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Shame Sing Songs of Praise and Resistance at the Echo

“THIS NIGHTMARE MUST END: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!” Such was the valiant proclamation of a sign hung above the merch table at the Echo last Friday night. The headliner that night was Shame, a band from London, and though the UK is undergoing its own political turmoil, it was the second band on the […]

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Video Premiere: Former Faces Turn to the Sun in “Coursing On”

The Sun is our planet’s primary source for energy and by extension is the only reason we are all alive today. This significance is not lost on LA-based quartet Former Faces. The band pays tribute to this cosmic miracle in their new song and video for “Coursing On,” which you can watch exclusively below. The […]

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Typhoon
Experience Typhoon’s New LP Offerings Live at the Teragram Ballroom on Sunday 2/11

If you read Grimy Goods’ coverage of Kyle Morton’s Bootleg performance from January of last year, you may understandably be clamoring for tickets the next time he’s in town. In our interview, he mentions working on a new album with his band Typhoon–a promising hint, because for everyone that isn’t Kate Bush, a new album […]

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Combo Chimbita. Photo by Farah Sosa
Combo Chimbita thrill LA fans at Resident with addictive tropical futurism

Resident DTLA hosted the perfect Sunday trifecta of sonic journeys. The bands Yanga, Here Lies Man and Combo Chimbita with Dublab DJs in between sets, made a great reflection of the diverse music influencing Los Angeles. Yanga and their Afro-Colombian rhythms blended with Los Angeles and Inland Empire punk funk spice had the crowd dancing during their […]

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Song Premiere: Dorothy Knows That Flawless is a Process

In 2013, “flawless” was more than a synonym for perfection. Thanks to Beyonce’s single, it became an overtly feminist affirmation, one that prioritized self-confidence over meeting expectations. With their brand new single–and the first from their forthcoming sophomore album, 28 Days in the Valley–Dorothy adds to that narrative. Listen to “Flawless” exclusively below. While the […]

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Doug DeLuca
Video Premiere: Doug DeLuca Hits the Mark With Debut Single

If you’re having doubts about your success or lack thereof, Doug DeLuca’s new music video for “Hit Your Mark” will cheer you up. It tells the story of a door-to-door vacuum salesman trying to score a sale from a married woman who is more interested in scoring…other things. The track’s punctuated guitar work and echoing […]

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Bob Villain
Video Premiere: Bob Villain Lurks in the Dark on New Single “Far To Go”

I was first introduced to Bob Villain by chance when I showed up early to see Paul Bergmann last September at the Bootleg. Everything about him was a shock, from his menacing costumed aesthetic to his doom-filled Lana Del Rey cover to his general gothic rock style; I found myself in fascinated awe of him. […]

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SWIMM
SWIMM Debut INOJ Cover and Announce Sequel to Their Mini-Fest, Love You Down

Local duo SWIMM are planning a sequel to their community mini-festival, Love You Down, and have solidified their love for INOJ by laying down a cover of her track in their signature sultry indie rock style. Listen to it exclusively on Grimy Goods below. Ironically, the band’s cover is not one you can twerk to, […]

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TEST
Song Premiere: TEST Debut “Bleached Hands” Ahead of Hi Hat Performance

TEST prides itself on being a band, and not a ‘project.’ The trio makes unapologetic rock music, so it makes sense that they’d also keep a strict definition of exactly who they are. It all began in a warehouse in Vernon, living off of cheap noodles and the promise of creative catharsis. After a couple […]

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Sego Promises New LP Soon, Prepares for Headlining Show at the Echo This Thursday

A New Era of Sego Walking down an unassuming street in an industrial area just a few blocks from Chinatown, I feared I was lost. When I approached the tall iron fence that guards The Cube, I searched for remnants of rock stars, but it was a quiet afternoon, with only some nondescript trucks parked […]

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