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KÁRYYN
Hot Artist Alert: KÁRYYN’s debut album The Quanta Series, a sea of electronic swells — LA Date at Regent

When the original opera Of Light that L.A.-based KÁRYYN had created a score for made its premiere in Reykjavik, Iceland it’s likely that she didn’t expect for one of its audience members—Björk—to name her in a Guardian profile among the creatives she was most excited for. The praise couldn’t have come at a better time […]

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kingsbury
Premiere: Kingsbury gets personal on 80s pop anthem and new single “In My Brain”

Los Angeles-based indie-pop singer Kingsbury has shared her latest single in the form of the synth-powered anthem “In My Brain,” a bittersweet love-letter to young adulthood. Delivered in a thunderous march of drum machine sonics and riveting synthesizer shimmer, the track propels itself on Kingsbury’s luminous croon and introspective musings on how she’s dealing with […]

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Carlie Hanson
Hot Artist Alert: Pop’s latest teen phenomenon Carlie Hanson has arrived

From serving burgers at the drive-thru of a small town Wisconsin McDonalds to signing to Warner Bros. after the success of her self-released music, 18-year-old Carlie Hanson has all the makings of a star on the rise. With the release of Hanson’s music video for her single “Numb” earlier this year—inspired in part by her […]

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eva gardner
Premiere: Eva Gardner shares new single “Dirty Bird” off upcoming debut EP

Los Angeles native Eva Gardner—the touring bassist who’s offered her talents to everyone from Gwen Stefani and P!NK to Cher and Tegan & Sara—has finally taken-up the songwriting mantle in the form of her latest single “Dirty Bird.” A jumpy rock piece held together unsurprisingly by a tough, elastic bass line, the single is a […]

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Premiere: Singer-songwriter Susy Sun soars on new single “The Way The Wind Blows”

With the kind of piercing croons that as much wrap themselves in tenderness around the heart as they do make it shiver, singer/songwriter Susy Sun has made herself known with the eponymous single from her upcoming album, “The Way The Wind Blows.” Above a lilting piano ballad that eventually surges alongside Sun’s soaring vocals, the […]

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Conner Youngblood
Conner Youngblood translates personal experience into resounding bliss on “Cheyenne”

A multi-instrumentalist armed with an entrancing, soul-scraping set of vocals, Conner Youngblood navigates all the vaporous realms of alt-R&B and soul with a hefty emotionality. Celebrating the release of his sophomore attempt Cheyenne this past summer, Conner Youngblood operates between the elegant cracks of atmospheric buzz and droning instrumentals that dot his songs. Amidst the whirl […]

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Los Angeles newcomer Jessie Munro stuns with sleek, soulful pop on “Under Fire”

Jessie Munro produces the kind of sleek, R&B-informed pop that leaves your soul awash in a blissful kind of emotional clarity and her new song “Under Fire” is no exception. The 23-year-old, Los Angeles based artist is gearing up to release her debut EP On My Own and its second single is at once dreamy, as well […]

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Mini Bear wears all her nostalgic, romantic-pop fixations on her sleeve in new song “Cyberlove”

Mini Bear’s new song “Cyberlove” might tackle twenty-first-century disillusionment over the influences of technology on dating culture, but it’s also assuredly saturated in the kind of romantic, nostalgia-laden pop glitter that allows it to exist in two different decades simultaneously. As the alias under which Los Angeles-native Lauren Kop crafts her “emotional electropop,” Mini Bear isn’t […]

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Song Premiere: Traces finds his place in LA with melancholia saturated “idbh.”

TRACES, the atmospheric genre-bending project of LA-native Tim Dehnert, has unveiled his newest song “idbh.” off his upcoming Heart of Gold EP. Reveling in a variety of synths and drum machine bass drops, “idbh.” thunders away between Dehnert’s lush crooning. Anthemic in its harsh introspections, the song is one of many on the EP that the young 20-year-old singer […]

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Let new songstress Jesse Jo Stark haunt your ears with her song “Deadly Doll”

Haunting all the way from the seventies Laurel Canyon hideaway that she evokes, femme-fatale Jesse Jo Stark prefers her gloom in the sunlight on her new song “Deadly Doll.” Crawling out from under lush reverb and the hot desert twangs of guitar strings, Stark’s powerful croons tear longingly at her grim atmospherics. Produced by Jason […]

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