Duo Jacklen Ro Leave Idyllwild Behind on New Single “Hollywood (I’m Good)”

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The duo of Caelen Perkins and Jacqueline Giroux will bring sunshine to the dreariest overcast sky. Performing as Jacklen Ro, the SoCal pair are gearing up to release a new EP, til there was you. In the meantime, they have put out a single called “Hollywood (I’m Good)” to whet the appetite; it’s a confident, jangly mantra that makes it … Continue reading Duo Jacklen Ro Leave Idyllwild Behind on New Single “Hollywood (I’m Good)”

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”

Glimmers of Sunlight Shine On Unstabile’s Early 2020 LP

Glimmers is a special record that hits each note exactly, both musically and emotionally. In creating this record, Unstabile (say: un-stuh-beel), a native of Western Massachusetts, told Vanyaland, “I was more shaped by absence”: an absence of sunlight, sound, and community, they further specified. Glimmers is a response to that absence, containing all the sorrowful joy and joyful sorrow of a lonesome life. (Released on … Continue reading Glimmers of Sunlight Shine On Unstabile’s Early 2020 LP

Recent Synthwave Singles Push Khuê Into Pastel Bedroom Pop Territory

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  With the turn of the calendar comes new goals and fresh experiences. For Khuê, 2021, or more specifically the next album he releases, will serve as a milestone in his career. The SoCal musician has made music for years, but his recent singles are the only he has released that feature his singing voice. Both “Disappear” and “I Didn’t Know” … Continue reading Recent Synthwave Singles Push Khuê Into Pastel Bedroom Pop Territory

Eden Iris – “Blue Home”

Eden Iris Longs for an Ease of Domestic Tension on New Rendition of “Blue Home” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  When one has a crush, it is natural to fantasize about a life together. That typically means imagining oneself in their home, or vice versa; now that our immediate surroundings have become our entire reality, that has become a more intimate portrait than ever before. … Continue reading Eden Iris – “Blue Home”

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

sngalbums: 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 … Continue reading frogi Wants to Topple the Industry’s Boys’ Club With Powerful Bedroom Pop

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