Orchestral Pop group Freedom Baby grows up with their new EP

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  On their new EP, Freedom Baby analyze anxiety, and manage to find the light at the end of the tunnel. The band is a nine-piece orchestral pop group, affectionately called “ork pop,” led by partners Eric and Brianna. The duo initially set out to make music that relied more on synths than glockenspiels, but something about … Continue reading Orchestral Pop group Freedom Baby grows up with their new EP

Eat Your Fill on Gothic Tropic’s Debut LP, Fast or Feast

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Cecilia Della Peruti has more in common with Father John Misty than meets the eye. It may have only dawned on her while we lounged at Echo Park Lake, as the Santa Ana winds ruined a family picnic nearby. After shamefully admitting I hadn’t heard Pure Comedy yet, she gushed, “the opening lyrics made me cry.” She began counting off … Continue reading Eat Your Fill on Gothic Tropic’s Debut LP, Fast or Feast

Learn to Grieve On The Royal Parks New LP, Suburb Home

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Hidden in the niche of bedroom folk pop is a new Australian outfit, The Royal Parks, who have just released their debut album, Suburb Home. The group is from Melbourne, which is also home to the national park that doubles as their namesake. The band explains that they chose this moniker because of its connection to Melbourne’s indigenous population, the … Continue reading Learn to Grieve On The Royal Parks New LP, Suburb Home

“Breaking the Blues” with Amy Blaschke’s Newest LP, out July 1st — Record Release at Grande Olde Echo

sngalbums: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  There is not a genre so forlorn as the blues. That seems obvious; it’s all in the name. Cultural appropriation aside, blues has endured because, well, the human condition can sometimes lead us down a dark path. But Amy Blaschke takes turmoil and creates purpose in her newest album, aptly titled, Breaking the Blues. Blaschke is local to LA … Continue reading “Breaking the Blues” with Amy Blaschke’s Newest LP, out July 1st — Record Release at Grande Olde Echo