The Santa Barbara-based songwriter goes deep on her debut album, her love for Patti Smith, and the healing power of music.
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Dylan Ryan / Sand – “Light Sleeper”
Taking cues from the electronic impressionism of Tangerine Dream and Cluster, the latest cut from Dylan Ryan consistently sounds as if it is on the verge of eruption.
Unlucky Sonny – “Home”
The L.A. indie rockers' new track is punchy and playful, a tasteful mix of alternative flair and modern guitar pop.
Maxton Hunter’s ‘Paradise Syndrome’ is a Slice of West Coast Euphoria
We chat with the budding producer about his new EP, his drive as a collaborator, and the challenges of recording alone.
Dante Elephante – Mid-Century Modern Romance
The podcaster and multi-instrumentalist's third LP is loaded with funkified California pop.
Farmer Dave & The Wizards Of The West – FDWOW
Farmer Dave's latest musical venture is an enthralling exhibit of Cosmic American space rock.
Desert Skies: Modern California Country-Rock Essentials
We teamed up with Petal Motel to put together a list of 15 albums that capture the essence of modern California country-rock in all its variations.
Pearl Charles Wants You to Look Into the ‘Magic Mirror’
We spoke with Pearl Charles about her kaleidoscopic new album, writing process, and looking within for guidance.
Acres Even – “Earl Greyson” (Music Video)
The band channels their feel-good beach rock through playful costume arrangements and set designs that range from all-too-awkward prom pictures to quirky kitchen adventures.
Stephen Heath’s ‘Gavin Gruesome’ Embraces Chaos With Open Arms
The veteran guitarist speaks on recording his first solo album, playing guitar for Weyes Blood and other stalwart songwriters, and taking ownership of his ideas.
Ryan Pollie – Museum At The End of Time
Side-stepping his usually warm and twangy aesthetic, Ryan Pollie's latest project marks a foray into the ambient realm and is accompanied by an entrancing film.
Emilee Emiko – Emilee Emiko
The singer's debut EP crafts a serene and bubbly folk-pop sound somewhere between a more rustic Mazzy Star and Jenny O.'s sensual indie-rock.
Meet Acres Even: L.A.’s Most Lovable Indie Rock Band
L.A.'s tonal dreamboats tell us about recording their first EP, creativity during the pandemic, and why they love the band dynamic.
Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels – “A Song For You” (Live)
The Cosmic American singer and songwriter would have turned 74 today.
Eva B. Ross – “Jim Beam Moonbeams”
The new track is accompanied by a dreamy lyric video that lends a faded atmosphere to the song's delicate grooves.
The Neighbourhood – Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones
The band's fourth project considers a new perspective – that of the striving performer, a lens which automatically invites autobiographical speculation.
Acres Even – Rose Gold
Over four short tracks, the Los Angeles natives create a mixture of fast-moving instrumental beds and tender vignettes that together amount to a delightful and carefully-measured chaos.
Blu & Exile – Miles: From an Interlude Called Life
The legendary duo's third full-length collaborative effort brings their journey full circle, flexing their superior skill and craftsmanship to create an ambitious, 95-minute jazz-rap opus that celebrates and pays homage to a rich musical and cultural history.
HAIM – Women In Music Pt. III
The sister trio's latest album shows off their well-developed pop-rock skill set and a newfound musical curiosity.
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
On her sophomore effort, Bridgers perfectly captures the essence of millennial diffidence, along with our eternal need for intimacy.
Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist – Alfredo
The new collaboration from Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist is another slick and assertive offering in the coke-rap canon.
Cave Flowers are Bringing California Country-Rock Into the New Decade with a Purpose
We spoke with Cave Flowers' Andy McCallister and Ben Coil about their new album, country music on the West Coast, the spirit of collaboration and more.
Jazz-funk auetur Riley Geare welcomes in new decade with album release event at Moroccan Lounge on January 5
The Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist's second studio album, The Trip Vol. 2, is due out December 31.
Cave Flowers – “Best Lonesome Friend”
The Los Angeles-based country outfit embrace the spirit of the California sound by melding dreamy atmospheres with a colorful and punchy brand of Americana.
Lyric of the Week: Blu & Fa†e – Think
Lyric: I was always told think before you talk, I jogged alongside my train of thought Song: Blu & Fa†e - “Think” Album: Open Your Optics to Optimism (2016) Background: One of the most celebrated underground MCs of the new millennium, Blu has built an extensive discography of densely layered concept albums that pay homage … Continue reading Lyric of the Week: Blu & Fa†e – Think
Jeffrey Silverstein Hits Gold-Diggers for L.A. Stop on West Coast Run
As the thick of summer approaches, Jeffrey Silverstein is taking his atmospheric soundscapes on the road throughout the month of August.
L.A. Singer-Songwriter Jackie Cohen Has Arrived
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.
How Potty Mouth Stayed the Course en Route to Their Self-Empowering Sophomore Record
The Los Angeles-based punk outfit's new record, Situation Normal All Fucked Up (SNAFU), is set for a March 1 release on Get Better Records.
Beach House @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Their music is capable of going different speeds in different directions at the same time. Whichever way it's going and no matter how fast, it always evokes a magical, fully-realized feeling.