Category Archives: Single

“Sweet Melodies” by Lizzy Land

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Lizzy Land (her real name) is a Portland native who now calls DTLA home. After spending some time performing in Mating Ritual, she has now sparked her solo career by leaking the first single, “Sweet Melodies,” off her forthcoming debut EP. Produced by Taylor Lawhon (a.k.a. Suede James), the chill, pop song floats on a wave of intricate synth work, midtempo beats, and a sharp vox with breathy choruses.

“I don’t need my eyes when you’re around.”

Lizzy Land: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Soundcloud

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“Young & Thriving” by Rodes Rollins

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Rodes Rollins is a fresh songster based in Los Feliz who recently leaked the first single, “Young & Thriving,” off her forthcoming debut EP Young Adult. Produced by Alex Goose (Kevin Gates, Weezer) and featuring Stella Mozgawa (of Warpaint) on drums, the nostalgic song channels a desert nightscape via a somber blend of echoing guitar lines, psychedelic tones, and a very hypnotic voice.

“Moonrise will haunt you til cold.”

Rodes Rollins: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud

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“Say Goodnight” by Haathi (Premiere)

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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.

Haathi: Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud

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“a lil bit” by coyóte


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.”

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

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“We’re Dreaming” by Mother Mare (Premiere)


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.”

Mother Mare: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, Soundcloud

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“Young Guns” by Skymachine

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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.

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

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“Make It Boom” by LA Qoolside

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LA Qoolside is the new project of twins Michael/Thomas Mauriello and Marika Dahlin (of WARGIRL). Based in Los Feliz, the trio just released their debut single, “Make It Boom,” which is a bombastic blend of party-hop beats, dance-punk percussion, experimental effects, and rap-sung vocals. The result is a fresh, edgy blast of blatant fun caught between Junior Senior and M.I.A. (and will definitely make you dance).

“If you wanna make it big you better start to crawl.”

And here’s the track’s selective lyric video.

LA Qoolside: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Soundcloud

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