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West Coast Weekend welcomes the summer on "Noboby Like You"

West Coast Weekend has one great thing going for them—they have a band name that virtually any 9-5er can sympathize with. Luckily, the indie-pop quartet's new single,  "Nobody Like You," also has a brisk, jubilant vibe that perfectly exemplifies their positive attitude. Everything about it pops with a radio-friendly sound—featuring energetic claps to surging horns, the band lends their slick harmonies to a track that casts a sun-dappled glow. 

"Nobody Like You" is the second single off their upcoming EP, which comes out sometime in June. Catch their debut show at The Satellite alongside Sleeplust and Molly Moore on June 10. Juan Rodríguez

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Alt Rock

Time: 
19:00
Band name: 
Solvej Schou
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/solvejschoumusic/
Venue name: 
Cafe NELA
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Kills Birds manifest their essence on raw, primal new single "Ow"

Kills Birds wanted to bring a primal approach on their new single “Ow”—ignore any restrictions and discover their essence through pure spontaneity. Armed with vocalist Nina Ljeti’s feral delivery, the noise rock project built the skeleton of the track through unconstrained means. At first, guitarist Jacob Loeb had a simple riff and Lteji could only offer her stream of consciousness vocals. The final result shows the now-quartet's undeniable chemistry—Ljeti’s offbeat, cryptic imagery is built around Loeb’s bendy, soft-loud sonic dynamics, stringing together an aural assault that blazes through with loads of attitude.

"Ow" is featured on Kills Birds' self-titled debut LP, which is due out August 28 via KRO Records. Watch them perform at Office Party in Highland Park on June 18. Juan Rodríguez

   

Indie Rock

Time: 
19:00
Band name: 
Lacroix
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://facebook.com/music_lacroix
Venue name: 
The Silverlake Loung
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Wild Wing's "Me 'n Mine" is a trippy, offbeat rocker, play Non Plus Ultra on 6/21

Wild Wing like to take their garage-meets-cowpunk into strange, unexpected detours. The San Fernando Valley's latest, "Me 'n Mine" is no different—accentuated with ripping, fuzzed-out guitars, the four-piece envision a barren apocalypse that seems to suggest our imminent future—mostly attributed to today's destructive political tribalism. "I arrive/to find there's no one else alive," sings vocalist/guitarist David Gantz, conveying a calm demeanor before the band spirals into a disorienting breakdown. 

"Me 'n Mine" is featured on Wild Wing's upcoming fourth full-length album, New Futures, which is due out on June 21. That's also the day they'll be holding a record release show at Non Plus Ultra. Juan Rodríguez