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TRACK PREMIERE: LOST IN STARS “DON’T YA!”

November 12th, 2018

Lost In Stars is L.A. musician and poet Dylan Willoughby, and his coming Fabula full-length is an electronic album with inspiration from several centuries—he specifically mentions John Cage (born 1912) and Hildegard of Bingen (born 1179) and he even reaches back into his own history with a reworking of his 1989 comp track “Growing Circles.” His newest single is the brooding and propulsive "DON'T YA," a slow-burner that suggests like Primal Scream with a goth-y/industrial finish. Says Willoughby: "Above percolating basslines and cheeky horns, [it's] a call for salvation on the dance floor.” Lost In Stars' Fabula is out Fri., Nov. 16—get it direct here!

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TRACK PREMIERE: HARRIET BROWN “MAN”

November 8th, 2018

Harriet Brown recorded his extremely solo new album at his new home in Los Angeles—except for vocal features by Ana Roxanne and Felicia Douglass, he played and sang everything himself—and the resulting Mall of Fortune is a soul record and something of a soul-searching record, too. New single "Man" is an especially incandescent song, something that connects the spirit and feel of Marvin Gaye or Shuggie Otis to the here and now—and it suggests good things from that Mall of Fortune full-length, due next year on Innovative Leisure.

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TRACK PREMIERE: TOMEMITSU “I SHATTER” (MAGNETIC FIELDS)

November 5th, 2018

Next month, Living Statue Records will put out the Magnetic Fields covers compilation You Can Sing Me Anything: A Tribute to 69 Love Songs, and L.A's Tomemitsu turns the unconventional "I Shatter" into a dreamy melancholy pop song, exchanging Merritt's processed voice and cello for a bass/guitar/drums arrangement that'd fit nicely on the b-side of a Cure single.

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TRACK PREMIERE: GRAVE FLOWERS BONGO BAND “SACRED”

October 29th, 2018

Gabe Flores is in charge of at least half the electricity as lead guitarist in L.A.'s cataclysmic Hooveriii, but Grave Flowers Bongo Band (with Vaughn Christensen and Andy Caly) is his acoustic project—which isn't to imply it's any less intense.

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TRACK PREMIERE: THE SIDE EYES “GET ME OUT”

October 22nd, 2018

L.A./OC punk quartet Side Eyes are back with a 7" sequel to their 2017 In The Red Records full-length So Sick: "Get Me Out" is upgunned hardcore punk with one big riff and one big concept that's right there in the title.

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ALBUM PREMIERE: KENNY SEGAL “HAPPY LITTLE TREES”

October 18th, 2018

Longtime producer Kenny Segal (Busdriver, Open Mike Eagle, the Kleenrz, Milo and so many more) has finally put his first-ever solo instrumental album. Yes, he did a few Kenstrumentals—but everything on happy little trees is all brand new material, not tracks that appeared on someone else's album. And yes, that's absolutely a Bob Ross reference in the title, but happy little trees isn't really all that happy.