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YOU CAN so hear it their sound, if you ask me: the sun. The West Coast gleams through those burnished guitars, those dusky vocals, fair glows from the song as a whole in the way the first Avi Buffalo album does; early House of Love does. Languor, sleepy eyes, coastal bliss. Formerly trading as DIAZ, …

Douglas Von Irvin’s Carnival (DVIC) (a Toronto/LA based collective) has released a shimmering and haunting new track – ‘Vampire Lovers’ – a melodic ballad infused with a melancholic delivery and a hint of gothic horror. ‘Vampire Lovers’ has elements that reflect fellow US artists like The National, Grandaddy and Band of Horses: impassioned intelligent lyrics …

THE LA dreampop trio Tashaki Miyaki have dropped a a single and accompanying video of the title song from their forthcoming second album, Castaway, which will be released on July 2nd; and you can watch that below. Singer, drummer and producer Paige Stark says the song “… is about the challenges of romantic love and how …

Greg Franco is a busy man. He is a central pillar in Rough Church – a band whose album ‘Emergency Breakthrough’ we enthusiastically reviewed recently, and is aso a key figure in LA/Chicago indie pop band Man’s Body. The new single from Man’s Body, ‘Natural Host’, is a gentle, kind and warmly themed delight that …

FREE COUNTRY is the indie pop project of LA’s Jason Ribadeneyra, a man with an ear for a wistful, low-key melody delivered with weary truth in his voice. Tomorrow he releases his latest six-tracker, the introverted, pretty-as, guitar and piano indie pop stylings of The Life of Riley; but tomorrow, as Annie sings so famously, …

IF YOU have a penchant for pristine R’n’B pop songwriting of a very fine order, here’s an upcoming name for you: NYC-born, LA-resident Edwin Arzu. Born and raised in the Bronx to a Honduran single mother, Edwin’s first steps into creativity came through poetry, which evolved into a passion for songwriting as a teen. He …

SO LOOK, it’s not even news anymore: 2020, and the world is busy going to hell in a handcart. So just what is a scuzzily excellent, guitar-totin’ US alt.rock band to do? There ain’t no gigs; there no signing sessions. Hell now even the goddam pressing plants are backing up like bad plumbing. The answer? …

UNORTHODOX former Sub Pop noiseniks No Age have got through some virusy distribution teething troubles and finally their new album Goons Be Gone, their second for new housekeepers Drag City, is out in the world. And in celebration the duo, Randy Randall and Dean Allen Spunt, have released a rather lovely, abstract and colourful video …

LA’s scuzzed-up alt.pop duo Magic Bronson are back and “Surfin on your brainwaves” with the second single to be released ahead of their forthcoming LP. It’s a slice of West Coast psych goodness, coming at you in a wall of delay and bells and tremulous guitar, all MGMT’s leather-jacketed little bro. “It’s our time, it’s …

WATCH the film for LA singer-songwriter Sarah Walk’s single, “Unravel”, and know she is a woman who is both facing up to and able to articulate emotional pain. “Why is it my job to fix this mess? / You’re always ready to defend / You hear my concerns as anger / No one wants an …