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Track: A. Wesley Chung – Restless

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Track: Soft Science – Undone/I Don’t Know Why I Love You (The House of Love)

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TO BREATHE a little life into an old cliche, I bet my bottom dollar you’d find Matt Costa in the kitchen at parties. He’s that kinda guy. (And this is, of course, totally a compliment). He’s supremely interesting and interested, you can tell; would charm a small and randomly corkscrew-searching bunch of just-mets with wit …

Californian trio L.A. Witch are back with their new album Play With Fire. Packed with reverb-heavy, grunge, punk rock’n’roll, the record is set for release on 21 August via Suicide Squeeze Records. Today they’re sharing the first single from the album, ‘I Wanna Lose’. Speaking about the track, Sade Sanchez of L.A. Witch said “‘I Wanna Lose’ is about feeling free and …

Californian indie pop bands The Corner Laughers release their latest single, The Calculating Boy on May 15th, taken from their forthcoming album Temescal Telegraph, due out June 5. We’re delighted to premiere the single today here on Backseat Mafia. The bands frontwoman Karla Kane says of the track “’The Calculating Boy’ takes inspiration from 17th-century witch hunts, …

Californian extreme metallers Suicide Silence released their sixth studio album, ‘Become The Hunter’ earlier this year. And for some reason on Friday, the band released a b-side single, ‘Overlord’, despite already being out and having no accompanying video. It’s typically aggressive, spewing out vocals and these choppy, hammered riffs which give the whole thing a jerky, uncomfortable feel. “The …

With a title inspired from Tarantino’s recent classic, ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’, the new single ‘Rick F***in Dalton’ from US/Danish duo Moon Panda is not what you’d expect. It is a dreamy and mesmerising single filled with lush instrumentation and a divine melodic spine. This a song for the times, as singer/bassist Maddie …

Ahead of the release of their album ‘Are we getting better?’, out March 6th, Southern California’s The Gloomies (essentially the work of Andy Craig) have given Backseat Mafia the premiere for the track ‘Nightlight’. It’s a woozy, laid back slice of indie funk, nodding a head towards the likes of Unknown Mortal Orchestra and the …

A. Wesley Chung hails from California but has made his home in Glasgow. He has just released his debut album, ‘Neon Coast’ as a solo artist on 18th May via Glasgow’s own LP Records. ‘Neon Coast’ is an homage to the US West Coast, where Chung grew up, and the three most pronounced emotions that …

BOYTOY release their second LP Night Leaf this week on Stolen Body Records. The LP was born on a ranch in Topanga Canyon, California, surrounded by three dogs, two pigs, nostalgic tones of warm tube amps, analogue tape machines and a slew of old trucks, RV’s, and surfboards – and with a beginnging like that, it’s sure to be interesting. …

Californian emcee J.Lately has just released a new video for his track “Papayas & Blunt Smoke”. Produced by Space Cadet, its taken from his ‘Be Fucking Happy’ album, which featured guest appearances from Demrick, Khyenci Tienne, Rexx Life Raj, Beejus and KBong as well as production from Mikos Da Gawd, Chase Moore and Kris Rewlz. …

Californian shoegaze band Soft Science are releasing a double A side single on 16 April and it is a dream pop/shoegaze delight. First song, ‘Undone’ has intricate, layered dreamy pop vocals with a distinctive instrumentation that recalls My Bloody Valentine with the volume turned down. The song is a gorgeous, lush wall of sound, mesmerising …