Pander Sera Deviates From Her Own Deviations on Errant LP [Excerpts from an Interview]

sngalbums: The original interview appears on Grimy Goods. The introduction is reprinted in part below. The conversation that follows is a continuation of that article.  After establishing her own rhythms, Pander Sera is ready to shake everything up again. Last spring, the Los Angeles noise artist, also known as Swan, released Bothy, a raucous explosion of percussion and wit. The sound of that record was … Continue reading Pander Sera Deviates From Her Own Deviations on Errant LP [Excerpts from an Interview]

Pander Sera Deviates From Her Own Deviations on Errant LP [Excerpts from an Interview]

sngalbums: The original interview appears on Grimy Goods. The introduction is reprinted in part below. The conversation that follows is a continuation of that article.  After establishing her own rhythms, Pander Sera is ready to shake everything up again. Last spring, the Los Angeles noise artist, also known as Swan, released Bothy, a raucous explosion of percussion and wit. The sound of that record was … Continue reading Pander Sera Deviates From Her Own Deviations on Errant LP [Excerpts from an Interview]

Pander Sera Deviates From Her Own Deviations on Errant LP [Excerpts from an Interview]

The original interview appears on Grimy Goods. The introduction is reprinted in part below. The conversation that follows is a continuation of that article.  After establishing her own rhythms, Pander Sera is ready to shake everything up again. Last spring, the Los Angeles noise artist, also known as Swan, released Bothy, a raucous explosion of percussion and wit. The sound of that record was unified … Continue reading Pander Sera Deviates From Her Own Deviations on Errant LP [Excerpts from an Interview]

frogi Wants to Topple the Industry’s Boys’ Club With Powerful Bedroom Pop

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  LA’s frogi is filled with contrasts but not contradictions. The songwriter and producer recently released a bedroom pop EP titled Introvert. It is restrained and quiet, tied together with a strong motif of love, though probably not the love you’re thinking of. Her stories are nuanced and sensitive, but that is not what defines her. She is a formidable artist, … Continue reading frogi Wants to Topple the Industry’s Boys’ Club With Powerful Bedroom Pop

Mara Connor Weaves Stories of Heartbreak on No Fun EP

Photo by Chase Leonard  Originally appeared on LADYGUNN.  The new EP from Mara Connor titled No Fun was a long time coming; having been released on April 3 while we are all in self-quarantine, this is starting to feel like the basis of a joke, but in actuality, it’s a much more thoughtful tale. The LA-native is an evocative songwriter with a particular vision, one … Continue reading Mara Connor Weaves Stories of Heartbreak on No Fun EP

Nuanced Wisdom Flows From Via Intercom’s New LP, Flex, Release

sawdustandgin: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The wisdom that emanates from Brooklyn’s Via Intercom may teach you something about yourself and the society we live in. The duo, comprised of Maggie Colgan and Stevie Jick, debuted their project two years ago with an ambitious 14-track concept record called Buzz Buzz Buzz Vertigo, which explored childhood and budding queerness. Jick has worked with music most of … Continue reading Nuanced Wisdom Flows From Via Intercom’s New LP, Flex, Release

Ruination Records Releases Massive 50-Song Benefit Compilation to Raise Funds for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  As the next election draws nearer, we cannot forget why we fight, or rather, who we fight for. Ruination Records surely hasn’t; the independent label is gearing up to release a compilation album called So Many Singing, Volume 2, where all proceeds will be donated to immigrant and refugee non-profit organizations. Among the 50 contributors to the album are Matt … Continue reading Ruination Records Releases Massive 50-Song Benefit Compilation to Raise Funds for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Dangerbird’s Monthly Microdose Series Gives Music Lovers a Taste of Greatness

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  If you are an early aughts indie rock lover, you know Dangerbird Records. Perhaps not in name, but by their alumni artists: Silversun Pickups, Minus the Bear, Hot Hot Heat, Delphic and more. The veteran Los Angeles label has touched greatness and continues to mentor tomorrow’s scene leaders. Traditional deals are of course still being struck with new talent, but … Continue reading Dangerbird’s Monthly Microdose Series Gives Music Lovers a Taste of Greatness

Nuanced Wisdom Flows From Via Intercom’s New LP, Flex, Release

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The wisdom that emanates from Brooklyn’s Via Intercom may teach you something about yourself and the society we live in. The duo, comprised of Maggie Colgan and Stevie Jick, debuted their project two years ago with an ambitious 14-track concept record called Buzz Buzz Buzz Vertigo, which explored childhood and budding queerness. Jick has worked with music most of his … Continue reading Nuanced Wisdom Flows From Via Intercom’s New LP, Flex, Release

Explore Sugary Existentialism With Oddnesse’s Rebeca Arango

Originally appeared on LADYGUNN.  The latest tune from the LA-based band, comprised of Rebeca Arango and Doug Walters (aka Grey Goon), comes after they took an accidental year-long break from releasing. As Arango describes in our interview below, the hiatus came out of indecision rather than lack of music—they still played shows, where they were able to show off their new material. The bountiful harmonies … Continue reading Explore Sugary Existentialism With Oddnesse’s Rebeca Arango