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mxmtoon
Singer-songwriter mxmtoon finds beauty in the mundane on debut the masquerade

A mainline artery to her heart, mxmtoon exists to give voice to all the things that 19-year-old Maia keeps hidden behind the facade of her day-to-day life. Offered in a spoken-word inflection that dips and curves itself around her eclectic production—one part acoustic-pop a-la Kina Grannis, mixed with sharp lyricism and avant-garde, off-kilter melodics akin […]

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Lucy Arnell
Premiere: Lucy Arnell shares rock-rambler “Shadow’s Coming Over to Watch a DVD”

L.A.-based Lucy Arnell has shared the video for her song “Shadow’s Coming Over to Watch a DVD,” which will be part of a split cassette release with post-punk-pop provocateur Holiday Sidewinder. The film—co-directed and shot by Arnell’s good friend Tess Wachter—is an oddity specific to Arnell’s own vision. A grunge-rock rambler soundtracks the film, which […]

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Clairo
Clairo emerges glowing and glimmering in the intimacy of her songs on debut Immunity

With the release of her debut album Immunity, 20-year-old Claire Cottrill—aka Clairo—has put to rest any notions of herself being a one-hit-wonder known for making trite bedroom-pop. Her debut unfolds with all the intimacy of a personal diary, handwritten in atmospheric ballads and giddy, electropop bangers that trace her grapplings with love and identity. From […]

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kills birds
Kills Birds Whip Up Scorching New Single in “Jesus Did”

Los Angeles-based band, Kills Birdshas come out with a new single, “Jesus Did.” This new song comes at the heels of the band’s self-titled debut album, Kills Birds, thatarrives via KRO Records on Friday, Sept. 20. “Jesus Did” is the third track to be released by the band, all of which we can find on the […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Mitski at the Hollywood Palladium -- Photo: Steven Ward
Mitski brings to life all the isolation and triumph of Be the Cowboy at the Hollywood Palladium

Be the cowboy. It’s the quiet assertion that Mitski breathes into her album of the same name—an album on which she sought to reconcile years of isolation with that of her own elusive identity. It was conceived with a particular image in mind: of a singer alone in a room—a single light illuminating them—singing to […]

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Steven Ward |
vōx
vōx Shares New Single “I Am Not A God,” Signs to Arts & Crafts

LA based singer-songwriter-producer vōx (pronounced “wokes,” the Latin word for “voice”) announced earlier this week that she has signed with Indie label Arts & Crafts. In addition to her announcement, she also released a new single, “I Am Not A God,” an aloof sounding, yet deeply emotional projection of the artist who created it. “I […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Lola
Hot Band Alert: Automatic share anxious rock single “Too Much Money” from new album Signal

A few decades ago L.A. trio Automatic—with their eclectic and unpolished rock leanings—might’ve found themselves at home opening for the likes of Blondie. Comprised of Izzy Glaudini (synths/vocals), Lola Dompé, (drums/vocals) and Halle Saxon (bass/vocals), Automatic was formed in the heart of L.A.’s DIY scene. Their new single “Too Much Money” reveals as much: a […]

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Steven Ward |
Thunder Pussy at El Rey Theatre
Things get delightfully physical with Thunderpussy and Black Pistol Fire at the El Rey

Whoever thought to put Thunderpussy and Black Pistol Fire on the same bill is a genius. This past Wednesday night at the El Rey Theatre was a sweatastic event. Thunderpussy started their set very quiet and mellow with guitarist Whitney Petty bowing her strings in a spot light. One-by-one the band took the stage until […]

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Alexandra Savior
Alexandra Savior shares her heartache on new single “Crying All the Time” — LA date at Teragram Ballroom

Songstress of all things melancholic, Alexandra Savior has returned with the first single “Crying All the Time” from her upcoming second LP The Archer. Continuing her penchant for orchestrating haunting ballads consumed by heartache, Savior’s move to Danger Mouse’s label 30th Century Records and working with producer Sam Cohen has made a visible imprint on […]

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chelsea wolfe
Chelsea Wolfe Leads Us Down “The Mother Road,” Announces New Album and Tour

Darkwave icon Chelsea Wolfe just announced Birth of Violence, a new album, alongside the release of her first new music since around this time two years ago. “The Mother Road” is the lead single as well as the opening track of the new record, due out September 13 on Sargent House. That means Angelenos have […]

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Zoe Elaine |
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