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“Sweet Melodies” by Lizzy Land

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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“Mirage Of Us” by Cocovan (Premiere)

Cocovan - Mirage Of Us - Press Picture (credit Thibault Debaveye)
The Parisian popster known as Cocovan has finally returned stateside by moving to DTLA. Sometime during the transition she decided to revamp her sound and facade by channeling the aura of ’80s femme-pop icons (Cyndi Lauper, Annie Lennox, Madonna). The result is her latest dance single, “Mirage Of Us,” which showcases her breathy-cum-power vocals over shimmery synths and fluttering digi-beats (and was completely written/produced by the French vixen herself).

“You made me go a little wild.”

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The Garden, Slow Hollows, Spencer Moody (Show Pics)

The Garden, Slow Hollows, and Spencer Moody recently performed at The Teragram Ballroom.


And David Evanko of MINIVAN Photography was there to shoot the rad show.

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He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister, Kera & The Lesbians (Show Pics)

IMG_1292He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister and Kera & The Lesbians recently performed at the Teragram Ballroom.


And David Evanko of MINIVAN Photography was there to shoot the fun show.

And here’s a live video of Kera & The Lesbians performing “Nailbiter” shot by MINIVAN Photography:

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“Some Families” Music Video by Morello (Premiere)

malMass4_photo by_Jessica DaschnerWhen Malcolm “Sir Mal” Cross isn’t performing with Pete Yorn or The Olms, he becomes Morello: an old-school funkster obsessed with singing soul about “modern life and modern love.” The Little Osaka denizen recruited Tokyo scenester Masaru Mitsu to collaborate on his latest album, The Duellists, which he considers his first “hi-fi project” with production credits from John Would (Fiona Apple) and R. Walt Vincent (Tortoise). Here’s its upbeat indie rock single, “Some Families,” which highlights the duo’s love for “obscure guitar bands and ’80s synthpop.”

“I wasn’t talking to you.”

And here’s its apt music video (directed by Alessandra Pasquino at Broken Rabbit Studios in DTLA) focusing on an artist as she works on a large painting while being troubled by sporadic flashbacks.

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

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