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TRACK PREMIERE: SILENTSHOUT “NOTHING BEHIND MY EYES”

February 15th, 2019

Global warming is a hoax. A polar vortex has frozen shut Midwest pierogi factories, Oslo still exists, and L.A. is definitely like, almost cold. Oh, and SILENTSHOUT just released the chilliest song of the year. The LA-based duo’s excellent "Nothing Behind My Eyes" is about a post-human earth—a place with no processes, no industry, no obligation. Get "Nothing" here, and lyrics and full credits below.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: HEVIN “GET YOUR HANDS UP”

February 15th, 2019

hevln is living in hell, and he’s got company. The prolific producer’s lo-fi video for "Get Your Hands Up" is both emotionally detached and gut-wrenching, and a reminder—in case you forgot—that police shoot innocent people. He sings about brothers dying, stolen civil rights, and living in darkness, while playing the most narcoleptic news reporter yet. It’s like a darkly-comic ’What’s Going On,’ warped by modern media. hevln's "Get Your Hands Up" single is available digitally now, and he'll be performing tonight at Resident. Get tickets here!

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TRACK PREMIERE: PANDER SERA “GAZEBO”

February 14th, 2019

There’s nothing more alluring than an auteur—the thought of a singular figure building a world and inviting you in to hear the esoteric thoughts kicking around their head. Well, Pander Sera’s thoughts are noisy. On the stadium-sized psychedelic fuzz track ‘Gazebo,’ bright, brilliant snares and ominous low-end ostinato grab you by your laundry-day t-shirt and pull you into a world apart from ours. Sera is a gifted multi-instrumentalist—most notably on these rocket shot drums; they sound like compressed cannons—whose music acts, in her words, ’as a satisfying expression of the internal oscillations she feels living on the cusp of perceived genders.’ ‘Set fire to your new gazebo,’ Sera belts near the end of this 2:22 romp. With heat like this coming from the speakers, she might just light the match for you. Pander Sera performs on Sat., Mar. 16, at Junior High—flyer below!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: MOUSEY “BITCH”

February 13th, 2019

Mousey McGlynn isn't shy, despite her first name. She’s at the vanguard of the vanguard of L.A.’s next-wave beat scene, part of the percolating Beat Cinema collective, a rare singer-beatmaker in a murderers’ row of talented knob-twisters. Today she releases the video for ‘Bitch,’ a soothing-yet-scathing agglomeration of jarring scenes indicting the 4chan faithful. You can find more of her here, and catch her regularly at Beat Cinema shows at Apt. 503 in Koreatown.

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MAXO: I’LL MAKE IT HAPPEN

January 28th, 2019

Maxo is one of those same-time type people. There’s a duality in his art and general conversation—a bifurcation. He’s at once open and shut off, eager to share but hard to reach. This is, of course, irresistible. It doesn’t hurt that his output thus far has been a sanguine and stupendous outpouring of intimate burners, a quiet storm of rage pushed down and processed. His new single “Time” is a crash course in Maxo, a summation of the desire and distance woven throughout his catalogue. We talked about his upcoming album, food and death. This interview by Tolliver.

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YOUNG FATHERS: IT JUST COMES

November 7th, 2018

Young Fathers aren’t superstars, but they should be. They’ll be doing Drake-like stints at Staples if it’s up to singer Alloysious Massaquoi. Ahead of the band’s Friday, Nov. 9, set at the Fonda, he talked about their pop-leaning, course-altering latest album Cocoa Sugar, L.A.’s oblique influence on their music and the thrill of collaboration. This interview by Tolliver.