reina tropical y la bamba
Reyna Tropical and Y La Bamba join forces on summer mixtape essential “Encerrada”

Reyna Tropical has returned with a brand new song “Encerrada,” enlisting the talents of singer/songwriter Y La Bamba on their latest iteration of soothingly lush Afro-Mexican melodies. In pure Reyna Tropical fashion, the new song is a perfect summer jammer, an essential tune for any under-the-sun drive that dreams of palm trees and seaside sunsets. […]

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Young Artist Kali Captures the Choppy Waters of Young Love with new Single “Lucy”

In a budding tale of young romance and discovery, 16-year-old Kali hits a bittersweet note felt only by those in the pangs of youthful bloom with her newest single, “Lucy.” Kali also announced her debut EP “CIRCLES” will be out May 7. In “Lucy,” Kali invites us into the inner workings of infatuation, striking a […]

Patricia Sanchez |
Local Natives continue to pen their love for L.A. on Sour Lemon EP

There’s an innate tenderness with which Local Natives tend to paint the environs of the greater Los Angeles area into the background of their songs, offering little markers with which one can trace the story to the band’s beginnings. Formed initially by Kelcey Ayer, Ryan Hahn, and Taylor Rice, classmates at Tesoro High School in […]

Nathy Peluso
Nathy Peluso displays a raw vulnerability and sensuality that defies conformity on “Calambre”

Barcelona-based, Argentine-born, Nathy Peluso has released her debut album Calambre and it’s quite the vulnerable-meets-sensual-with-a-slice-of-fierce record. Here’s the rundown: On the heady, bass-pounding “Sana Sana,” Peluso uses her knife-sharp wordplay to take a stab at economic disparity in style — with the music video, directed by Nicotine, embellishing the grandiose elegance of her flow in […]

The Ford Presents Solidarity for Sanctuary
The Ford Presents Solidarity for Sanctuary celebrating the music of Selena with performances by Omar Apollo, Las Cafeteras, San Cha and more

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Solidarity for Sanctuary digital festival on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Ford theater! RSVP to this free event here and watch all the sensational action live via Facebook and / or YouTube from the comfort of your home. Co-curated by grassroots organizers, the Solidarity for Sanctuary festival brings together some of […]

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Nancy Sanchez
Nancy Sanchez shares a pandemic-era single for Dia de los Muertos with “La Maldita Bruja”

On the heels of her newest album La Gran Civilización, Mexican-born singer/songwriter Nancy Sanchez has refused to relent and has shared a haunting new single in the form of “La Maldita Bruja.” Reworking a Dia de los Muertos classic and redefining those iconic females roles that emerged from it, like La Llorna, Sanchez manages to […]

Cayucas brings the perfect summer to the quarantined on “Malibu ‘79 Long”

Santa Monica-based Cayucas have shared another sublime summer jam in the form of new single “Malibu ‘79 Long,” which is now the second taste the duo has shared from their upcoming album Blue Summer. If quarantine and an international pandemic have kept you from having the kind of summer you dreamt of having, Cayucas have […]

Arqestry processes Electronic Sounds in Abstract new EP

When your brain feels like its on an information overload, and lyrics feel too heavy, electronic music can help fill the void. Local musician Arqestry steps in to give us melodic tones and frequencies in his newest EP release ‘Theory’ — streaming exclusively on Bandcamp. Arqestry seven-song EP floats through space with electronic flexibility. Songs […]

Patricia Sanchez |
The Naked and Famous
The Naked and Famous find a cathartic rebirth, as people and artists, on “Recover”

Indie-pop sweethearts The Naked and Famous are no strangers to masking their heavy musings on love, death, and loss beneath deceptively vibrant synth-soundscapes. After all, it’s in the bittersweet hues of the anthemic “Young Blood” that many an adolescence is saturated by; and it’s on the eve of the ten-year anniversary of their debut album […]

Samia heralds her debut album “The Baby” with new single / video “Fit N Full”

Samia has finally heralded her debut album The Baby with her new music video for single “Fit N Full.” Directed by Martin MacPherson, the video follows the singer as she navigates the ever-thorny and oppressive notion of a person’s happiness being tied to their physical fitness. Amidst bright pop-hooks and shimmering guitars—along with the video’s […]