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January 19, 2016
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If music be the food of love, then consider The Golden Tongues polyamorous. That's the name of a new project by Chris Garcia, one half of Whittier's electronic post-rock duo Let's Drive to Alaska. 

In the first track to Golden Tongues' upcoming b/w, "Always On My Mind," Garcia sings in heart-on-sleeve cadence with an airy inflection that calms interjections of cardamom synths and guitar jangle. It's a measured effort, not to mention a solo effort since last year. And while the result might not capture the naiveté of Wild Nothing or Real Estate, it does rekindle the fluttery feeling of a new crush. As with his debut EP "Extractions," Garcia is still finding his love, but takes greater pleasure exploring musical flings than brooding in alexithymic solitude.

Hang out tonight at Lot 1 Café as The Golden Tongues play a Counter Culture-curated show with Ablebody and Foliage — it's free and starts at 8 pm. - Ryan Mo

February 10, 2016
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A feeling of abject despair comes from somewhere deep in "All Washed Up", the latest single from trio Some Gifts. Lead singer Vic Lzar's guttural cry is a clear indication that things might not be going so well, all while sporting a thick, seething riff that erupts with increasing force. But there's also a melodic edge to their no-frills delivery, a pop song in disguise that hits with just the right amount of grit. 

"All Washed Up" will be featured on their debut album Win Instantly, which is scheduled for an official digital release on March 12th. And if this highly-caffeinated power punch is your cup of tea, then don't miss their record release show at Casey's Irish Pub - it promises to be a good one. 

February 09, 2016
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 Fuzz pop trio Adult Books are set to release their debut full-length, Running from the Blows, on March 4th through Lollipop/Burger Records. they've just released a video for the insatiably catchy "Suburban Girlfriend", which features the band playing around in the suburbs as if they've regressed to their younger selves.  

Watch the video below, and make sure to catch their residency at The Echo throughout the month of February. 

February 04, 2016
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Los Angeles folk trio WILD got started in different areas of the music industry: Kristina Antuna tracked vocals for EDM projects, while guitarists Zach DeGaetano and Tyler Thompson worked as music writers. An eventful writing session for music briefs diverged to their first single "Stay", leading the three to their self-titled debut album. Now, the band's newly released single "Vagabond" spins bright-eyed, anthemic hooks and arpeggios with an acoustic twang as Kristina Antuna nods to a life's path — perhaps theirs — trailing off into the unknown. We point them towards the direction of Run River North, Lumineers, and Of Monsters and Men — open-armed coastal folk pop acts that you can sing along to.

WILD are flying off for a quick minute to perform in New York, before trekking back for a pair of free shows; listen to "Vagabond" and catch WILD's live performances below. - Ryan Mo

2/10 New York, NY @ Top of the Rock

2/11 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall

2/15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint

2/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Dirty Laundry with Bishop (Free Show)

2/24 Los Angeles, CA @ The Redbury (Free Show)

February 03, 2016
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The life of the salaryman is dead in Shinya Mizoguchi, the Japan-to-Los Angeles producer/multi-instrumentalist with roots in jazz, soul, and R&B. Saved by the grace of Low End Theory after years locked in a cubicle, Mizoguchi's project starRo made its first digital footprints with the Vib collab single "I need you" — since then he's taken strides with future music collective Soulection and supported Chet Faker on the rapper's 2014 tour. Last year was especially momentous for Mizoguchi: he dropped the debut EP Emotion in February, performed with Japanese instrumental rock band toe, and flew out for a winter tour in Asia that touched Manila, Fukuoka, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Jakarta.

Enter the present: starRo's recently released single, featuring kouhai producer/singer/songwriter One T, marks a change in direction. Says Mizoguchi in a Facebook post, "I am excited to show my love to funk, garage, pop music and 80's synth soundscape in this song."

From slap bass to sawtooth delicacies, modulating pulsations to indelible vocals, we can honestly say: we feel that love.  

Listen to "Relapse" and watch starRo's live band performance this Friday at The Lyric Theater with Jarell Perry, VŌX, and guest DJs Sosupersam and NALA. - Ryan Mo

February 02, 2016
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