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Listen to Nadoyel's lush, transcendent new single "Providence"

Nadoyel's lush, violin-driven compositions heighten the senses with lulling tranquility. On a surface level, you'd think that the trio of Celia Eydeland, Jacqui Miranda, and Zachary Paul's use of space and atmosphere falls into some blanket term like "dream-pop"—except that they're taking a more experimental approach that sounds riskier and more unique. On "Providence," a highlight in their debut EP, Tav, Paul's blissful, cascading arrangements (he's classically trained) softly glide over Miranda's icy, slow strums—as Eydeland yearns for loving transcendence while sounding just as, well, transcendent. But even if "Providence" has more of an ambient touch, there's a power in its simple elegance—elaborate yet effortless, all while retaining a pop undercurrent. 

Listen to "Providence" below, and hear the rest of Tav on their official bandcamp page. - Juan Rodríguez

   

Alt Pop

Time: 
16:00
Band name: 
Brooke Josephson
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/brookejosephsonmusic/
Venue name: 
The Federal NoHo
   

Indie Rock

Time: 
08:00
Band name: 
The Tea Club
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/theteaclubband/
Venue name: 
Bootleg Theater
Band email: 
   

Alt Pop

Time: 
19:30
Band name: 
Jamie Alimorad
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/jamiealimorad
Venue name: 
The Viper Room
Band email: 
   

Spooky Mansion: "The One Who Was a Real Jerk"

I found myself singing along to the chorus the very first time I listened to Spooky Mansion's “Real Jerk," the new single from the Bay Area transplants who have found asylum in L.A. For the video's release, the soulful garage-rock five-piece partnered with French artist Bleu Garou, pairing intricate and comical cartoons with a story of misplaced feelings in a world filled with irrational choices. “Misunderstood/ What we meant when we said taking a break, I thought we could be free,” vocalist Grayson Converse sings, which sounds like a sentence taken straight from the Friends episode “The One Where Ross And Rachel Take A Break."

Spooky Mansion releases their debut album, That’s Me! on October 28th, so stay tuned. Kayla Hay