Tag: Los Angeles

Loud Forest – “Under Your Spell”

Loud Forest – “Under Your Spell”

Three weeks ago, we were introduced to married duo Rachel and Bernard Chadwick, who are better known as Loud Forest. At the time, they had released their debut single, “Drag Me/Don’t Drag Me”, a catchy art-pop song that merged together pop, soul, and indie rock. The song gave the sense that the Chadwicks shared a common, musical foundation from which […]

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Diana Ebe – “Elusive Pleasure” (single premiere)

Diana Ebe – “Elusive Pleasure” (single premiere)

The feeling of isolation is something we all have experienced at least once, if not many times, in our lives. Sometimes, though, it is a necessary encounter in order to achieve one’s dreams, find a loved one, or discover something new about oneself. All of these possibilities are communicated in Diana Ebe‘s new single, “Elusive Pleasure”, which we are immensely […]

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Bleached – “Welcome the Worms”

Bleached – “Welcome the Worms”

There are no shortage of songs and albums that reflect back on one’s experiences. Love, heartbreak, one-night stands, messing breakups, she-doesn’t-know-I-love-her, and all the mushy stuff in-between are the most prevalent themes plus the increasing number of vindictive songs, where artists are putting their personal rivalries with others into song. Every once in a while, however, there comes an album […]

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The Danes – “Far from Love” (single premiere)

The Danes – “Far from Love” (single premiere)

When a band or artist opts to change its colors these days, it seems most are heading in the direction of the Katy Perry / Ellie Goulding / Justin Beiber-formula of pop music. Big, booming noise meant to make you shake your hips even though the music may lack much in the way of substance. It’s not often you see […]

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Unloved – “Guilty of Love”

Unloved – “Guilty of Love”

Guilty of Love, the debut album by Los Angeles collective Unloved, could be the soundtrack to everyone’s favorite B movie or the sequel to Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. It shouldn’t be surprising that this record has a cinematic vibe, as two of Unloved’s principal partners are immensely accomplished individuals within Hollywood’s TV and film industry. Composer Keefus Ciancia‘s credits are […]

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Pr0files – “Jurassic Technologie”

Pr0files – “Jurassic Technologie”

When a genre grows in popularity, like synth-pop, it becomes extremely difficult for a band to separate itself from the masses. Songs and even albums begin to sound like the other and trying to differentiate one group from the next becomes an arduous task. Now imagine what it’s like for people who write about music and trying to choose which […]

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RUNNERS – “Up Against The Wall” Premiere

RUNNERS – “Up Against The Wall” Premiere

We have the pleasure of premiering “Up Against The Wall” by Los Angeles based Runners. The band formed last year and consists of Kyle Buckley, Nicholas Caceres, Renzo Bravo, Ryan Wood and Chris Wood. “Up Against The Wall” is an upbeat rock track with a serious lyrical tone.  The track is off of their forthcoming self-titled debut EP and has […]

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Pearl Charles – “Pearl Charles”

Pearl Charles – “Pearl Charles”

For several years, the music industry has been littered with artists whose songwriting is, to be polite, unimaginative, especially among mainstream acts. Artists are reverting to redundant choruses, and the vocabulary used would be extremely simple. There have been a several analysis lately that have found the lyrics in mainstream music to be equivalent to a third grader’s vocabulary or […]

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Huxlee – “Teammate”

Huxlee – “Teammate”

Caitlyn Notey describes her band Huxlee as “if Alabama Shakes, Bonnie Raitt, and Fiona Apple had a little sister with an undying love for N*SYNC”. That’s one way to describe it, but her and her band’s music reaches much farther than that. On Huxlee’s new EP, Teammate, is a touch of pop and a plenty of alt-country. The highlight of […]

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Ofelia K – “White T-Shirt”

Ofelia K – “White T-Shirt”

Location: Los Angeles, California Members: Ofelia K is, well, we’re not exactly sure. For those who like: Lana Del Rey Our take: With the smokiness of Lana Del Rey’s early work but without the extra dramatics, Ofelia K has created a sultry, smooth single in “White T-Shirt”. With her soft, lush vocals, the song enraptures you like, well, your favorite t-shirt. […]

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Kisses – “A Groove”

Kisses – “A Groove”

Location: Los Angeles, California, USA Members: Kisses are Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson. For those who like: Electric Light Orchestra, Work Drugs Our take: For a few years, Los Angeles’ Kisses have moved people with their infectious brand of indie pop. However, their new singles see a slight change in their approach. “Lake Shrine”, which they released in late March and […]

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Pearl Charles – “You Can Change”

Pearl Charles – “You Can Change”

Location: Los Angeles, California Member: Pearl Charles, the 23-year old singer-songwriter who is launching a solo career. Charles has performed as part of The Driftwood Singers, an Americana duo; as the singer and drummer for The Blank Tapes; and supporting indie heavyweights Father John Misty and Kim Deal. For those who like: Laurel Canyon, Faith Healer, Death Valley Girls Our […]

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NÉONHÈART – “Comatose”

NÉONHÈART – “Comatose”

Location: Los Angeles, California Members: NÉONHÈART are Canadian singer Christina O’Connor and Chinese songwriter/producer HAOO. For those who like: Sia, Daughter, Ellie Goulding Our take: We have a soft spot for songs ethereal songs, especially those with ambient and electro-pop leanings. NÉONHÈART’s “Comatose” falls in this category. It’s not so much the subtle beats provided by HAOO or the vulnerable […]

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Northern American – “Modern Phenomena”

Northern American – “Modern Phenomena”

  Earlier this month, Los Angeles quartet Northern American released their new album, Modern Phenomena. You wouldn’t be mistaken if the album echoes of fellow LA act Local Natives, as the album was produced by Local Natives collaborator Mark Chalecki. Modern Phenomena, though, is a more lush and dreamy album, one that has the feeling of settling in the clouds above the […]

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Visitors – “Love to Burn”

Visitors – “Love to Burn”

  Last month, Los Angeles quartet Visitors released their new EP, Signs of Life, five songs of indie and southern rock. From the record is the brilliant and roaring “Love to Burn”. With a touch of a spaghetti western, a dash of country, and a whole lot of old fashion rock ‘n roll, “Love to Burn” just soars for most […]

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Strangeheart – “Doghouse”

Strangeheart – “Doghouse”

  We’ve read stories of bands being formed by accident and chance encounters, like at an open mic or just happen to be at the bar where the other person was performing. We haven’t heard a story quite like Strangeheart‘s, which involved a lot of good fortune despite one’s intoxication. We’ll let frontman Jeff Thompson describe it all. Singer/songwriter Jeff Thompson […]

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Sara Lov’s lovely “Sunmore”

Sara Lov’s lovely “Sunmore”

  Born in Hawaii and raised in both Southern California and Israel, singer/songwriter Sara Lov is creating some lovely dreamy indie-pop. Lov was previously a part of the dream pop duo Devics in 1993 and later struck out as a solo artist in 2008. The single “Sunmore” is the first single of her upcoming new release Some Kind of Champion. […]

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NEKOKAT – “Gimme A Break”

NEKOKAT – “Gimme A Break”

It’s no surprise the new single from NEKOKAT is getting quite a few listens on Soundcloud with only being released a few days ago. NEKOKAT is comprised of Jordan W from The Ready Set and Jess Bowen from The Summer Set along with Cameron Walker (collaborator on The Ready Set). The Los Angeles based trio are ready to invade your summer playlist […]

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Nightjacket – “The Right Way to Fall”

Nightjacket – “The Right Way to Fall”

  “The Right Way to Fall” is the stunning new single by Los Angeles-based band Nightjacket. Combining dream pop with indie-rock textures, the song has the feel of a late-night drive in a deserted city where only the neon lights of chain restaurants and gas stations are the sights to be seen. Frontwoman Holland Belle’s voice also brings a calmness and […]

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Gold Star – “Against the Wall”

Gold Star – “Against the Wall”

  This isn’t a new song, but rather a re-release and one that deserves every music fan’s attention. For the past three years, Vienna-born, Los Angeles-resident Marlon Rabenreither has been creating dark but captivating folk with some of the most heart-pounding lyrics. His talents were noticed early on by the great Lucinda Williams, who encouraged Rabenreither to continue writing as […]

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