“Like You Do” (feat. Grace Kelly) by Wildling

Wildling -GROUP 1-Wildling is a Valley-based music act who continues to grow in ambition and roster (including Cayucas‘ former drummer Casey Brothers). Their latest leaked single, “Like You Do,” is a burner buildup of gritty blues and epic soul ascended to the heavens via Grace Kelly‘s piercing voice. Their forthcoming debut EP is going to be stellar.

And here’s its lyric video:

Wildling will perform at The Satellite on November 23rd.


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“Lie To Me” by Milo Greene

Milo Greene - Pub 1 -Hartman_HarrisMilo Greene leaked another single, “Lie To Me,” off their sophomore LP CONTROL (dropping January 27th via Elektra/Chop Shop). The upbeat track continues the band’s surprising pivot from delicate indie rock to buoyant pop via digital drums and danceable rhythms –and the result is a refreshing joie de vivre:

And here’s its lyric video:

Milo Greene will tour this February and March.


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“Carry Me Upstream” by Battlehooch (Premiere)

PR photo 3 altThe Mission District‘s Battlehooch is a psych-pop powerhouse chock-full with members and instruments. The sextet will follow-up their Hot Lungs LP with an EP, Wink, on November 22nd that the band describes as “colorful sounds with heavy rhythms.” Their new leaked single, “Carry Me Upstream,” proudly attests to that with help from the Battlehooch Back Up Singers (Allison Kane, Kendra McKinley, and Sharon Litzky).

And here’s its lyric video:

Battlehooch‘s record release show will be at Bottom of the Hill on November 22nd.


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“Thrills” (Acoustic) Music Video by El May (Premiere)

Lara poolCalifornia-by-Australia artist El May (aka Lara Meyerratken) recently released her second album, The Other Person is You, via Rose Quartz Records. More oft than not, the album boasts buoyant pop including the digi-beat laden “Thrills.” El May and director Lizzy Henry decided the lush lo-fi track deserved an acoustic version and an accompanying music video shot at multiple swimming pools throughout Los Angeles –including El May‘s favorite lap pool in Glassell Park– all in one day. The video features cameos from El May’s band with drummer Scott Heiner as the “sax” player and bassist Scott Leahy as the irate lifeguard:

El May will perform tonight (11-18) at El Cid.


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“Red River” by Minnow (Premiere)

minnowpressflowersThe Valley-based rock act Minnow returns by releasing their debut full length Trembles & Temperance (Anchor Eighty Four Records) –a record they claim is themed on “hopeless romanticism, nostalgia of youth, and coping with death.” Recorded at The Atomic Garden in Palo Alto and produced by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Whirr, Joyce Manor), the album continues the band’s tranquil guitar intricacies into crescendoing bursts of experimental zest. This brand of indie rock has become endangered since the early aughts and it’s riveting to experience again. Here’s the build-up track “Red River”

Minnow‘s record release show will be on November 29th at Uncles Studios.


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Twin Peaks, Criminal Hygiene, Meatbodies (Show Pics)

Criminal HygieneTwin Peaks, Criminal Hygiene, and Meatbodies recently performed at The Echo.


And Minivan Photography was there to shoot the show.

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“This Side of Paradise” Music Video by Hayley Kiyoko

HK IMG_7812Hayley Kiyoko returns by releasing a sharp music video for her edgy pop masterpiece “This Side of Paradise.” With an opening shot at Sunken City in San Pedro, The montage video gives the song a deeper depth via a murky ambience and puzzling theme that accurately captures the mood of SoCal during the winter. Just another vindication to keep your eyes on this indie pop prodigy. 

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“Night Verses” by Cannons

IMG_0371The trio known as Cannons returns by leaking another track, “Night Verses,” off their forthcoming debut full-length. Less chillwave, the song is more beat driven digi-pop compelled by an R&B undertone due to Michelle Joy’s oh-so lush vox:

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Henry Wolfe, Aaron Embry (Show Pics)

Henry WolfeHenry Wofle recently hosted his EP release show at Bootleg HiFi along with Aaron Embry.


And photog Tajna Tanovic was there to shoot the show.

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