Best Albums of 2021, 11-20 (part 2)

Alice Phoebe Lou – Glow The first of two records released by Alice Phoebe Lou in 2021, Glow is filled with yearning. The South African artist discusses matters of the heart among cool, sparse soft rock. Vocals on the title track have a sassy lilt that embraces the guitar progression, all of which amounts to Lou’s brand of psych rock. There is much beauty in simplicity, … Continue reading Best Albums of 2021, 11-20 (part 2)

Queer Singaporean Artist Paper Citizen Releases “Indigo September”

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Though we are several months away from autumn, the new single from Paper Citizen gets its namesake from a brooding fall evening. “Indigo September” is the latest release from the queer, LA-based Singaporean artist also known as Claire Gohst, pulled from her forthcoming 5-track EP, Wandering Gohst. A grunge vein runs through the whole record, reinforced at a key moment in the tracklist by … Continue reading Queer Singaporean Artist Paper Citizen Releases “Indigo September”

talker – “Suck Up”

talker’s New Single Sorts Through Her Identities—Celebrate the New EP March 8 at the Bootleg Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  It’s hard to find yourself. talker has experienced her fair share of growing pains; her new song, “Suck Up,” co-written and produced with Dan Sadin, releases all the pent-up frustration that comes with self-exploration. Perhaps in spite of the lyrics, the guitars are confident and … Continue reading talker – “Suck Up”

sawdustandgin: Frontperson Sarah Green of LA’s Spare Parts for Broken Hearts called the title of the band’s new single “ironic”—it was a slogan on a bottle of water that stared at her during a pivotal moment in her relationship at the time. ‘Ironic,’ because she ultimately decided to end it.  Ironic New Single From Spare Parts for Broken Hearts, “Big Win” Provides Catharsis Originally appeared on Grimy … Continue reading

Death Valley Girls Return With New Single “Dream Cleaver” and Lengthy Tour Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Death Valley is the driest, hottest place in North America; the Los Angeles quartet that uses this landmark as its moniker adds garage rock grooves to soften their similarly badass intensity. A certified Grimy Goods favorite, Death Valley Girls have returned with a new single, “Dream Cleaver,” the … Continue reading

Frontperson Sarah Green of LA’s Spare Parts for Broken Hearts called the title of the band’s new single “ironic”—it was a slogan on a bottle of water that stared at her during a pivotal moment in her relationship at the time. ‘Ironic,’ because she ultimately decided to end it.  Source: SoundCloud / Spare Parts For Broken Hearts Continue reading

talker Embraces Her Haunted Side on New Horror Films EP

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Local songwriter Celeste Tauchar earned her stripes touring with bands like Frenship, but has proven her independent prowess with her new EP as talker. The leading singles were a good indication of what was to come, and the full release packs a punch. … “Show me your haunted side and I’ll show you mine,” Tauchar taunts in the title track. Much … Continue reading talker Embraces Her Haunted Side on New Horror Films EP