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Electronic producer PAIDEIA (aka Charlie Mischer) has released a string of new tracks that reveal his penchant for cerebral dance music. The lavish "Myth" is no exception - behind the song's gilded synths and shimmering atmospherics there's an underlying concern, where Mischer advises that the idea of all-consuming love doesn't necessarily lead to personal growth. He puts himself in a vulnerable place by actually singing alongside high-energy musical concepts that are equally buoyant and mysterious, a quality that will surely connect with those who want to listen to his songs both in and out of the dancefloor.

PAIDEIA's self-titled EP is due out later this Summer.

April 29, 2016
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Jubilant San Diego trio The Young Wild have a sound that's tailor-made for modern alternative radio, given that their hummable choruses and upbeat melodic style can instantly turn frowns to smiles. The band have much to celebrate after the release of their debut EP All the Luck, which they'll be performing songs off of at the El Rey this coming Saturday, April 30th. 

You can stream All the Luck EP in its entirety by clicking the sound widget below. 

April 28, 2016
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Marks is the artistic moniker of Lindsay Marcus, a singer, songwriter and producer who's pulsing electro-pop has an emotional candor that's immediately likable. The first single off of her debut full-length, The Modern Life, is a tasteful and stimulating pop song that still has some mystery to it despite its tuneful directness, especially how its throbbing synths and lush vocals incorporate a strong sense of melody. This stylistic direction is something of a change of pace for Marcus, as she's previously devoted most of her time scoring for a variety of television and film projects.

The Modern Life is due out on June 3rd. In the meantime, listen to "Heartbeat", streaming below. 

April 22, 2016
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It’d be facile to give some literal meaning to Gibberish considering there’s really no limit to their scope of imagination. The experimental synth pop duo of Derek and Lorie Bromley put forth spiraling streaks of lucid textures on their latest track “RudeDude”, in which they fuse together a wash of vocal harmonies alongside a weaving tapestry of layered sounds. It’s music to get lost in, and it can certainly leave you bewildered, as it is truly a practice in escapism. But this isn’t just indulgent nonsense; if anything, they guide you into a wondrous, unexplored realm that’s never too far removed from reality.

 

April 20, 2016
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Garage pop outfit Susan have been steadily releasing a string of brisk, guitar-driven anthems that amp up the scuzz. There was certainly an effective aesthetic in play, though it didn't really let us into what Susan really wanted to tell us. It turns out the trio had been holding onto their most significant statement yet with "I've Been Known", a hooky, instantly-hummable number that fully lets its guard down and teaches us that there's no shame in doubting things while you're in a state of flux. 

"I've Been Known" is the first single off of Susan's debut full-length Never Enough, which comes out on April 29 via Volar Records. 

April 15, 2016
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Hotel for Strangers are a quintet that operate at the fringes of pop while maintaining a synth-driven sound that's both intimate and spacious. With their soft falsetto choruses and metronomic drum sampling, which they execute with some idiosyncratic advantage, the outfit are poised to carry that momentum into their upcoming full-length coming out sometime in the Spring.

Listen to "Bat Face Girl" below, and catch them preview some new songs tonight at the Hi-Hat. 

April 12, 2016
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