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Slacker rock foursome LA Font continue their prolific streak with the video for the track "Onshore", a ramchackle lo-fi romp that finds them echoing the straightforward hooks of Robert Pollard. As for the visuals that accompany the track, well, imagine if the band takes the concept of "loose lips sink ships" into literal terms; the band members play guitar heroes as they fend off a flying army of vicious, computer animated lips causing havoc around Echo Park, Hitchock style. LA Font is currently touring the East Coast, but they'll be back soon enough. I mean, seriously, haven't you seen them yet?

August 22, 2014
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Kayla Cohen, otherwise known by her moniker, Itasca, is set to release her first full-length album, entitled "Unmoored By The Wind", on October 14th under Matt Mondanile's (Real Estate) label, New Images. Originally hailing from New York, Cohen moved to LA in 2012, the same year she released "Grace Riders on the Road". Almost two years later, the growth in Unmoored's standout track, "Nature's Gift", is apparent. Cohen has a distinct and slightly ironic mix of influences past and present. Her unique and wandering vocals have the ancient, other-worldly sound of a Gregorian chant, but the new age melancholy of modern day powerhouses Lana Del Rey and Sharon Van Etten. There's an ethereal exoticism to her lyrics that is both captivating and sensual. She invites you into her world; a vulnerable, dream-like setting that's hard to say no to. - Jennifer Mergott

August 19, 2014
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Former Riverside residents Francisco The Man play a finely-tuned brand of indie rock that is instantly timeless, bringing to mind a large number of late 90s, early 2000s bands that primordially relied on a catchy hook and a driving melody when alterna-pop was still especially all the rage. A tiny whiff of atmosphere accompanies the urgent beat in "Progress", the first single from their upcoming debut full-length Loose Ends, which could've lightened up a number of early-afternoon festival slots this summer had festival curators been truly paying attention. Singer-guitarist Scott Cantino's high-ptiched, yet luminous vocals are refracted against an explosion of twinkling guitars and airy synths, accompanied by a dense, yet bouncy charge that's smartly accesible. Loose Ends comes out on September 30th via Small Plates.

August 18, 2014
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Youth Code's electro-hardocore mash is an industrial assault. Their recent single, "Consuming Guilt," off their new EP, A Place to Stand, is an intense collection of heavy synths, pounding back beats, and plenty of noise. Ryan George and Sara Taylor make up the complex duo; their use of samples and sonic manipulation create strange fusions of 80's hardcore claustrophobia with synth noise chaos. Their EP is out on Da Is Records, and stream the single below . - Jake Saunders

August 14, 2014
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Their Wedding is a unique clash of Matt Healy from The 1975, sister Danielle from Haim, and Alex Clare. The simply refreshing and igniting dynamic group grabbed my attention with their new EP, Wine, with my favorite single, "I Tried To Leave You". The vocals of member Celese Hernadez are so hypnotizing and spellbinding that I caught myself dancing in my living room while my mother brought groceries in. It was quite embarrassing to say the least, but the build up of vocals and their instrumentals create an overwhelming vibe that I could not shake off. Recently going through a breakup myself, this song hit me relly hard. It's about creating a sound, reliving a moment in your life that is so intoxicating and so incredible, that the only thing that can be used to create that instant flash of joy is music. Or maybe it’s not joy, maybe it’s heart break, maybe it’s anger or peace or whatever it may be; music can truly heal a person's soul and I believe Their Wedding has done a great job at provoking a multitude of emotions into this EP. And thanks to True Grit Records, the 12” vinyl is now available to download and buy. Take advantage of it. - Kayla Hay

August 13, 2014
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Welcome another fuzzy, bluesy stomper by Street Joy, the spirited LA duo who's been sporadically releasing a handful of equally invigorating lo-fi scuzz since last year's "Wandering In Your Mind". We're not disappointed in the slighest.

August 12, 2014
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