Float along the “Canyon Walls” with Koresma’s new single

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here. Where there’s smooth topography, there was once a graceful river to carve it. It takes hundreds of years for water to chip away at craggy rock edges and become the formations that we know today, but it only takes a moment to strike a passerby with awe. Koresma, né Ryan Lindberg, channeled the majesty of natural … Continue reading Float along the “Canyon Walls” with Koresma’s new single

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

The Multitudes of Young & Sick

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  To follow Young & Sick is to be invested in more than just a musician. The Holland-born and LA-based artist, né Nick van Hofwegen, is a songwriter, producer, and visual artist who has just put out his second EP of 2018, following a lengthy gap in music releases—under his Young & Sick moniker, that is. He … Continue reading The Multitudes of Young & Sick

Novo Amor Explores His Origin

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here. Once you get past the pure majesty of the clip for “Birthplace” by Novo Amor, you will find a deeper connection to our planet. This single comes ahead of the UK-based artist’s album of the same name; the record draws upon his origins in a literal way, and embraces his other facets in layers, like with … Continue reading Novo Amor Explores His Origin

Ride Josh Jacobson’s future beats WAVE via his new mixtape

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Josh Jacobson is in transition. Last year he released his lush First Light EP last fall, and recently gave fans a taste of new music with the double A-side singles, ‘One You Need’ and ‘Violet’. He’s been working on a debut album, with which he hopes to showcase his vocals and songwriting more prominently than ever … Continue reading Ride Josh Jacobson’s future beats WAVE via his new mixtape

The 405 Meets RYVOLI

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here. Jenn Whiteman and Samantha Howard were fast friends when they met in Paris. After they worked together on Whiteman’s EP, Latimer Road, in 2016, they left the door open for future collaborations. They now have a release out under the name RYVOLI. Warm harmonies underscore stirring folklore about experiences with anxiety and the Apollo 11 mission … Continue reading The 405 Meets RYVOLI

A Village Comes Together for Wolf Bay at His Debut Single Release Party at the Moroccan

Words by me. See live photos on Grimy Goods. Sunday nights are typically used to rest up before work on Monday, but sometimes you’ll find a show worth losing sleep over. One such show took place at the Moroccan this past weekend, collecting donations for the Trevor Project and honoring Wolf Bay’s debut single, “Under the Moon,” which Grimy Goods premiered a few weeks ago. … Continue reading A Village Comes Together for Wolf Bay at His Debut Single Release Party at the Moroccan

Laughing Along with Caroline Rose at her Sold-Out LA Show

Photo credit: CJ Harvey Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Caroline Rose is a comedian. If you’ve heard her new record, LONER, you know she takes pleasure in poking fun at other people and society in general. She is a goofy satirist with surprisingly deep sentiment, and her live performance only contributed to her appeal. Her sold out show at the Moroccan Lounge supported by Cardioid … Continue reading Laughing Along with Caroline Rose at her Sold-Out LA Show