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TRACK PREMIERE: J. BONIGNO “TRIP”

June 22nd, 2018

Echo Park (via this continent and one more) musician J. Bonigno is about to release the follow up to 2017's charmingly hazy San Minotauro EP, and here's the especially charismatic A-side.

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TRACK PREMIERE: LFZ “NATURALISTIC”

June 21st, 2018

L.A. experimental guitarist Sean Smith has a new album about to materialize on Castle Face under the name LFZ, and his new song "Naturalistic" is seven scintillating minutes of something like Sandy Bull transformed into Terry Riley-style Rainbow In Curved Air fractal repetition, presented with such depth and clarity you can practically hear the air molecules vibrate and collide.

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TRACK PREMIERE: HOOVERIII “GUILLOTINE”

June 18th, 2018

Fully committed freak rockers Hooveriii have a new 7" about to hit atmosphere and here's the A (for "attack," or maybe "alien"?) side "Guillotine," a gnarly mid-tempo piece of pulp sci-fi that's part Hawkwind—especially when they hit low orbit about three minutes in—and part Chrome and of course part some contemporaties like Ty Segall and thee Oh Sees.

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TRACK PREMIERE: JAMES V “TELEVISION”

June 15th, 2018

L.A. waking-dreamer James V is back with the new "Television," four minutes flat (or not so flat) of squishy-squashy AOR-tar that's got a pop primal-scream-era Lennon vocal dissolving in some Eno-y primordial production soup, and of course it's a song named for the second-messiest medium out there. (You're reading this on the first.)

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TRACK PREMIERE: SMOKESCREENS “USED TO YESTERDAY”

June 14th, 2018

L.A. band Smokescreens' last album was nicely noisy Flying Nunnery, but this title track to their coming full-length sounds like one of Wire's catchiest or the Clean's very cleanest.

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EP PREMIERE: MAYACAMAS “I-5”

June 14th, 2018

L.A. producer Mayacamas (Duncan Woodbury) is about to put out his new I-5 EP, with each track precisely suited for one of those long almost-lightless night drives up or down California's backbone freeway.