group EMÆL, led by Emmanuel Ventura-Cruess. The Fullerton native is half-Mexican and has a bunch of new music ready for all to hear. Last month, the band released a new single, “THREE60,” an even-tempered yet mystical indie rock tune, and today they have […]

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Michi Reflects on Isolation in New Single “Escondida”—Sugarbaby EP Due Oct 16

If you’re haunted by regrets, Michi might be able to help. Her new single will appear on her debut EP, Sugarbaby, due out October 16th, which is already shaping up to be a delicious release. The Los Angeles native released her first single last summer, and every sound since has been just as groovy. Case […]

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Ziemba Reveals Uneasy New Single and Video for “Harbor Me” Lifted from Forthcoming True Romantic LP

Among the revelations on Ziemba’s new record, that she is a romantic might be the most shocking of all. The artist and journalist also known as René Kladzyk has always toyed with relationships, though typically between energies rather than explicit affairs. Her 2015 record Hope Is Never was more about reaction than grief, and Ardis, […]

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Death Valley Girls Announce Under the Spell of Joy LP, Share Enchanting Lead Single “The Universe”

For anyone seeking spiritual clarity, Death Valley Girls has some wisdom to share. The Los Angeles desert rock band has prepared a new record that both enchants and heals; it will be called Under the Spell of Joy. The album is due out just three days shy of the anniversary of the band’s previous album, […]

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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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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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