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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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New Single “Prophet” Creates More Anticipation for King Princess to be Crowned as Cheap Queen

The year’s most anticipated debut record is coming from King Princess, though it still does not have a release date. But Cheap Queen, as it will be called, is already stacking up to be a memorable one, with now its third single revealed ahead of the album. The latest is “Prophet,” a sensual ballad that […]

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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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Lost In A Lover: Multi-instrumentalist Hēran Soun Debuts With ‘Barricade’

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Hēran Soun creates a dynamic, ornate world in his artist debut: ‘Barricade.’ Lush, endearing tones tell a story in every corner of this tale of two lovers losing innocence to one other. The tendency we have to melt entirely into our person is not without sacrifice; in the end boundaries must arise, […]

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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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fiona grey
Fiona Grey Pays Homage to the 60’s Classic Noir Films with New Video for “Saviour”

In the last visual for her Cult Classic EP, Fiona Grey’s “Saviour” is an ode to Marie Antoinette, Felini, and the classic noir films of the 60s. Grey creates an intoxicating black and white world using elegant wardrobe and expressive choreography, inviting us into the story of the relationships that once made her feel weak.   […]

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Trapdoor Social Releases Animated Video For ‘Truth’; Announces LA show and Euro-Tour With The B52’s

Trapdoor Social just released an animated illustration for their latest single, ‘Truth’ and we can’t avert our eyes. Animated by Señor Danger Productions, the video is a vivid representation of the surf rock band’s eclectic energy, ‘Truth’ is the third release connected to their upcoming LP. Trapdoor Social will be playing in LA at the […]

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Carlie Hanson
Hot Artist Alert: Pop’s latest teen phenomenon Carlie Hanson has arrived

From serving burgers at the drive-thru of a small town Wisconsin McDonalds to signing to Warner Bros. after the success of her self-released music, 18-year-old Carlie Hanson has all the makings of a star on the rise. With the release of Hanson’s music video for her single “Numb” earlier this year—inspired in part by her […]

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Laura Jean Anderson shares previously unreleased single “On My Mind” from debut EP

Laura Jean Anderson has shared “On My Mind,” a previously unreleased single from the singer/songwriter’s debut EP Lonesome No More. Written while driving from Arizona to Los Angeles with just her dog for company, Anderson was hit with inspiration after dropping off a new love at the airport in the aftermath of playing a string […]

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Munya
Hot Artist Alert: Québécois songstress Munya blends lucid folk-pop into dreamy synth-carnivals; new self-titled LP out now

Munya—the chosen moniker of Québécois producer, singer/songwriter, and performer Josie Boivin—she recently shared the third installment of her EP trilogy in the form of Blue Pine. The EP is a lush trifecta of songs texturized by Boivin’s obvious enamor for dreamy-synth pieces brought to life through her equally sublime, bilingual lyricism. Think Melody’s Echo Chamber […]

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