los angeles

Indie Rock

Time: 
21:00
Band name: 
Kellindo Parker
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The Mint
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Pop songwriter Emlyn releases debut single "Had Me At Hello"

Indie pop artist Emlyn dropped her debut single this past weekend, a chopped-and-screwed emotional track called "Had Me At Hello". The track -- inspired by the Nashville-born artist's destructive past relationship -- describes Emlyn's personality, which she describes as dynamic. "Had Me At Hello" doubles down on sonically representing that range, with its muted intensity and loudness even in its quieter moments. Dark and grungy, but accessible to a wide audience, "Had Me At Hello" will introduce Emlyn to a mass of new listeners in the new year. - Will Sisskind

   

Love You Later's “Said That You’d Be There” is lavish, invigorating synth-pop

Lexi Aviles, the soulful leader behind Love You Later, recently dropped her latest single, “Said That You’d Be There.” Filling the room with brooding dream pop, Aviles reflects over what it’s like to trust people who simply cant be trusted over a lavish electronic vibe. Her intoxicating approach appeals to a wide audience of listeners, gathering those from all spectrums of music genres including house, 80’s and 90’s pop, disco, and new wave. The relatability of her lyrics makes me feel less alone during that anxiety filled hour right before a first date: “I spent longer on my hair, cause you said that you’d be there.” An EP is set to be released in February in 2020. - Kayla Hay

   

With "Change," Thom Sawyr asks for empathy over gritty, fiery Americana

 On his new single, "Change," singer-songwriter Tasso Smith is mad as hell about the current state of affairs. More specifically: medical industry D.C. lobbyists and the dehumanization that humans are imposed upon due to greed and corporate interest. It's a complex issue that Smith, who goes by the moniker Thom Sawyr, addresses with poignant simplicity over an alternative meets Americana-styled production. "We've been lost for so long/How much before we break and hurt someone," Smith questions, offering an anthemic plea that urges for just a little bit more compassion. 

"Change" follows Smith's debut single "Wishing on the Wind," both of which he'll feature on a still-unannounced EP.  For more information on touring dates, including a December date he's yet to reveal, visit his official website. - Juan Rodríguez

   

On "Heidsee," Sunwarper crafts lush, spectral downtempo

Some artist names perfectly illustrate how the music sounds like. The fizzy synth textures and warm, sun-dappled production flourishes of Michael Jakucs, who goes by Sunwarper, provide a place of comfort and reflection. It's a slight, yet significant departure for Jakucs, whose new single "Heidsee" puts a new emphasis on live instruments, sampling, and field recordings—a stylistic change from the atmospheric soundscapes of his former project, Selles. He does take a more beat-driven approach, but it's no less ruminative, capturing floaty, yet involving, fluctuations that offer a sense of renewed life to his ever-evolving downtempo music.

"Heidsee" is the first single off his upcoming debut full-length Idolon, which is due on all streaming platforms on January 10, 2020. - Juan Rodríguez