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It would be fair to say the members of Los Angeles outfit Near Beer have put in the work. It’s coming on a decade since leader/vocalist/guitarist Joey Siara’s old band, The Henry Clay People, broke up. Getting a second chance in a lineup completed, in the main, by Brent Stranathan (drums) and Jeremy Levy (bass) …

The individual members of Los Angeles collaboration Trick Gum certainly like to keep busy; Justin Raisen has worked with the likes of Lizzo, Yves Tumor and Yeah Yeah Yeahs as producer, while his cousin Jordan Benik is part of fellow Los Angelenos Sweaters. This work ethic extends to their new project; they’ve already released three …

You may have heard The Rare Occasions already without knowing it; the Los Angeles trio released an album a little over a year ago called Big Whoop, which, contrary to its nonchalant title, has been doing plenty to put them on the map. It’s not even a song off that album that’s been doing the …

Meet Lost Cat. They’re from Los Angeles, and there’s three of them – Angie, Lucy and Kiki. They’re on a first-names-only basis apparently, and that’s fine with us. Their sound’s at the crossroads of peak girl group and garage punk, with their new song throwing in a woozy psychedelic bridge for good measure. It’s called …

Dripping with incandescent reverb, walls of scything guitars and layers of glorious harmonies, Launder has just released dynamic double singles ‘Unwound’ and ‘Chipper’ ahead of the release of debut album ‘Happening’ out on 15 July 2022 through Ghostly International (Hana Vu, Gold Panda, Tycho). Launder is essentially the work of John Cudlip, with collaborations on …

Electronic superstar and master of diverse collabs Bonobo (aka Simon Green) shares the final single from the highly anticipated new album drop Fragments, ahead of its release via Ninja Tune this Friday.  From You features the Brooklyn-based, fledgling lo-fi-er Joji and follows previous singles Tides with Jamila Woods and Shadows with Jordan Rakei, showing the …

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from CADE. The Los Angeleno released the WOLF BLUE EP in 2019, and has taken his time following that up; the detailed R&B sound he’s been cultivating for the last few years has undergone further development since then, and he’s got his second EP arriving in a few …

AFTER taking part in one of NPR’s essential Tiny Desk Concerts last week, which’ve hosted pretty much anyone who’s anyone in indie music, Los Angelino quartet Piel have released the elegant, dreamy, whisper of “Custodian”, which rolls forward on choppy funk guitars and finely-honed crescendos. To me it sounds like it could have come from …

Don’t look so blue, WARBLY JETS – your new album is out! The Los Angeles-based pair of Samuel Shea and Julien O’Neill, avowed fans of upper-case letters, released their self-titled debut album in 2017, and followed that up with the Propaganda EP in 2019; the wait for a proper follow-up would go on a little …

If you’re a fan of Chris Pierce and the Los Angeles-based artist’s various musical outlets – we certainly are – then we’ve got a treat for you today. Two of them, actually. We premiered the video for his side-project trio Leon Creek‘s ‘Shakes the Ground’ last month and are delighted to share a full stream …