Monthly Archives: February 2015

Deap Vally, Wild Wild Wets, Muscle Beech (Show Pics)

IMG_1992-2Deap Vally, Wild Wild Wets, and Muscle Beech recently performed at Belly Up.

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And Minivan Photography was there to shoot the show.

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“Weekend Millionaires” by Katelyn Tarver

Katelyn_TarverLos Feliz denizen Katelyn Tarver recently leaked the first single, “Weekend Millionaires,” off her forthcoming album. As a result of collaborating with Swedish composer/producer Ludwig Goransson (HAIM), the playful song alters between a lite funk groove and a glossy pop anthem:

“Until Monday comes again, we’re weekend millionaires.”

Katelyn Tarver will perform on March 9th at Bootleg HiFi.

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How to Dress Well, SWIMM (Show Pics)

How to Dress WellHow to Dress Well and SWIMM recently performed at The Sayers Club for Red Bull Sound Select.

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And photog Andy Barron was there to shoot the show:

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“America” by XYLØ

unnamedTogether, brother/sister duo Paige and Chase Duddy collaborate as XYLØ. The Westlake Village duo’s debut single, “America,” is a stellar ode with a chillax pace and overcast aura carried by subtle synths, spacious beats, and Paige’s lush vox:

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“I Won’t Be Falling In Love” by CELLARS (Premiere)

shoot1CELLARS (aka Alle Norton) returns with another synth laden single off her second album Lovesick (Records Ad Nauseam). Recorded at Kittyhaus Studios (aka her Noho apartment), the album alters between funkwave and chill pop with “I Won’t Be Falling In Love” leaning towards the latter but still striking a shimmering groove:

CELLARS will perform tonight (February 26th) at La Cita Bar.

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And at Casey’s Irish Pub on March 7th.

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“Linger” by Alanna Clarke

nZtLeTt_Htdrc30UwEWTR0FIENGdP3kE4nC2aqWzouYIndie popstress Alanna Clarke returns by leaking another track, “Linger,” soaked by her soulful vox. But unlike her debut single “Heartstrings,” this song carries a darker tone via droning synths and deep digi-beats which manifest beneath Clarke’s epic soars.

“And now I know, that you keep on lingering.”

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“Old House” by Armors

armors_press_1At a Lake Forest practice space, five young men come together to perform as Armors. Perhaps removed just enough to not be influenced by the evolving trends of L.A., the quintet evokes earnest indie rock built on solid melodic soars. Their new single, “Old House,” was produced by Adam Castilla (of The Colourist) and only makes us eager for their debut release:

Armors will perform on March 9th at The Satellite.

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“Millionaire” by The Janks (Premiere)

The Janks Press 1The Janks return by leaking another track, “Millionaire,” since the release of their EP Living In Denial. As if played from a honkey-tonk jukebox during a bar brawl, the song might be the Zmed brothers’ rowdiest ditty yet with gritty riffs, bursting blues, and sweaty zeal. The only sound missing is the crash of beer bottles breaking.

“I’m not your monkey, can’t make me dance.”

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“Air” by FMLYBND

image4FMLYBND decided to blow our minds again by leaking another track of electro beats and haunting synths. But unlike their past songs, “Air” never completely blasts out of its gripping state of gloom but instead envelopes like a cold coastal fog taunting with an ethereal vox:

FMLYBND will perform on March 6th at Rickshaw Stop.

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“Elysian” Music Video by Northern American (Premiere)

NorthernAmerican_FoliaegColorSmall_NinelleEfremovaNorthern American was founded by high school friends Nate Paul (guitar/vocals) and Shane Alch (keys) who recruited Augusto Vega (bass) and Bruno Calenda (drums) after moving to Los Feliz. The quartet is a collaborative project with each band member contributing to the act’s chillaxed indie rock vibe that’s oft washed by groove bits and soothing sunsets. Their debut full-length, Modern Phenomena, was produced by Raymond Richards (Local Natives, Avid Dancer) and will be released on May 19th via Heist or Hit Records. But for now here’s its first leaked single, “Elysian,” which sails on a smooth, warm shimmer of acoustic strums, strolling keys, and a wallowing steel guitar:

And here’s its mood capturing music video which shows the band performing in B&W or soaking up the SoCal lifestyle:

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