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TRACK PREMIERE: EX MYKAH “BERLIN LIES”

L.A.-based sessioneer and polymath Ex Mykah is about to put out his debut album, and here's the first single: a lushly produced—maybe even to the point of adjectives like "narcotic"—hip-hop-gone-abstract song that's bristling with strange and anxious energy in everything from its rhythm to its melody. That's exactly the point, too, according to Ex Mykah: the song is "about falling into a vortex of sex and drugs [and] losing your mind," prelude to an album used to examine the grimmest aspects of modern life. (Specifically: "Social class, broken economic systems, drug abuse, and moral decline.') Ex Mykah's full-length will be out later this year on Kowloon Records (also home of Cocaine Kisses) and you can visit Ex Mykah here.

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SINGLE PREMIERE: LEVITATION ROOM “WARMTH OF THE SUN”

East L.A.'s Levitation Room have a new single about to materialize into being and it's two songs of fully committed 66 UK psychedelia-gone-80s paisley underground—yes, that is a sitar in the first few seconds!—with an A-side dedicated to the metaphorical potency of the sun (not too unlike the Misunderstood) and an explicitly dreamy instrumental B-side that recalls classic Third Rail-era Rain Parade. "Warmth Of The Sun" is limited to 100 extravagantly individualized vinyl copies—each one on unique psychedelic splatter vinyl—and is available for pre-order here from Greenway Records. They'll play this Sunday at Resident with fellow L.A. RECORD featurees Mad Wallsget tickets here and flyer below!

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FLEET FOXES + AMEN DUNES @ FOX POMONA THEATRE

Photos by Marcos Manrique “When we were first starting out-coming from Seattle, we played the Glass House. We played to three people and got paid $25, which was pretty much gas money so we could keep going with our tour. It’s cool to be playing…

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JAPANESE BREAKFAST + SNAIL MAIL + AND AND AND @ THE ROXY

Photos by Patrick Do Fresh off her Coachella set on Sunday, Michelle Zauner and her solo musical project Japanese Breakfast played the Roxy last night. Many songs from her sophomore album Soft Sounds from Another Planet were played as Zauner and her band-including her husband…

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ANGEL OLSEN + ADRIANNE LENKER @ THE EL REY THEATRE

Photos by Stephanie Port Words by Madison Desler “So you guys know the band’s not coming out, right?,” reigning indie darling Angel Olsen asked last night at The El Rey Theatre, where she performed an intimate solo show without her usual, besuited sidemen. It was…

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THE MURDER CITY DEVILS + BIG BUSINESS @ THE TERAGRAM BALLROOM

Photos by Marcos Manrique It is always a good time when The Murder City Devils come to town. They may not have a new album out, but lead vocalist Spencer Moody has a book that was just released called My Laurels which was sitting on…