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 Leslie Stevens, Shura, Young Thug and more. A$AP Ferg - Floor Seats After releasing the highly acclaimed Trap Lord in 2013, many suspected A$AP Ferg had taken the reigns from … Continue reading New Music Roundup: August
Inspired by the atmospheric soundscapes of modern indie pioneers, Lisa Sonoda’s entrancing songs constantly reach for something out of the ordinary.
Santa Barbara singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Allie Merrill, who records under the band name Haiva ru, is quickly establishing her artistic prowess to be one of careful attention to detail. The latest track from her forthcoming LP, "Oh, but Lover" is yet another lush mix of bedroom-flavored indie pop, fueled by her growing knack for penning … Continue reading Haiva ru’s new single finds clarity between moments of emotional turmoil
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. Read our in-depth Q&A with the young songwriter.