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VIDEO PREMIERE: SAN MINOTAURO “ALTERYESSING”

San Minotauro is the endlessly developing project of one J. Bonigno, featured here last year before starting something new. After several worthy singles, Bonigno's newest San Minotauro work is exploring a dreamier half-awake-half-asleep sound. The full San Minotauro EP 2 was mastered by industry vet John Greenham (Luke Top, Kevin Morby and more) and features striking art by Marco Oggian, and comes out Fri. June 28—but you can get to "Alteryessing" on Spotify right now!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: “AEROS (OR: HOW I CHEATED SECOND DEATH)”

Respectful Lust Records' new "Aeros" project is something different than the usual music video. In short, it's an experience, and it was an experience to put together, too. As Respectful Lust's Curt Barlage explains, Aeros involved a production of thirty people as well as film-specific music, a series of zero-budget zero-permit shoots and an unflagging sense of purpose: "Director Steven [Soria] and I feel very fortunate to be in a community of all these amazing artists and creators that make up the Respectful Lust family," he says. "We essentially work on a barter system. I'm very proud of the family and what we accomplished in 3 very challenging months of production." Settle in for a serious watch, and visit Respectful Lust here once you've recovered. Full tracklist below.

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SANTIGOLD @ THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

Photos by Katy Gumble Santigold was at the tail end of a tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of her self-titled album. During her set, she spoke about the inception of the album in Brooklyn and working with former Stiffed bandmate John Davis. “We didn’t think…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: EAMON FOGARTY “GODS’ GUTS”

Eamon Fogarty came from New Hampshire and got to L.A. through a zig-zag that took him through Utah nuclear boomtown Moab and finally landed him in Chris Schlarb's storied Long Beach studio, where he recorded his coming Blue Values LP during the winter of 2016. First single "Gods' Guts" (note the position of the apostrophe) is an understandably muted affair, a dissipated soft-rock song with a Scott Walker-gone-Steely Dan thing happening—basically the perfect vibe for wandering around Los Angeles disillusioning yourself, and for realizing that the way you float in the pool is the way you're floating through life. Fogarty's Blue Values is out July 26 on Jealous Butcher, and you can pre-order it here. He'll be touring the west this June and finishing with an L.A. date at Gold Diggers—full dates below.

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TRACK PREMIERE: BIG TONE + HOUSE SHOES “NO GUEST LIST” (FT. QUELLE CHRIS)

Big Shoes is the new album by Detroit hip-hop eminence Big Tone and L.A./Detroit figure House Shoes, and together they stand up a silhouette gigantic enough to cover half the country. Shoes produced every track here while Big Tone leads a top-notch roster of featurees, and it's set for June 7 release on Shoes' Street Corner Music. (Pre-order here.) As the title suggests, it's a meditation on legacy, and what it means to honor the past while still working to build a worthy future. Like you'd expect, it's a deep and complex album, and "No Guest List" is a stand-out track. Get fitted for Big Shoes here—full tracklist with features below.

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SASAMI @ THE GETTY MUSEUM

Photos by Katy Gumble Welcome to Sasami’s classroom at The Getty Museum Lecture Hall. The spot for Saturdays at the 405 at the Getty is outside where it’s usually sunny, but the rain cancelled that idea. Sasami’s music lesson was brought indoors and even her…