Glass Animals recently performed at the Greek Theatre.
And photog Mallory Turner was there to shoot the rad show.
When Brijesh Pandya isn’t drumming for superb local acts (Air Life, Alina Bea, Cassandra Violet, Steady Holiday), he’s making music as Haathi (Hindi for “elephant”). His debut single, “Say Goodnight,” was recorded in his Valley Village apartment and is a bop of indie rock with a buoyant tempo and a catchy chorus channeling a worldbeat vibe that would make Gotye jealous.
“The mistake was all mine to keep lying to myself this time.”
Haathi will perform on October 16th at The Resident.
coyóte returns by leaking a new single, “a lil bit,” off their forthcoming debut EP just a lil bit. Besides a new preference for lowercase letters, the single marks a departure from their more indie pop-past and reveals a new direction of riveting indie rock via frenetic pacing, intense riffs, and dance-punk rhythms.
“All my friends get by a lil bit.”
Mother Mare is the project of Orange native Robyn Maya and Julio Quijano who describe their sound as “music from the moon.” Their latest superb single, “We’re Dreaming,” was recorded in bedrooms and lives up to their vibe with ominous synths, trip-pop beats, and alternating coed vocals. The result is a spellbinding sway until the tempo heightens via pumping beats.
“I don’t wanna believe what everyone else sees.”
mini bear (a.k.a. Lauren Kop) recently returned by releasing her sophomore EP, Mind Control, via New Professor Music. Mixed and mastered by Allene Norton (of CELLARS), the songs continue Kop’s signature style of darkish retrowave pop via analog synths, danceable digi-beats, and haunting vocals. Here’s the eerie single “Technopoly Conversations” which features Norton on backing vocals and Danny Fluck on synth bass.
“Your truths hide in the depths of your heart.”
And here’s the song’s music video which was shot in DTLA, directed by Nova Rockafeller and Kavan The Kid, features bright animations by Robin Eisenberg, and Sydney Banta (of L.A. Girlfriend) and Taleen Kali (of TÜLIPS) as Robert Palmer-inspired backup dancers. Kop claims the video’s concept is a “neon dream” where she “receives a call from her future self to give a warning that the future is rapidly approaching and she will no longer be human.” The result is smoky, trippy, and reliably rad.
mini bear‘s EP release party is on October 7th at Resident.
Skymachine is the project of Brydon Hulse who is a native of Christchurch, New Zealand but currently calls Lakewood home. His debut EP, Young Guns, was recently released and its title track is a buoyant bop of alt-pop via catchy beats, striking synths, and effervescent guitarwork as if a more digital cross between Cayucas and Vampire Weekend.
“I’m a runner, not a fighter no more.”
Skymachine will perform at The Silverlake Lounge on October 18th.