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Twin Oaks
Twin Oaks stumble through pain towards something beautiful on “Lock & Key”

Lock & Key, the new EP from Los Angeles-based Twin Oaks, reveals itself to be an astonishingly beautiful and endlessly haunting collection of atmospheric ballads. The songs, created under the bleak shadow of the pandemic and in the isolation of quarantine, are gentle confessionals delivered via singer Lauren Brown’s piercing vocals — which range from […]

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Steady Holiday gives a defense of empathy and human connection on her new album “Take the Corners Gently”

In 2016 Dre Babinski (aka Steady Holiday), coming off her Coachella debut, told Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls that one of the biggest obstacles she’d faced to date was herself; that “allowing [herself] to be vulnerable” had become her “biggest challenge.” Fast-forward four years to the release of her sophomore album Take the Corners Gently and […]

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baleen kali
Premiere: Taleen Kali’s “Baby Love” gets a heavy dose of galactic fuzz with Astrobrite remix

Just in time for the heart-filled hallmark holiday, Taleen Kali has shared the Astrobrite remix of her unique cover of The Supremes‘ “Baby Love.” Dark and sweet, and full of galactic distortion — the track is an eccentric take on the beloved classic; more so now since the recent passing of Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning […]

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WILD
WILD remind us that compassion and positivity are melodic too on debut LP “Goin’ Back”

On their debut album Goin’ Back, Los Angeles indie-folk trio WILD continues to create for themselves a profoundly moving niche within the genre, intersecting the kind of anthemic alternative and pop hooks that make them such exciting newcomers. Made up of Lauren Luiz (vocals), Tyler Thompson (producer/guitar), and Zach Daegatano (vocals/guitar), WILD emphatically brand their […]

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la witch
L.A. Witch braap into the new year with new video for “Motorcycle Boy”

Inspired by iconic stars of the silver screen with a love for motorcycles like Mickey Rourke, Marlon Brando, and Steve McQueen — L.A. Witch have brought their “Motorcycle Boy” song to life. The classic homage to bikers of the 60s and 70s features guitarist / vocalist, Sade Sanchez cruisin’ her chopper through the California desert. […]

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freedom fry
Freedom Fry Flaunt New Single Sung in French

Singing entirely in French for the first time, Los Angeles duo Freedom Fry released a teaser from their upcoming new album with the Euro-pop drenched single “Le Point Zéro.” With an undeniably catchy beat and spacey vocals, the single shimmers along effortlessly like a disco ball reflecting light back down on the night’s dancers. Its […]

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Still Corners
Still Corners seek out escape in the desert-noir soundscapes of “The Last Exit”

Unfolding as a fever-dream of escape onto the open road, Still Corners Tessa Murray and Greg Hughes’s newest album The Last Exit is a hypnotic journey into the depths of their self-called desert noir sound. Like the dreamy and terrifyingly large natural world of Lord Huron‘s Strange Trails, poised with unexplored expanses and hiding dark […]

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tropa magica
Tropa Magica and 805 Beer team up in the name of “Cerveza”

Tropa Magica has partnered with 805 Beer for the release of their new video for the psychedelic shredder that is “Chalino Y Sus 7 Balazos.” Coming together to not only deliver those trippy cumbia sounds, but also quench your thirst with a refreshing “Cerveza” — the new collab is everything we need to see more […]

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Rachel Goodrich Debuts New Album ‘ibba jibba’ On the Final Day of 2020

Ending a year such as 2020 may have seemed surreal, but, LA-based by way of Miami artist Rachel Goodrich did so in style with her new album ‘ibba jibba.’ Laying down springy pop beats and slicing up lyrics like freshly ground bud in the grinder, Goodrich’s latest album touches on themes of inhibition, stagnation and […]

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cherry glazerr
Cherry Glazerr shares pulsating new jam “Rabbit Hole”

Los Angeles-based Cherry Glazerr, the kinetic rock band led by Clementine Creevy, has shared a new single in the form of “Rabbit Hole.” A jittery and melodic collision of pulsating synths and anxious percussion, the song is about desperately trying to find yourself again after losing yourself in trying to change for the sake of […]

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