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Kendall Amon
Kendall Amon sings of a tender budding romance on new single”Falling In Love”

Los Angeles’ Kendall Amon continues to prove herself as a powerfully affecting singer/songwriter. And her latest single “Falling In Love” is the latest in a string of stunning pop ballads that showcase Amon’s enrapturing vocals and lyricism. Against the solitary lull of a piano key, the song grows out of nothing into a gushing outpouring […]

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Steven Ward |
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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Zoe Elaine |
Elohim Promises to “Treat You Better” as Part of Self-Exploration Culminating on Aug 27 with ‘Journey to the Center of Myself’ Vol. 2 EP Release

Few contemporary independent pop artists approach the level of insight that we have come to expect from Elohim. The Los Angeles dance-pop musician pours herself into her songwriting, moreso now than ever before; the second volume of her four-part Journey to the Center of Myself EP series will show a continuation of Elohim’s creative reinvigoration […]

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Zoe Elaine |
are phoenix
Hot Artist Alert: Aroe Phoenix Uses Pain for Good on Bouncy New Single “Cansar en Paz”—Alba EP Drops Aug. 16

“Music is that kind of thing that continues to pour into your soul and never takes anything from you,” said Aroe Phoenix, a trilingual singer-songwriter based in L.A. Born in Los Angeles and raised for most of her adolescence in México, Aroe Phoenix’s precious voice adds to the mystique of her altogether fresh take on […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Naughty Beach Vibes Are All Over “Eternity” By Adeline Featuring Joshua J

If you thought Adeline’s 2020 was huge, well, have you checked in with her at all this year? Grimy Goods has covered her recent singles, which have all painted the French-Caribbean singer/bassist/producer in the most brilliant light. Her new track is worthy of a beach excursion that never ends; one could argue the music video […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Vanessa Zamora’s latest song “OPTEMOS” featuring Caloncho reminds us to shift out of autopilot

Many of us can relate to the feeling of waking up each day just going through the motions. A lot of us are not happy with where we are in our lives but don’t know how to change it. We use others’ love to make us feel whole and have lost the love we possessed […]

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Chloe |
Annika Rose
Annika Rose reveals her hypocritical tendencies in new single

We all have that single friend that loves to give relationship advice or someone who offers motherly guidance, but doesn’t take care of themselves. Annika Rose’s new single “Hypocrite” is all about providing great advice to others, but not always following your own wise words. The intoxicating tune plays over and over in your head […]

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Chloe |
PLEXXAGLASS
PLEXXAGLASS says goodbye to toxicity with new single “DYD”

We have all been through those toxic relationships. Whether it’s a boyfriend or a close friend, there is a deep emotional drain that is sucked out of us. When we are pushed to the breaking point, sometimes we have to make those difficult decisions. Non-binary talent PLEXXAGLASS is cutting the negativity out of their life […]

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Chloe |
VOWWS drop their potent rendition of “Womanzier”by Britney Spears

Death-pop duo VOWWS unleashes their playfully dark new single “womanizer” their rendition of the iconic Brittany Spears’ sizzling track. The offering exudes a bubbly air, but with sinister soundscapes and deep vocals. The band reveals, “We covered Britney! Here’s our version of ‘womanizer’ by Britney Spears! We wanted to keep it interesting & cover a song […]

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Chloe |
ai bender
Ai Bendr’s new single and music video “Coffee” are the perfect pick me up

Ai Bendr drops her bubbly new single “Coffee” along with accompanying video. Just like a caffeine jolt this tune boosts you up with vibrant, shimmering beats and impressive soulful vocals. Love is a strong kick. Much like drinking coffee, it releases a vigorous, addictive high. Ai Bendr beautifully conveys that spirit in her infectious new […]

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Chloe |
Kero Kero Bonito Return with Original Fairy Tale “The Princess and the Clock” & EP Announcement

Though they haven’t exactly been dormant, the return of Kero Kero Bonito is noteworthy. The British trio recently released the first cut from a forthcoming record—the sequel to 2019’s Civilisation I EP. A lot has changed since then, for the band and in the world, and “The Princess and the Clock” is a tale that […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Big Freedia’s New Pop Single “Platinum” Will Make Your Ego Gleam

The one and only queen diva of New Orleans bounce is back with a new single sure to burnish your ego until it gleams. “Platinum” is Big Freedia’s first new single of the new year, following a holiday EP she released in late 2020. The style of her latest is strikingly more pop-centric than her […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Hot Band Alert: Recent Synthwave Singles Push Khuê into Pastel Bedroom Pop Territory

With the turn of the calendar comes new goals and fresh experiences. For Khuê, 2021, or more specifically the next album he releases, will serve as a milestone in his career. The SoCal musician has made music for years, but his recent singles are the only he has released that feature his singing voice. Both […]

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Elohim Copes With the Good, the Bad and the Groovy on New Single “Good Day Bad Day”

Despite her recent single, “I’m Lost,” Elohim has never felt more on course. The songwriter is reliable for compelling indietronica, and she always delivers something different, from heart-wrenching ballads to haunting dance parties. Her latest track shows her vulnerability and optimism, layered over a groove that will draw you out of your seat. Listen to […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Perto and Banoffee Team Up for “I Miss You,” Recorded Between Melbourne Lockdowns

The pandemic is at once a worldwide and fiercely local phenomenon—Los Angeles has been at varying stages of locked down over the past six months, while Melbourne, Australia had a period where their restrictions were lifted before a second wave of infections began to spread. In that short requiem, Perto and Banoffee were able to […]

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Zoe Elaine |
remi wolf
Riding Shotgun in Remi Wolf’s Boisterous New Single “Monte Carlo”

Buttupeh! If you are looking to celebrate, you’ll want to bump Remi Wolf’s latest single “Monte Carlo.” The boisterous track comes only a handful of weeks after the local artist released her acclaimed 5-track EP, I’m Allergic to Dogs! Her autobiographical description on Genius suggests that she is a wild child, unpredictable but lovable—and that […]

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Artist Spotlight: Tunde Olaniran

Holding out for a Hero? Tunde Olaniran Comes to Save the Day Hailing from Flint, Michigan, Tunde Olaniran is an adept singer whose range seems boundless. They have been known to quickly change from heavenly falsetto to gruff hip hop bars on a dime. Their thematically-rich 2018 record Stranger supplied plenty of varying rhythms to […]

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Vibrant Pop Artist Deqn Sue Returns with Earnest New Single “Troll”

In the age of internet chatrooms, then comment sections, then DMs, trolls have been a persistent plague. It’s easy to brush aside for anyone who has a small digital platform, but, as Aidy Bryant’s show Shrill, for one, demonstrated, the nagging hate that comes from faceless avatars can be damaging for everyone involved. Basically, it’s […]

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Zoe Elaine |
jenny o
Jenny O Shares New 60s-Pop Soaked Single “Even If I Tried”

Since the announcement of her upcoming new album, ‘New Truth,’ musician Jenny O has released a new single every two weeks, dropping most recently “Even If I Tried,” a 60s pop adjacent banger that revels in its newfound confidence as the single captures the sentiment of a person whose finally said “F You” to all […]

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Premiere: Debut LP from Polartropica is a ‘Dream Come True’—She Headlines ‘Love is Gay Fest’ March 14

The title of Polartropica’s debut album, due out tomorrow and available to stream below, makes clear where the local artist is in her career. Across the 10 tracks of Dreams Come True, and spanning all the songs, videos, and shows that have come before, Polartropica is bursting at the seams with joy and encouragement. And […]

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