Monthly Archives: July 2014

“Every Moment” by Dead Times

Dead TimesDead Times breaks their silence by leaking another signature slow burner, “Every Moment,” laced with experimental R&B effects and glossy neo-soul vocals so sweet you can taste the sweat:

Dead Times will perform at Echoplex on August 8th along with Lemaitre, Penthouse Penthouse, and Lassi.

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“Pray” by Sophie And The Bom Boms

LT S&TBBs Retouch Edit 1After a minor remix, Sophie and The Bom Boms returns by leaking another single, “Pray,” off their debut EP, The Shmixtape (Columbia), due on September 22nd.

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With bombastic beats and gung-ho vocals the party spirit of this buoyant pop anthem is a necessitate reminder that summer is far from over yet:

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“Stay Young” by Maudlin Strangers

unnamedMulti-instrumentalist Jake Hays started Maudlin Strangers after recording a few tracks in his Agoura Hills bedroom. The indie rock project’s debut EP, Overdose, is due this summer and has the uncanny ability to deliver brooding undertones alongside sexy swaggers such as on his latest single “Stay Young” :

“Stay young ’til you die…”

Maudlin Strangers begins his August residency at Bootleg HiFi on August 4th.

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“Nova” Music Video by Lovelife

photo 3Lovelife returns with another leaked track, “Nova,” off their forthcoming debut full-length. Opening with a synth orchestration, the single fires off with a staggering electro punch via thick digi-beats and a very fierce chorus:

“Oh my God, I think I just did it again, I’m falling in love with you.”

And here’s its accompanying music video directed by Eric Nichols who might be channeling June Gloom meets Harmony Korine:

Lovelife will next perform on September 18th at The Roxy Theatre along with Olivver.

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“Sweeter Conversations” Music Video by PASTEL (Premiere)

Self Portrait BPASTEL is the moniker of self-described “elusive chanteuse” Gabriel Brenner. Based out of his bedroom in Buena Park, the multi-medium artist started creating music last year that has since evolved into an arresting neo-R&B project focused on brooding beats and a smooth soulful vox. His forthcoming debut EP will be released via Manimal Vinyl and has already leaked a couple of tracks including “Sweeter Conversations”:

And here’s his self-made music video for the single which utilizes some picture-in-picture while maintaining his preferable penchant of not revealing his face:

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“BLACKOUT” Music Video by FRANKIE (Premiere)

imageFRANKIE is a young rad chick originally from Oakland but now kicks it around Larchmont Village after her college friend/collaborating producer, Petros, convinced her to move down south. Now reunited, they’re recording FRANKIE‘s debut EP which she claims was mostly conceived from bedroom daydreams –which might expound her blatant candy-bop edge. And like HOLYCHILD and Sophie & The Bom Boms before her, FRANKIE‘s first leaked single, “BLACKOUT,” encourages a shameless pursuit of joie de vivre via digi-beats, quirky effects, and a fabulous poptastic vibe:

And here’s the song’s accompanying music video which was shot around Eagle Rock and Ventura by the always reliable director Jancarlo Beck:

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“Circles” by machineheart

machineheartFronted by the adept and charismatic Stevie Scott, machineheart is on track to become Silver Lake‘s next breakthrough. Currently working on their debut EP, the indie rock act prefers their sound to be inundated with candy pop sensibilities but their biggest hit has come from a collaboration via Vancouverite deejay Vanic adding extra electro production to their buoyant single “Circles”:

And here’s the desertscape road trip/walkabout music video for the song’s original version:

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“Beggin For Thread” by Banks

5208_0512014111145The enigma chanteuse known as BANKS leaks another brooding track, “Beggin For Thread,” off her forthcoming debut full-length Goddess –due September 9th via Harvest Records. Unlike the Tarzana native’s other seductively sedated singles, this song carries enough electro zeal to incite a rave:

“Stooped down and out, you got me beggin for thread, to sew this hole up that you ripped in my head.”

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Sea Wolf, Rare Times, White Rainbow (Show Pics)

Rare TimesSea Wolf, Rare Times, and White Rainbow recently performed at The Sayers Club for Red Bull Sound Select.

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And photographer Erik Voake was there to shoot the show:

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