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)

Will Jay Loses His Sense of Time and Self in Bright Indie Single “Was It Even Real?”

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Will Jay is not the only one who has lost track of time. Since 2019 still feels like “last year,” Will Jay must be riding high from the release of his debut album which came out last summer. Perfectionist indicated a new direction for the local artist’s career, one that is paved with happy and innovative indie pop. Now he … Continue reading Will Jay Loses His Sense of Time and Self in Bright Indie Single “Was It Even Real?”

Cambria and Its “Wild Sea” Inspired New Dresage Music Video & Terror Nights / Terror Days EP

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Photo by Michael Lincoln, color by Yasi. Keeley Bumford knows what it’s like to gather your courage and face fear head-on. Her EP Terror Nights / Terror Days describes the very anxieties that have made her falter in years past, yet the release has a triumphant end. The Los Angeles musician and producer also known as Dresage begins the release with “Who I Am,” where … Continue reading Cambria and Its “Wild Sea” Inspired New Dresage Music Video & Terror Nights / Terror Days EP

Savor The Sunny Dream Pop of Jelani Aryeh on “From These Heights”

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Get your first taste of summer listening to the latest releases from Filipino/African-American artist, Jelani Aryeh. His music channels the sunny pop sensibilities of 2000s indie bands like The Shins or Beach House, even though he was born only one year prior to the release of Oh, Inverted World. Regardless, Aryeh has his own debut album coming this summer called I’ve Got Some Living To Do. … Continue reading Savor The Sunny Dream Pop of Jelani Aryeh on “From These Heights”

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)”

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

Best Videos of 2020: 2. Dresage

Best Videos of 20202. Dresage – “Who I Am” Dresage exhibits a hint of stubbornness as she embraces the journey to self-discovery on “Who I Am.” The brilliance of Keeley Bumford has been well-documented, and the sheer elegance of this music video leaves me speechless.  Dresage | SnG coverage | order the single | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud | Bandcamp Continue reading Best Videos of 2020: 2. Dresage

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

Michi – “Escondida”

Michi Reflects on Isolation in New Single “Escondida” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  If you’re haunted by regrets, Michi might be able to help. Her new single will appear on her debut EP, Sugarbaby, due out October 16th, which is already shaping up to be a delicious release. The Los Angeles native released her first single last summer, and every sound since has been just … Continue reading Michi – “Escondida”