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Death Valley Girls
Death Valley Girls share new video for “I’m A Man Too”; release reissues of “Street Venom” and “Glow in the Dark”

Death Valley Girls have released a new video for their song “I’m A Man Too” — along with two new reissues of their debut and sophomore album’s Street Venom and Glow in the Dark via Suicide Squeeze. The new video, directed by Cherry, unfolds as a bizarre makeup tutorial soundtracked by the song’s anthemic statements […]

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James the Fifth Reimagines a Cinema Classic with His Cover of “Pure Imagination”
James the Fifth Reimagines a Cinema Classic with His Cover of “Pure Imagination”

With a return to music, L.A.’s James the Fifth (AKA James Thomer) reimagines a classic Hollywood performance with his instrumental version of “Pure Imagination” performed by Gene Wilder in the original Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Thormer’s version is a melodic trip down memory lane with a soft overflow of harmonious and jazzy instrumentals […]

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Hot New Artist Alert: Amped up LA Duo Not a Friend Come Out With Banging New Single “WARCR1ME”
Hot New Artist Alert: Amped up LA Duo Not a Friend Come Out With Banging New Single “WARCR1ME”

Like magnegas taking the dirtiest byproducts and turning them into a hot, gaseous flame, L.A.’s Not a Friend mix gritty electro dance music with a raw punk sound to create provocative, liquid hot licks; a permeable concoction most recently distilled in their strident new single “WARCR1ME.” “WARCR1ME” starts off with ominous, heavy synth followed by […]

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Ryan LeVine
Hot Artist Alert: Ryan LeVine makes his solo debut with heart-wrenching new single “Signs”

With the upcoming release of his Good Things To Remember EP this fall, Ryan LeVine will have made his first entry into his debut as a solo artist. It was only in 2018 — three long years ago — that LeVine’s band of six years, Wildling, ended along with his relationship with someone he considered […]

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LA Based Artist Lazy Daze Releases Sultry Beach Rock Single “Reminiscing”

Hailing originally from Cincinnati, and now based in Los Angeles, musician Zach Miller, known on stage as Lazy Daze, has released the biting new single, “Reminiscing,” a tune that edges on surfer rock and post punk with heavy bass lines, echoey guitars and melancholy lyrics. The new single draws from Miller’s experience moving to L.A. […]

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Young Winona
Young Winona plow away at hopelessness on rousing new single “Killer Daises”

New Zealand ex-pat trio Young Winona has shared a new single with “Killer Daises,” a manic power-rock anthem that writhes under the anxious but virulent wails of lead singer Cassie Gaffaney. Inspired by the feelings of isolation Gaffaney endured when she and her bandmate/husband Nick left their home to pursue their musical careers in Los […]

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Hot Artist Alert: Bel Releases Her Glittering Debut EP ‘Muscle Memory’

Capturing a sentiment halfway between the familiarity of nostalgia and the hopefulness of looking forward, 24-year-old artist Bel makes a cerebral splash with the debut release of her EP Muscle Memory. The five track collection exemplifies a reserved pop sound with thoughtful lyrics and exuberant musical arrangements. As the artist herself dances between the realms […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Izza
Izza tries to escape from LA on new single “LAX to JFK”

LA-native and pop singer/songwriter Izza has unveiled another single with the release of “LAX to JFK,” a bass-shuddering new track about jumping on a plane to escape the pitfalls of Hollywood culture and materialism. Drawing on her experiences growing up in Los Angeles, Izza calls attention to her feelings of displacement in a social group […]

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Mating Ritual
Mating Ritual say “Nah” to the American capitalistic-dream on boisterous new single

Mating Ritual has shared the final single to come before the release of their fifth studio album Songs for the Morning and Evening Times next month with “Nah,” a jaunty and sardonic new anthem about what it means to grow up fed the American capitalistic-dream. Mating Ritual’s answer to this is tucked not so shyly […]

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The Bots
The Bots to end seven-year hiatus with new album “2 Seater” — share new song “Girl Problems”

With plans to end their hiatus with the release of their first album in seven years, L.A. indie rockers The Bots have shared the second single from 2 Seater with “Girl Problems.” A rollicking, pop-hook-filled track that’s held aloft by frontman Mikaiah Lei’s affecting wails about the strife and anxiousness that is part of being […]

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