Sir Sly recently performed at the El Rey Theatre.
And photog Mallory Turner was there to shoot the fantastic show.
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.”
iamBADDLUCK is originally from Boston but now calls NoHo home. Her debut single, “Oath,” was produced by Rob Persaud and is a dark pop (or as she calls it: “Wicca pop”) ode built on thumping trap beats, ominous synths, and a soaring voice.
“Put your hand on mine.”
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.”
Coed duo Sibling recently released their self-titled EP which includes the track “Rearview.” The song is their most epic yet with rumbling beats, swelling synths, gentle piano, and Elodie Tomlinson’s soaring voice.
“Stuck on you in the rear-view.”
Katelyn Tarver returns by leaking another single, “What Do We Know Now,” off her debut EP, Tired Eyes, which drops November 18th via Duly Noted Records. The song bounces around via midtempo beats, dark synths, gentle piano, a catchy-go-lucky chorus, and an epic sing-along but the poptastic constant is Tarver’s reliably breathy, angelic voice.
“If I knew then what I know now…”
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.”
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.