Pale Waves recently performed in the Voodoo Room at House of Blues San Diego.
And photog Cade Werner was there to capture some portraits and shoot the show.
L.A. Girlfriend (aka Sydney Banta) returns by releasing an equally edgy music video for her upbeat, no-wave throwback single, “84,” off her third EP Varsity.
“First it was a line that turned into a kiss.”
Completely created by Banta herself and shot in her hometown neighborhood of Clairemont, she claims the retro-filtered video is an autobiographical story of “aimless inner angst” but disguised as a day-in-the-life of a tween (played by her cousin Lauren Banta) exploring as a “lone wolf.”
Chris Pope will revive his indie rock act Blonde Summer on August 25th by releasing his fourth EP: Paradise. Less surf pop and more synth fuzz, the new songs are a welcomed pivot into a cinematic scope of sonic grandeur such as on their latest leaked single “CA Kid.”
“I’m a California kid with California love.”
And here’s the song’s superbly apt music video which features a day in the life of professional surfer Devon Howard at Swami’s.
Western Scene describe themselves as “two hombres who met at a cactus and cut it down for some tacos.” But it wasn’t that simple. Jason Burkhart met Tom Pritchard when he was in a San Diego band called Dynamite Walls and soon after became their manager. When that band broke up, Burkhart and Pritchard built a studio in Echo Park and began creating music together. With a foundation in indie rock, the man-duo delivers a sound that has the uncanny ability to strike heavy yet quickly sweep away with melodic soars.
Western Scene is currently working on their debut album with producer Hugo Nicolson (Radiohead, Primal Scream) which will include performances by John Hischke and Dan Elkan from Broken Bells. It should be released early next year, but for now here’s the leaked track “Listening”:
San Diego’s Little Hurricane is making a renown presence in SoCal. The coed duo met when drummer Celeste “C.C.” Spina exchanged her chef knives for drumsticks and posted a Craigslist ad that guitarist/vocalist Anthony “Tone” Catalano answered. They soon became North Park‘s beloved mascot and released their debut album Homewrecker (Unknown Breakthrough) –a blues rock homage of gritty riffs, bruised beats, and lyrics that stain your soul.
Here is their music video for “Haunted Heart” which was directed by DJay Brawner (Foo Fighters, Scars On 45) and shot in the Imperial Valley. Staying true to their sound, the video features lots of grime, blood, and intrigue…