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TRACK PREMIERE: KELLEIA “GOOD GIRL”

August 24th, 2018

Songwriter/singer/producer/dancer/DJ Kelleia has worked with Team Supreme and L.A. producer Dot's Unspeakable Records, and now she's releasing the fiercely personal and vividly political song "Good Girl," drawn from experiences at the very core of her own life.

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TRACK PREMIERE: WYLIE CABLE “PIROUETTE” (F. DAEDELUS)

August 22nd, 2018

Dome of Doom label founder Wylie Cable has been working on a new solo record for two years, and now it's finally about to surface. His coming Buried At Sea—with striking cover art by Wyatt Mills—is an album shot through with deep and even tragic personal experience.

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TRACK PREMIERE: THE SMOKING TREES “HONESTLY, I WISH THAT I KNEW”

August 22nd, 2018

Long-running L.A. psychedelic outfit the Smoking Trees recently evolved into co-founder Sir Psych's solo project, now that bandmate L.A. AL has moved on. But his next album is called The Adventure Continues for a reason, and Sir Psych is all set to push on into the great psychedelic unknown by himself.

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TRACK PREMIERE: RUBY HAUNT “SANCTUARY”

August 21st, 2018

Ruby Haunt is Victor Pakpour and Wyatt Ininns using a set of synthesizers to drift between the stars out in deep space, and new single "Sanctuary" is a slow-motion song about getting free by getting away. (Maybe that's the first step when it comes to finding sanctuary?) "Sanctuary" is from Ruby Haunt's coming Blue Hour full-length, due out next month, and they're in residency at the Moroccan Lounge each Monday in August.

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TRACK PREMIERE: M.A.D. “EVERYTHING”

August 20th, 2018

M.A.D. is Costa Mesa musician Mario Barrios, who plays with Avid Dancer and Gantez and who named his solo project after the concept that only the possibility of total nuclear annihilation can lead to peace. (More on this fun idea here.) His new "Everything" is about those times when the bad and the good melt into the same exact thing, and it's a dreamy—maybe even a fever-dreamy?—song that feels like it's in freefall, with a guitar melody that finally splits open in the final moments.

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TRACK PREMIERE: THE CHAVEZ RAVINE “BERMUDA TRIANGLE”

August 16th, 2018

The Chavez Ravine—named of course after an infamous part of L.A. history—is the L.A. trio with Phil Guerrero on drums, Mando Lopez on bass and Manny Nieto on guitar and vocals, and between them they have a significant discography dating back to the 90s—and of course Nieto is a storied L.A. studio engineer (now at Suplex Audio) who's worked with Health, the Breeders, Tweak Bird, Traps PS and much more. They like to describe themselves as Devo meets the Wipers, but "Bermuda Triangle" has a nicely noisy Psychocandy-style love-song-gone-wrong feel. Says Nieto