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MUNA
Muna share shimmering, first-gay-kiss anthem “Silk Chiffon” (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)

L.A. trio MUNA has taken the internet by storm with the release of their newest single/music video for “Silk Chiffon,” a shimmering, first-gay-kiss pop anthem that sees the band join forces with Phoebe Bridgers. Between swooning acoustic and gilded guitar riffs Katie Gavin lets loose her crystalline trill, singing about the kind of giddy and […]

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illuminati hotties’ Release Mesmeric Single “Threatening Each Other Re: Capitalism” Ahead of Tour Supporting Death Cab For Cutie

As we near the release date for their new album, Let Me Do One More, illuminati hotties deliver a new slow-burning single. The local tenderpunk band, helmed by Sarah Tudzin, recently announced a tour accompanying Death Cab For Cutie, as well as a local show at Zebulon to celebrate the new record. The unhurried new […]

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monogem gardenia
Monogem celebrates her roots while creating some of her own on new album “Gardenia”

Los Angeles musician Monogem has finally unveiled her newest album Gardenia, a lush collection of Spanish songs imbued with her love of sleek electro-pop that takes its cues from jazz and soul. Written entirely in Spanish, a first for Monogem the moniker under which Mexican-American Jen Hirsch creates music. Done so out of adoration for […]

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Jagged Baptist Club
Jagged Baptist Club share hypnotic new rager “Haunted by the Night”

L.A.-based Jagged Baptist Club have shared a new single from their upcoming album Temptation Death House with the release of jittery rager “Haunted by the Night.” Comprised of musicians Blake Stokes, Morgan Ponder, Josh Boyd and CJ Ramsey, Jagged Baptist Club have a bit of a penchant for amalgamations of art-rock and post-punk. On “Haunted […]

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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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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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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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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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