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TRACK PREMIERE: ELUSIVE “SIDE STEP”

July 17th, 2017

L.A. producer Elusive has a new album Moments out July 28 on the powerhouse Dome of Doom label, and here's a stand-out track: the slinky glitchy loop-the-loop instrumental "Side Step," which sounds like someone running a video game level in reverse. (Lower the flag, abandon the princess, lose all your money ... but also get your lives back!) 200 blue cassettes of Moments available here—get them before the game is over!

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TRACK PREMIERE: DZANG “Deepest Darkest” (f. Maria Minerva)

July 13th, 2017

Dzang is L.A. producer Adam Gunther and a very particular sort of vision that takes a gourmet 80s big-budget production style and bends and warps it just enough to fit these warped times. His 3G is out tomorrow on his own label and here's the second single, featuring L.A.-relocated vocalist Maria Minerva. "Deepest Darkest" is a spare slow-burner of a song built on a ghostly hook and made for solo trips down deserted surface streets. He'll be performing on July 19 at the Hi Hat in Highland Park and on Aug. 4 at Touch Vinyl. Get the music and visit Dzang here!

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TRACK PREMIERE: BILLY CHANGER “NEW YEAR DREAMS”

July 7th, 2017

L.A. producer/musician/mutant-pop visionary Billy Changer is back with the second single from his forthcoming LP: "New Year Dreams" catches that auld-lang-syne feeling of delirium and joy perfectly, with perfectly precise Cure-meets-Wire guitar work underscoring this story of romance, regret and hoping against hope. Changer starts his tour with the mighty Broncho today with double dates at Brooklyn's Union Pool, and returns home for a show at the Smell on Aug. 4. Full tour dates below!

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TRACK PREMIERE: WARGIRL “LITTLE GIRL”

July 7th, 2017

Last night, they played the Hammer, and today Wargirl releases the first single from their long-awaited debut EP, slated for release later this year on Sweden's Lab259 label. "Little Girl" matches shimmering new wave melody with a little feel-good funkadelic falsetto to make a song perfectly suited for a long summer drive or a wild summer dancefloor. Visit Wargirl here!

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ALBUM PREMIERE: LITRONIX ‘PUMP THE GAS’ (OUT TODAY ON PORCH PARTY RECORDS!)

June 16th, 2017

Litronix mastermind Kevin Litrow spent months living above a frenetic gas station in Venice, the kind of place where the best and worst of people—the insanity, the mundanity and sometimes the raw humanity—is always on display. And when he moved away, he'd put everything he'd seen into an album with its feet on the pavement and its head (and heart) in the stars. Pump The Gas—produced with Avi Buffalo and available today from Long Beach's Porch Party Records label!—is like if Suicide kept the synthesizers and drum machines but added their own self-help philosophy.

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TRACK PREMIERE: ALTERNATIVE FACTS “TRANSPLANTS”

June 8th, 2017

Here comes some cosmic private-press psychedelia from skater/musician Norman Woods and his extremely topical new crew Alternative Facts and a song about people who move out to L.A.—or a place like L.A.—and then fall off the edge. (Although lines like, "You've lost all you had / and no one around you seems to care" are all too universal, really.) Don't let the subdued first half put you at ease, though: "Transplants" gets nice and ugly as it finishes, maybe to make the point about how these transplant stories sometimes end. Find more Alternative Facts here!