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moaning band
LA’s Moaning Get Self-Aware with New Single “Ego”

L.A. based Moaning, made up of Sean Solomon (vocals/guitar), Pascal Stevenson (bass/keys), and Andrew Mackelvie (drums). have just announced their sophomore album Uneasy Laughter (March 20 via Sub Pop). In anticipation, they’ve shared a caustic first single and video for “Ego” which marks a distinct change in style for the post-punk outfit—replacing fuzzed out guitars […]

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Best Coast
Best Coast share video for new single “Everything Has Changed”; announce new album Always Tomorrow

Best Coast has been a household name of Golden State indie-rock since the release of their debut Crazy For You now a decade ago. The duo, comprised of Bethany Cosentino and Bob Bruno, has now stepped back into the limelight after a four-year hiatus to release an album that is a culmination of the last […]

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Premiere: KOLARS show the love in new video for Nick Gilder cover”Here Comes The Night”

KOLARS‘ new video for “Here Comes The Night” will make you wish you were best friends with the band. The duo’s cover of the 1970s Nick Gilder song (that never became a hit), bustles to life through KOLARS’ visual rendition. A close look into the fun shenanigans and camaraderie that goes down when recording music, KOLARS’ […]

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Forecast: 20 Los Angeles Bands / Artists to Watch in 2020

It’s about that time! We’ve flipped our cards and shined our crystal balls and now it’s time to present you all with our annual forecast of Los Angeles artists / bands to watch in the new year. This year we upped the ante from 15 L.A. bands to 20! And trust, after what we saw […]

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In Velvet
In Velvet get delicately sensuous in the slick grooves of “Come Thru”

L.A.-based future soul-R&B duo In Velvet has shared a slick new single to kick off the new decade in the form of “Come Thru.” Elegant and polished rhythms of old-school R&B mingle with a touch of modernity on the duo’s latest release, steeped in a lush pool of overlayed vocal work that is at once […]

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WEEKS
Premiere: WEEKS shares solo debut single in the hypnotic indietronica of “Plastic Screens”

Launching their solo debut Los Angeles-based WEEKS is the latest indie electronic artist to appear in recent years–coming as a sharp shift from established rock group to a dynamically pop-oriented solo endeavor. WEEKS has shared the first single from that album in the form of “Plastic Screens,” an emphatic questioning of the virtues virtual media […]

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Starcrawler
Starcrawler pool together all the best of metal and rock-nostalgia on kerosene-soaked new album Devour Me

Leaning into their audaciously feral tendencies on their new record Devour Me, Los Angeles rock-outfit Starcrawler continues to crystallize that rabid spirit made so critical to their live shows by bringing into the studio with them. With an already notorious reputation for dishing out concerts that are as much a harrowing spectacle as they are […]

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stone irr
Stone Irr delivers a wonderful contrast of pop delight and lyrical depth with ‘Performance’

Highs and lows are felt within ‘Performance,’ the sophomore album of L.A. based — by way of Indiana — singer/songwriter Stone Irr. Much anticipated, the album, that dropped Sept. 20, is described by Irr as an exploration into the “relationship between observer and observed.” From the ghostly album artwork to the distance and echoey dreamlike […]

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jail weddings
Jail Weddings channel all the best of Smiths-Byrne and their own manic experimentation on Wilted Eden

Having spent a decade honing their sound steeped in the depths of a sub-genre of music they coined as death doo-wop, Los Angeles-based Jail Weddings have returned with their third album in Wilted Eden. To celebrate the new record, the band will play a record release show on Sept. 24 at The Satellite. Mingling all […]

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kills birds
Kills Birds Create The Perfect Tension and Harmony at Bootleg Theater Bar

This past Thursday, Los Angeles four-piece Kills Birds played the Bootleg Theater Bar stage in celebration of their newly minted debut LP. The self-titled album, which was produced by Justin Raisen (Kim Gordon, Yves Tumor, Angel Olsen), is exuberantly tight and unexpected. The set brought forth interesting time changes, emotionally compelling vocal parts, and slick […]

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