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 In every relationship, that feeling of "newness" eventually fades. It's a feeling that KidEyes think about on their new single "Take Me Back in Time," a joyful, all-embracing anthem where they let go of their fears and begin to accept that true love develops over time. The theme of stability also applies to the duo of...

Sep 11, 2019

On "Paralyze the Dead," Stereo Match push themselves to follow their instincts. Following their dance-oriented debut single, "Worship You," the indie-pop quartet retain their groove, albeit, with a funkier and bouncier pop sheen. With Young the Giant's Eric Cannata on production duties, the band inspires others to overcome...

Sep 10, 2019

Nadoyel's lush, violin-driven compositions heighten the senses with lulling tranquility. On a surface level, you'd think that the trio of Celia Eydeland, Jacqui Miranda, and Zachary Paul's use of space and atmosphere falls into some blanket term like "dream-pop"—except that they're taking a more experimental approach that sounds...

Sep 06, 2019

I found myself singing along to the chorus the very first time I listened to Spooky Mansion's “Real Jerk," the new single from the Bay Area transplants who have found asylum in L.A. For the video's release, the soulful garage-rock five-piece partnered with French artist Bleu Garou, pairing intricate and comical cartoons with a story...

Sep 03, 2019

It'd been three years since Kayla Cohen (a.k.a Itasca) released 2016's Open to Chance, a sublime offering where the singer-songwriter sought to connect with the nature, and beings, that surrounds her with finger-picked acoustic melodies and lilting country ballads. There was a good reason...

Aug 30, 2019

It may seem as if Wyatt Blair unlocked his hook-filled guitar pop from a time vault. But upon first listen, the tireless singer-songwriter's latest single, "Cherry Rose," sounds very much akin to this city's late-seventies power-pop roots—its crunchy guitars and compressed drum sound could be easily mistaken as a Bomp/Elektra...

Aug 29, 2019