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“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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“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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“Losing My Religion” Music Video by BeLL (Cover)

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BeLL is a fresh Highland Park denizen who recently commenced her solo project after a career of writing for other artists (Natalie Imbruglia, Danny O’Donoghue). With help from producer AG, her debut release is a cover of R.E.M.‘s 1991 hit “Losing My Religion” and is an epic dark pop rendering built on thunderous drums, ominous synths, and a searing voice which aptly sustains the original’s oh-so-raw passion.

“That’s me in the spotlight losing my religion.”

And here’s the cover’s equally as strong music video as directed by Jen Rosenstein:

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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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“Backseat Heart” Music Video by Ablebody

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Ablebody returns by leaking a single, “Backseat Heart,” off their forthcoming debut album, Adult Contemporaries, which drops October 14th via Lolipop Records. Produced by Kenny Gilmore (Ariel Pink‘s keyboardist), the song is an upbeat, washy bop of retro synths and funky guitars.

“You got the backseat of my heart.”

And here’s the song’s music video which follows the twin duo exploring Antelope Valley until they encounter a cadre of plant people.

Ablebody will perform on August 13th.

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“Loudspeaker” Music Video by MUNA

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MUNA returns by releasing a music video for the title track, “Loudspeaker,” of their recently released sophomore EP (RCA Records). Directed by Zaiba Jabaar, the video follows the edgy-dressed trio as they break into a shuttered building and spearhead a rager attended by their IRL friends.

“What you want from me is all of my time wasted on you.”

MUNA will soon be on tour.

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“Heart and Smoke” Music Video by Birdy Bardot (Premiere)

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Birdy Bardot is an Ocean Beach denizen obsessed with vintage instruments and hazy vibes. Her self-titled debut album was recently released via The Redwoods Music and is a solid collection of garage grooves infused with smoky psychedelia –such as “Heart and Smoke.”

“I’ll just drive and leave behind forgiveness.”

And here’s the single’s aptly trippy music video which follows Bardot taking advantage of pool time.

Birdy Bardot will perform on August 10th at The Hi-Hat.

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