los angeles

Alt Pop

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Illicit Ghost
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The Hotel Cafe

Rosie Tucker's "Ambrosia" is a candid, bittersweet slice of life, Bootleg Theater residency in November

Stepping into any of Rosie Tucker's songs is always an experience. It's like going inside the singer-songwriter's internal monologue and watching the events, usually anxiety-ridden, unfold right before your eyes. "Ambrosia," her latest single, is a bit messy in its message—she worries about getting older, listens to John Coltrane, and stares at her fruit salad—all while she waits for her object of affection's text reply. It's funny to hear her open up with such candor, but also bittersweet, an open admission that amplifies an otherwise patient guitar strum. 

"Ambrosia" follows Tucker's debut full-length Never Not Never Not Never Not. The stand-alone single comes on the heels of her West Coast tour supporting Soccer Mommy, which precedes her upcoming month-long residency at Bootleg Theater in November. - Juan Rodríguez


Listen to Blame Baby's lively new single, "Headcase"

On "Headcase," power-pop trio Blame Baby realize that our younger years aren't that different from our adult life. "Memory of memories at full assault/Revealed in reverie identities true and false," vocalist Jesse Johnson sings over a chugging guitar line, a thought that came from a conversation he had with his younger sister. Despite the anxiety he feels, the band's jovial debut single pulses with an anthemic energy that aims for the rafters.

Listen to "Headcase" below. - Juan Rodríguez


MILLY share hypnotic new single "Crazy Horse," play Teragram Ballroom on 11/6

Before moving to Los Angeles, multi-instrumentalist Brendan Dyer had begun to take a homespun approach to the music that spoke to him from his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut. Dyer's new single under his new project with his live band MILLY, "Crazy Horse," solidifies his experimental urges while deepening his songwriting focus. The track's slow, reverb-drenched rhythm befits his increasing lethargy, the direct aftermath of disappointment, finding some solace in the gleaming chord arrangements he plays—before he builds it up into a fuzzed-out, searing conclusion. It sounds simple in construction, but there's a lot of details Dyer tucks in within its steady, programmed drum beat, whether it's subtle touches of the piano or wistful bursts of slide guitar.

With two official singles under their belts, MILLY is joining seminal shoegazers Swervedriver on their entire tour in October and November—including a stop at Teragram Ballroom on November 6. Juan Rodríguez


Indie Rock

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