Category Archives: Music Video

“Technopoly Conversations” Music Video by mini bear (Premiere)

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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.

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“Life I Know” Music Video by Creature Canyon (Premiere)

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Creature Canyon is a band of rad dudes based out of Rancho Peñasquitos. Their debut album, Life I Know, is a groovy, spastic blend of indie rock riffs delivered with a bluesy throwback such as on the title track.

“I’m living the life I know.”

And of course, such a riveting song deserves a fun music video. Shot at their bassist’s house, a local bar, and in an Old Town alleyway (among other places), the video aptly captures the band’s spontaneously energetic and hilarious personas.

Creature Canyon will perform on September 22nd at the Make-Out Room.

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“Falling Down” Music Video by This Wild Life

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This Wild Life is the project of Long Beach natives Anthony del Grosso and Kevin Jordan who years ago used to play a lot of pop-punk. The duo’s sophomore LP, Low Tides, was recently released by Epitaph Records and is their best collection yet. Produced by Aaron Marsh (of Copeland) and Jason Suwito (of Sir Sly and RAEKO), the album is filled with sincere lyrics and solid harmonies which swirl into epic anthems of acoustic indie pop. Here’s their latest single, “Falling Down,” which is a beautiful testament to the band’s superb progression.

“Nobody else can have me the way that you do.”

And here’s the track’s inventive music video.

This Wild Life is currently on tour.

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“Follow Me” Music Video by Gypsum (Premiere)

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Gypsum is a rad new band made up of four young women who first met as college students while living in West Adams. Their debut single, “Follow Me,” is a prog rock blast of psychedelic intricacies and riveting riffs all enraptured by the booming chorus and its haunting harmonies.

“Come quickly, we’re leaving the city.”

And naturally, the song deserves an equally enticing, David Lynch-inspired music video which was shot at a co-op house in their local hood and features the band conducting a very nefarious act.

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“Chic (Someone To Love)” Music Video by Cocovan

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Cocovan returns by leaking another glam-pop hit, “Chic (Someone To Love),” off her forthcoming EP The Club. The poptastic single continues her throwback ’80s vibe via bubbly digi-beats, twinkling synths, and a very shimmery voice.

“It’s time to pick up this broken heart.”

And here’s the song’s aptly adorable one-shot music video which follows a vibrant Cocovan turning a studio into her stage.

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“Rise” Music Video by Roniit

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Dark pop queen Roniit returns with a new single, “Rise,” which was written after she quit her day job and embarked on a cross country odyssey of artistic freedom. Produced by Varien, the song is an enchanting swirl of haunting synths, trip-pop beats, and edgy effects all led by a very ethereal voice.

“I can hear whispers from far away.”

And here’s the track’s music video which includes footage shot over the course of a year during her transformative journey.

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“Do Me A Favor” Music Video by Molly Marlette

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Molly Marlette is a Hollywood native and former “show-biz kid” who is now a vibrant popster with a captivating single to prove it. Her debut, “Do Me A Favor,” floats on a dreamwave of shimmering synths and digi-beats before exploding into bursts of electro-pop hooks highlighted by a sweet, enthralling voice.

“The curtains were shut tight in the room with the view.”

And here’s the song’s artistic music video which was shot at Vincent Lamouroux’s “Projection” installation (a.k.a. the “Bates Motel”) in Silver Lake.

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