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

Claire Evans of YACHT called French Vanilla the best band in LA while onstage at the Lodge Rooma couple years ago. And I think this has stuck with me because I wholeheartedly agree; this carefree quartet is bringing on a new era of no wave. “Real or Not” appears on the band’s recent album, How Am I Not Myself?; buy it on Bandcamp. How Am I … Continue reading

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

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

YIP YOPS preach about an omniscient ‘She’ on new single

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here. Just because they have X’s on their hands at the gig, doesn’t mean they’re anything less than rock stars. The teenagers of YIP YOPS (one is technically 20, but still underage in America) have built a name for themselves by playing live shows around the city; their boisterous synth pop tastes that much sweeter when performed … Continue reading YIP YOPS preach about an omniscient ‘She’ on new single