As the new decade approaches, California indie rock continues to exist in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. Out of the many coastal cities along CA's southern and central coasts, Santa Barbara's local scene is ripe with creative groups chipping away at developing something of a distinct sound. That narrative especially applies to The … Continue reading Album Review: The Shorelines – Head Arrangements
In 2018, Jackie Cohen wasn't sure if she was a songwriter. 12 months later, she's toured the U.S. and Europe, and also released one of this year's most addicting debut albums.
New music roundups are a monthly recap dedicated to covering the latest music in a series of short, descriptive reviews. This month’s edition includes new releases from Carly Rae Jepsen, Mac DeMarco, Vampire Weekend and more. Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated What does a new Carly Rae Jepsen album mean? Lovesick synth-pop anthems by the … Continue reading New Music Roundup: May
Ahead of their recently announced third studio album Head Arrangements, Santa Barbara psych-rock duo The Shorelines returns with another entry in their catalog of lo-fi surf-jazz, on a new cut titled "Love Is Here." Intricately assembled and moderately paced, the track is gentle yet familiarly stimulating. The melody finds a balance between dueling instruments, with … Continue reading The Shorelines return with another entry in their growing catalog of lo-fi surf-jazz
Much like the artwork on its cover, Zagg, the debut LP from Los Angeles singer-songwriter Jackie Cohen is a beautifully messy creation. Rich in color and radiant in sound, the record is a poised display of penmanship, propelled by Cohen's infatuation with turning unlikely phrases into mesmerizing poetry. Her previous two EPs - the brilliant and … Continue reading Album Review: Jackie Cohen – Zagg