“Trigger Happy” by Carlton

unnamedCarlton returns by leaking another track, “Trigger Happy,” off their forthcoming second EP. With a steady uplifting tempo, the song is a boost of posi-pop thanks to danceable tom-tom beats, soft synths, and a super catchy chorus. We dare you not to smile and sing along:

Carlton is currently on the Feed Good Tour.


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“Freak” by Olivver

Olivver 011Olivver returns by leaking the title track off his forthcoming EP Freak. With airy synths, gentle guitars, and digital drums the song is a nostalgic throwback to optimistic outro tracks from ’80s teen movies.

“I remember the time, I know you felt it too…”

Olivver‘s EP release show is at The Lyric Theatre on October 28th.


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Hanni El Khatib, Hin Du (Show Pics)

Hanni El KhatibHanni El Khatib and Hin Du (formerly Hindu Pirates) recently performed at The Del Monte Speakeasy for Red Bull Sound Select.

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And photog Koury Angelo was there to shoot the show.

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“Off The Rails” by Great White Buffalo

photo(17)Great White Buffalo recently released their third EP: Fangs. The four songs might be the grit rockers most polished collection yet –perhaps due to working with producer Hugo Nicolson (Beck, Father John Misty). But what wasn’t tweaked was the band’s raw passion which reliably drives their songs into melodic frenzies. Here’s “Off The Rails”:

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alt-J, The Acid (Show Pics)


alt-J and The Acid recently performed at The Greek Theatre and photog Tajna Tanovic was there to shoot the show.

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“Forgive” by Pr0files

IMG_1143Pr0files recently leaked an uncharacteristic piano ode entitled “Forgive.” But we should have known this was only a stripped version of the track as the original returns the coed duo to form with punching digi-beats, slicing synths, and oh-so-riveting vocals:

Pr0files will perform at Touch Vinyl on October 24th.


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Moon Block Party (Show Pics, Vol. 2)

IMG_3050Moon Block Party recently returned for its third year.


And Minivan Photography was there to shoot Black Lips, Death Hymn Number 9, JJUUJJUU, Spoon, and Tinariwen.

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“Cyanide Lollipop” by Emily Gold (Premiere)

emlightsEmily Gold‘s sound is split between dream-pop haze and grunge rock fuzz as an unapologetic salute to the ’90s. Early next year she will follow-up her debut EP, Wrap You Up In Dreams, with a full-length, Recluse, which was co-written by producer David Burris who originally met Gold while classmates in high school. Here’s the album’s first leaked single “Cyanide Lollipop”:

“Cyanide lollipop, I’ll make your lips numb…”

And the album’s teaser video:

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“Kowalski” by MODERNS

MODERNS-GroupAlan Oakes (of Let Em Riot) returns with a new project, MODERNS, by collaborating with multi-instrumentalist Christopher Fudurich and vocalist Rosie Okumura. Based out of an Arts District studio, the trio stays true to Oakes’ retro pop form by blending striking synths, digi-beats, and stirring vocals. The result is arresting and most definitely danceable. Here’s the track “Kowalski” off their self-titled debut EP:

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“Home” by AMAN

Processed with RookieThe fresh-face known as AMAN returns by leaking “Home.” Unlike his debut burner single, “Haunted,” this new track is an uptempo buildup driven by his signature soulful vox and spurts of edgy pop. By proving he can cover both ends of the spectrum, AMAN‘s eventual breakthrough is now inevitable.

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