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“Technopoly Conversations” Music Video by mini bear (Premiere)

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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“84” Music Video by L.A. Girlfriend (Premiere)

LAGFPSprings_2014_07-2L.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.”

L.A. Girlfriend: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, Soundcloud

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