Feels, Drinking Flowers, French Vanilla, Mark Tester (Show Pics)

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Feels, Drinking Flowers, French Vanilla, and Mark Tester recently performed at Basic Flowers.

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And Carlos Garcia (of 360nm) was there to shoot the rad show.

360nm: WebsiteFacebook, Instagram, Tumblr

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“Sincerely” by Stephen

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Los Angeles-based artist Stephen closed out the year with “Crossfire” –a socially conscious track which picked up a marvelous reaction by topping Hype Machine and Viral Charts (and thus accruing millions of streams). Making his first inroads into the new year, the thoughtful producer/singer-songwriter returns with “Sincerely” –a genre-bending, heartfelt track which features a warm vocal floating over an intricate, self-produced beat. The single is leaked off his debut album, Sincerely, Stephen, dropping April 26th via Halfway House Records. And as ever with Stephen, the song’s importance lies within the lyrical message.

“No child of ours should have to starve.”

Stephen will be soon co-headline a Communion tour with Eryn Allen Kane.

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Stephen: Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud

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“Gone” Music Video by MONOGEM

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MONOGEM recently returned by releasing the epic synthpop single “Gone.” With an electro-fueled chorus, the song is a viral hit.

“I’m gone cause I can do it better all alone.”

And of course, such a track deserves an equally stimulating music video. Directed by Dillon O’Neil and Chris Lowery (WE WRK WKNDS) and shot in a DTLA loft, the video showcases two girlfriends playfully flirting between friendship and attraction.

MONOGEM: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, Soundcloud

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“Let Go” by SweeTTooth (Premiere)

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SweeTTooth is the new project of McCoy Kirgo (formerly of Talk In Tongues) and Mac Hill. Friends since middle school, the duo now produces their music out of their home studios (Mt. Washington and South Pasadena respectively). The result is their debut single “Let Go” –a catchy, upbeat dreamwave of shimmery synths, danceable digi-beats, and electro blasts all highlighted by a smooth falsetto.

“My eyes were closed, but I saw fine.”

SweeTTooth: Twitter, Instagram, Souncloud

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“like a feather or a pawprint” Music Video by Field Medic (Premiere)

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When Kevin Patrick (of Rin Tin Tiger) creates music all alone in his Excelsior District apartment, he becomes Field Medic. Sometimes quirky but always serene, his solo project conjures beautiful lo-fi melodies with a freak-folk perspective. Here’s his second single, “like a feather or a pawprint,” off his eighth EP that beer called becks reminds me of a haiku i wrote (Sunroom Recordz & Salon).

“I don’t need to see you to feel you.”

And here’s the song’s equally raw music video which was primarily shot in Woodland Hills and on a train to San Jose.

Field Medic will perform on February 22nd and 27th.

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Field Medic: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud

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“Goldmine” by YOURS

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After moving from Tallahassee to San Francisco, Milton Nieves and Kazmo Vilmar conjured the concept of YOURS while strolling through Haight-Ashbury. The result is a funky, indie-experimental project that is as quirky as it is groovy. Imagine if Of Montreal pared down a little, played with electronics more, and took lots of speed. Here’s their latest leaked single, “Goldmine,” off their forthcoming self-titled sophomore EP which was produced by Jamie Riotto at the analog studio Tiny Telephone.

“I’m feeling just a little pixelated today.”

YOURS will perform on April 9th at Rickshaw Stop.

YOURS: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Soundcloud

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