Valley Boy – “Sad Girl”

Valley Boy’s New Single “Sad Girl” Will Bring a Smile to Your Face Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  It is common to fear change, but what about the terror of monotony? Local duo Valley Boy debuted their latest single about taking risks in a relationship, and it’s all based on a true story. Fans of Magic Bronson and Mating Ritual will appreciate James and Ian’s … Continue reading Valley Boy – “Sad Girl”

Best Songs of 2020: 10. Alina Bea

Best Songs of 202010. Alina Bea – “Never” You Will Learn was a long time coming, and when I finally sat down with it, “Never” knocked me over like a ton of bricks. One thing I can always expect from Alina Bea is the unexpected. Alina Bea | SnG coverage | order You Will Learn | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | … Continue reading Best Songs of 2020: 10. Alina Bea

Best Videos of 2020: 5. G.Smith

sawdustandgin: G.Smith Exits Through the Gift Shop on New Single “Mona Lisa” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The remnants of a relationship will lay shattered until someone chooses to sweep it away or examine each shard for closure. Each one is a prism, refracting its history into distinct stories. On her new single, premiering on Grimy Goods today, G.Smith tries to make sense of a … Continue reading Best Videos of 2020: 5. G.Smith

Best Videos of 2020: 6. U.S. Girls

sawdustandgin: U.S. Girls Proclaim the Value of an American Dollar Alongside Heavy Light LP Announcement Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Toronto’s U.S. Girls, aka musician and producer Meg Remy, is back with two new songs cut from a new album, Heavy Light. The upbeat energy of “4 American Dollars” and “Overtime” adds a new layer to the rich storytelling that fans have come to expect. … Continue reading Best Videos of 2020: 6. U.S. Girls

LA’s Mating Ritual delivers new album Hot Content and preps for North American tour

sngalbums: Photo Credit: Kevin Vinh Doan  Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  A warning should come on Mating Ritual’s new record—like a Parental Advisory sticker, but spicier. It could resemble a chili pepper or a flame, or another universally accepted symbol for heat. That is, of course, because the LA-based duo’s third LP is a cache of Hot Content; fans can get … Continue reading LA’s Mating Ritual delivers new album Hot Content and preps for North American tour

Feel layers of ranging emotions on Kira May’s lush LP, Sense

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Saying that Kira May’s new album is an experience sells it short. The Toronto-based artist first made a mark with her debut Health EP, which earned praise for its prominent use of looped vocals, able to create soaring soundscapes with some accompaniment on guitar and percussion. Her new record, due out this Friday, uses these … Continue reading Feel layers of ranging emotions on Kira May’s lush LP, Sense

Find yourself with Isla Craig’s new LP The Becoming

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405, view archive article here.  DISCOVERY. A landmark album by Daft Punk. The name of the duo and LP by Rostam and Wesley Miles (of Ra Ra Riot). And the leading cause of existential crises for many other musicians. Today, we’ll reflect upon the journey of Isla Craig.  The Toronto-based artist’s new record is called The Becoming, and encompasses ideas … Continue reading Find yourself with Isla Craig’s new LP The Becoming

Jenny Hval, Dinner @ Resident

sngshows: Jenny Hval and Dinner Come Together at Resident to Light Up a Dark Week Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words and cheesy photo edits by me. Without meaning to, Hval ended up addressing our recent election several times. She decided not to show us a video of zombies doing aerobics because it didn’t “feel appropriate,” then she stopped herself to apologize. “Everything I say … Continue reading Jenny Hval, Dinner @ Resident

EMÆL – “3/4 In”

Straddling Childhood & Adulthood, EMÆL Debut “3/4 In” Off Forthcoming LP Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, Grimy Goods honors local group EMÆL, led by Emmanuel Ventura-Cruess. The Fullerton native is half-Mexican and has a bunch of new music ready for all to hear. Last month, the band released a new single, “THREE60,” an even-tempered yet mystical indie … Continue reading EMÆL – “3/4 In”

Perto – “I Miss You” feat. Banoffee

Perto and Banoffee Team Up for “I Miss You,” Recorded Between Melbourne Lockdowns Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. The pandemic is at once a worldwide and fiercely local phenomenon—Los Angeles has been at varying stages of locked down over the past six months, while Melbourne, Australia had a period where their restrictions were lifted before a second wave of infections began to spread. In that … Continue reading Perto – “I Miss You” feat. Banoffee