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Velvet Starlings
Velvet Starlings get the Lego treatment on the video for raucous new single “She Said”

L.A.’s Velvet Starlings have shared a new single from their forthcoming new album Technicolor Shakedown with the release of a video for the raucous and fuzzy “She Said.” A blend of the Starling’s love for ’60s Doors-style organ riffs and the chaotic bliss of “beach fuzz”garage rock, the entire song is a breathless run from […]

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Steven Ward |
Dear Boy Signs to Last Gang Records and Releases First Single & Video Off Their Upcoming Debut Album

Freshly signed to Last Gang Records, Los Angeles based band Dear Boy have dropped their new single, “(On My) Mind,” with accompanying music video. The new single is a retro influenced indie-pop tune focused on the bittersweet sentiments of long distance love. Opening with a sparkling light bass line and bouncing drums, the song dives […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Will Jay Loses His Sense of Time and Self in Bright Indie Single “Was it Even Real?”

Will Jay is not the only one who has lost track of time. Since 2019 still feels like “last year,” Will Jay must be riding high from the release of his debut album which came out last summer. Perfectionist indicated a new direction for the local artist’s career, one that is paved with happy and […]

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Meatbodies
Meatbodies share mind-bending video for new single “Cancer”

With the release of their new album 333 next week, Meatbodies have shared a new single/video for “Cancer,” a distillment of some of the band’s purest noise-freak-rock ethos. Grinding riffs and discordant guitars contort themselves under the bristling static of frontman Chad Ubovich’s desperate droning. Heady to the point of hypnotic, the song is a […]

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Steven Ward |
Jelani Aryeh at The Echo
Jelani Aryeh is all love and smiles at sold-out headline show at The Echo LA

When Jelani Aryeh finally walked onto The Echo stage late Thursday night to a sold-out room, the crowd was already ravenous for the smallest morsel of slick indie-rock hooks he might dish out first. Opening with the first track off his debut album I’ve Got Some Living To Do, the incisively intropsective “Trunk Song,” there […]

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Irene Diaza
Irene Diaz shares the sweet bliss of queer love on new single “You”

Irene Diaz has shared a blissful queer-love anthem off her upcoming album Lovers & Friends with the release of the new single “You.” Raised in a conservative Christian environment, the song itself started to take form back in 2015 when she was still coming to terms with her identity. “You” is a blissful pop-fantasia that […]

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Steven Ward |
Katzu Oso at Grand Performances
Photos: Katzù Oso and Irene Diaz bring all the swoon-alicious jams to Grand Performances

Latinx musician Paul Hernandez, better known by his stage name Katzù Oso, delivered his vivacious and dreamy musical concoctions at Grand Performances this past Saturday. Serenading fans in both English and Spanish, Katzù Oso dropped delicious servings of colorful indie pop full of soft lush synths, drums and glistening guitar. Let’s just say it was a […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Ethel Cain
Ethel Cain shares eviscerating rework of “Crushed” (stripped) — announces intimate LA gig at El Cid

Coming off the heels of the release of her Inbred EP singer/songwriter Ethel Cain has shared a stunning stripped-down version of one of its standout singles with “Crush” (stripped). The eviscerating song is made that much more affecting removed of all its sonorous echoes and lush instrumentation, leaving Cain’s beaming vocals in a dark well […]

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Steven Ward |
PLEXXAGLASS Releases Uplifting New Single “Tall”

Non-binary artist, PLEXXAGLASS has debuted their new single “Tall,” a towering single about perseverance and finding yourself despite the growing pains. Atmospheric, slow building and illuminated by strong vocals, PLEXXAGLASS opens up their soul to share some of the pain they’ve gone through, but also the strength they’ve found in learning to get back up […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Carré
Premiere: Carré share sprawling new track “Turn Down the Choir”

LA techno rockers Carré have shared a new song in the form of “Turn Down the Choir,” a sprawling five-minute track of looping beats and heady-electronica. The new single, accompanied by a video co-directed by Patrick Fogarty and Keveen Baudouin, and starring Ottmar De Anda and Nicolas O’Connor — follows the journey of its main […]

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Steven Ward |