Optimistic new record from Mamas Gun shines from beginning to end

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  “We have experienced Golden Days in the past and will experience them in the future,” recites Andy Platts of the London funk quintet, Mamas Gun. If that was not his mantra prior to the recording of their new album, It may well be now; this is of course where its title comes from. Platts’ relentless … Continue reading Optimistic new record from Mamas Gun shines from beginning to end

Doja Cat Leans Into “Mooo!” While Proving Her Worth Beyond the Meme

sngshows: Photo by Ken Franklin Originally appeared on Ones To Watch.  Newcomers to Doja Cat might only know her for the viral lyric, “Bitch, I’m a cow!” But the hometown stop on her current tour proved that she is loved for much more than “Mooo!” On Sept. 21, fans packed the Echoplex to celebrate her recent album, Amala, with opening performances from StarBoi3 and Wes Period. … Continue reading Doja Cat Leans Into “Mooo!” While Proving Her Worth Beyond the Meme

Doja Cat Leans Into “Mooo!” While Proving Her Worth Beyond the Meme

Photo by Ken Franklin Originally appeared on Ones To Watch.  Newcomers to Doja Cat might only know her for the viral lyric, “Bitch, I’m a cow!” But the hometown stop on her current tour proved that she is loved for much more than “Mooo!” On Sept. 21, fans packed the Echoplex to celebrate her recent album, Amala, with opening performances from StarBoi3 and Wes Period. Read … Continue reading Doja Cat Leans Into “Mooo!” While Proving Her Worth Beyond the Meme

O Future Demonstrate Devotion Through Immobility in New Video for “Stay” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Eventually, a song will be written for every subject; today marks the release of one about medieval anchorite nuns. The new single from O Future (formerly OOFJ) is called “Stay,” referring to the vows of immobility taken by those who dedicated their lives completely to their faith. The band’s music … Continue reading

The eponymous record from KNIGHTSTOWN is steel-clad and sensitive

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Human memory is selective, favoring joyous moments in the margins of our lives. Why else would we buy the picture of our goofy faces on a roller coaster or bother with nature photography? We crave the butterflies that fill our bellies on momentous occasions, and KNIGHTSTOWN, also known as Michael Aston, has found a way to … Continue reading The eponymous record from KNIGHTSTOWN is steel-clad and sensitive

Winter Throws a Technicolor Party in New Video for “You Don’t Know Me” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Friendship is complicated. Growing older can cause friction between even the thickest of thieves, especially if one has decided to turn away from a life of crime. Samira Winter and her namesake band explore a fading relationship on “You Don’t Know Me” from their spring LP release, Ethereality. … Continue reading

Princess Chelsea clinches the title of Loneliest Girl on her new album

Originally appeared on the 405, view archives article here. For her new album cover, Chelsea Nikkel sits among overgrown wildflowers hugging her knees to her chest while shooting the camera a grin. Pastels adorn her and butterflies float around her feet. But the first thing you may notice are her searing red eyes. Read more. Princess Chelsea | buy The Loneliest Girl | website | Facebook … Continue reading Princess Chelsea clinches the title of Loneliest Girl on her new album

Liminal Performs Stripped-Back Arrangement of Debut Single Originally appeared on LA Weekly.  Tom Crouch exists in the in-between, as if in a permanent transition. As Liminal, he deliberately exploits seemingly trivial sounds to make an impact. His two singles to date layer them gracefully, but a new studio performance features a stripped-down arrangement. Read more.  Liminal | website | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud Continue reading

Water Slice Makes a Splash with His Clones in New Video Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Patrick Phillips was always indie, having moved from Portland to LA. Today he values the picturesque outlook at his Echo Park residence and he makes sunny psych rock where he feels most at home. Now working under the moniker Water Slice, a self-titled EP of songs he’s written over … Continue reading

We posted a lot of music in August. To make it easier to listen without having to click back and forth between posts, we made three playlists using all music (available on Soundcloud) that graced the blog in the past 31 days. The playlists are curated with attention to genre and feeling. This one is: YELLOWexperimental, pop, orchestral, left-field electronica, freakfolk Source: SoundCloud / Sawdust and … Continue reading