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#GVLOVESYOU: NO FEES FOR MORE THAN FORTY GOLDENVOICE SHOWS THROUGH TONIGHT!

February 10th, 2019

Goldenvoice has a special promotion right now to show their love for the music community across Los Angeles: for a limited time, fans can get tickets without any fees to more than 40 shows from February to June! The complete list -- with Vince Staples, Empress Of, James Blake and lots more—is here! Act fast—this offer ends on Sunday!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: DAS KOPE “MEET YOU IN THE DARK”

February 8th, 2019

L.A.'s Das Kope moved from Sao Paulo to a metaphysically subterranean apartment in Hollywood and delivered into the light the "Ready For The Summer" video last summer. Now he's back with the similarly surreal "Meet You In The Dark." It's like a Bowie or Lennon solo ballad—so yes, Tame Impala people, wander in here—reincarnated with the highest-slash-dirtiest tech 1990 had to offer, from the pixelated drum sounds to the gloriously primitive VGA visuals. Think sci-fi meets lo-fi in slo-mo—a digital downer about drifting through existence as only a lonely voice in a song, a signal bouncing from planet to empty planet. As a musical and visual metaphor, it's all about deep space. Kope explains:

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TRACK PREMIERE: CORNERS “DAMAGES”

February 1st, 2019

Corners (interviewed here) was an L.A. band that did everything their own way—they made a left-turn into bleaked-out post-punk when everyone else was playing around with psych and garage, and they put together an album of such clarity and vision that it was almost too sharp to touch when everyone else was hiding under reverb and lo-fi. (It helped that everyone in the band was a top-notch audio engineer.) 2014's Maxed Out On Distractions (reviewed here) is destined to be the definitive re-discovery when the future comes back to look at Lolipop Records, and every indication was that the next record would be the album that made them into something timeless. But it never came. Today we're here with the bittersweet news that Corners is officially over ... but they're leaving with a final four-song EP that would have been the start of that next album, and that shows what would/could/should have been.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: TROPA MAGICA “CHUNTI PARTY”

January 30th, 2019

Brothers David and Rene Pacheco and their band Tropa Magica (premiered earlier here) never sit still for long. Their debut came out barely four months ago, but they've already got plans for their next album, says David: "We're aiming to create a fusion of disco/psychedelic along with our cumbia sensibility." In fact, the album will be called Discodelica, and teaser single "Chunti Party" is a punky-funky Latin disco song with lots of dreamy reverb, accompanied perfectly here with a montage of the-way-we-was 1990s international dance videos.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: PAIGE EMERY “SINKSAND”

January 29th, 2019

L.A.'s Paige Emery is a musician and painter who isn't afraid to mix everything together. At her live shows, she performs while lit by a projection of her visual and video art, and in this video for her new single "Sinksand," she's again working on several levels at once. "Sinksand" is a minimal-gone-maximal synth (but not synth pop) song that might fit nicely next to brutalist bands like Berlin's P1/E, with a deliriously hallucinatory video designed to complement (or amplify) the waves of echo and delay in the song. If you ever felt more alone in a crowd than when you're by yourself, there might be a lot here that makes sense. Visit Paige Emery here and get the "Sinksand" single—out today!—here.