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Do you love bands that bleed 80’s alt rock like Jesus and Mary Chain and The Cure? Are you in San Diego, or able to carpool out there next Sunday, April 19? Can you bring $5 cover to a 21+ event? Then head to the iconic Soda Bar to see The Chantepleures perform some new songs for their debut album. The four-piece beach natives exude romanticism with nods to Jim Reid's breathy aesthetic and pastel guitar color, exemplified in their 2012 EP "Feels Like Heaven," and later in the 2013 single "All Our Days." Los Angeles post-rock group Young Lovers and San Diego 90’s psych/alt rockers Future Age will be supporting. Come out and dance like it's Saturday night (even though it's Sunday night). - Ryan Mo

April 17, 2015

“How did I miss this lesson when I was young?” The most beautiful string of words put together in Miya Folick’s new single, "Talking With Strangers." Of course, that is only my personal opinion, though the lyrics throughout the whole song end up wrapping you up in personal memories and elastic emotions. Miya, a new and upcoming artist in the Los Angeles area, has started a musical journey of relaxing vibes and spirituality that consumes your body into an all-natural mood setter. Miya’s voice in "Talking With Strangers" defines a time in your life when you need help to push through. Her lyrics are uplifting while the piano, bass and drums create a stress free environment that involves deep breathing and focus. At 25 years old, Miya has truly found a calling in the music industry. Her grunge and folk style is a refreshing quality of music that demands to be heard and also felt. - Kayla Hay

April 16, 2015

Instead of lingering on one sound, I, Us, & We explore different facets of their jeweled dream pop. “Lanterns,” with its cavernous chorus and shuffling beat, kicks off the band’s debut EP Mono, but it also isn’t a perfect predictor for what comes next. The ringing synths in “Sunday” practically sound cheery by comparison, and album highlight “Alive” draws you in with a moody vibe similar to “Lanterns,” but with a pleading chorus that, even without pining for you in particular, might convince you to sing along.

Check out the track "Alive", streaming below - Brian Regan

April 15, 2015

Drown in sound or dance in sound, take your pick - whichever way you fly, you can choose Nightmare Air. This LA trio was formed by ex-Film School guitarist Dave Dupuis and goth-folk bassist/singer Swaan Miller, later joined by Noise by Numbers drummer Jimmy Lucido. Together, they raise hell pairing self-oscillating feedback and driving rhythms with fuzz bass lines and dreamy vocal melodies. In 2010 the band released their debut EP and have embarked on transatlantic tours, opening for Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Ice Age, No Joy, Smashing Pumpkins, and The Jesus and Mary Chain. After sharing a stage with Ringo Deathstarr and Dead Leaf Echo at SXSW and finishing their 2015 Europe tour, Nightmare Air are finally home and working on a follow-up album to 2013’s "High In The Lasers." - Ryan Mo

April 14, 2015

Cody Crump magnifies the dread of the everyday with his new single "Just Another Day", a joyous, fuzzed-out anthem that could've easily taken a different color if it weren't for his alluring falsetto vocals. It's an interesting change of pace for the folk balladeer, who now opts to bury his sultry voice with a smattering of distortion even if his crooner-like sensiblity remains intact. Crump is playing a free show tomorrow night at Dirty Laundry, in which he'll play songs off his upcoming EP Death [May 5].

April 13, 2015

They’re a Korn cover band and they like to thank Riff Raff for everything. But when the cheeky quartet SHEER aren’t making puns and nu metal references or praising the Mad Decent rapper, they’re burying audiences with songs that effortlessly blend dreampop, shoegaze, and doom metal. Formed from a diverse group of musicians in Simi Valley, SHEER released their first pair of singles “Uneasy” and “2014” early this year, gaining buzz on the Internet and in the LA scene by playing at The Smell and White Oak Music and Arts, with veterans like San Fernando experimental group The Unending Thread, Hemet’s resident shoegazing cat lovers Crisis Arm, and Los Angeles punkgazing trio Tennis System. SHEER are putting the finishing touches to their debut album, which is up for release later this year. Check out their 2014 single "Skin," streaming below. - Ryan Mo

April 13, 2015


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