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Spacette captures Los Angeles in new single "City Of Gold"

Spacette sincerely captures the spirit of Los Angeles via a single that is just as breezy-glitzy as the city: “City Of Gold” is a slow sonic ride laced with zipping electric guitar licks, a smog-thick bassline, and Bowie-esque vocals as cool as you desire them. There is a simplicity to “City Of Gold” that is endearing: the song is medicinal even because the track’s pace remains steady and groovy enough to keep one swaying past ill thoughts, soothing the mind with its subtle harmonies and synth underpinnings. Spacette’s new single comes as the quartet announces a self-titled debut EP set for release December 11th. Spacette is taking it all in and inviting others to do the same; stream “City Of Gold” for a familiar Los Angeles feeling enjoyed anew. - René Cobar 

   

Liam Kazar "On a Spanish Dune"

Liam Kazar has released a fantastic, introspective new single called "On a Spanish Dune". On the song he is joined be several of the Chicago's finest musicians including Spencer Tweedy, James Elkington, Ohmme, and David Curtin.

The video for the single was directed by Jesse Morgan Young who explain the wild video like this; “After Kazar hurriedly leaves before dawn he’s thwarted by car trouble. Rescued by an unnervingly cheerful loner, the two make their way to an abandoned farm only to find out it’s not so abandoned. An eccentric survivalist has made the isolated locale his home and they spend the evening enjoying each other’s company and a bit of the stranger’s funky elixir.”

Photo Credit: Kevin Morby

   

Alex Mali set from Adult Swim Festival

Alex Mali is a native Brooklynite of Trini-Jamaican extraction whose music advocates personal empowerment on the lyrical tip all the while seducing listeners into self-surrender with its flowing syncopations and overall underwater ambience. This weekend Mali was featured as part of the online (is there any other kind?) Adult Swim Festival performing a tight twelve-minute rooftop set recorded as dusk turned to dark over the city. The resulting ambiance speaks to our current moment--isolated and ghostly, defiant and self-possessed. After a triptych of songs in which our narrator fends off gossip mongers and sketchy suitors and broke-boy hanger-on-ers Mali finally achieves release on “Good Good” (“I can feel it in my lungs / I can feel it in my body / Oh it got me speaking in tongues / I can feel it and I want it”) adding touches of melisma and other vocal embellishment to the version heard on her 2020 EP Phenom which is already itself quite high on the ecstatic-o-meter.

Finally, for dessert, check out the official video for “Good Good” below wherein Mali and a cadre of coordinated dancers take Grand Army Plaza by force. And then if that's not enough, tomorrow, Wednesday at 3PM EST, you can watch a livestreaming video premiere of "Fighting Words," the first number heard in the set above, on the YouTube with preceiding livechat. Speak your peace directly to the artist or forever hold your peace. Peace out y'all. (Jason Lee)

   

Sun Kin debuts refreshing house single "Blue Light (Keeps Me Up at Night)"

Los Angeles-based artist Sun Kin keeps his brand of house music refreshingly alternative: with his new single “Blue Light (Keeps Me Up at Night)” featuring syrupy electric guitar leads, Caribbean rhythms, and a sugary pop aesthetic, he is very much in vogue. In the breaks in rhythm, Sun Kin uses his sharp vocals to keep the dreamy, watery texture of the music going, rippling as the beat returns. “Blue Light (Keeps Me Up at Night)” is the lead single from Sun Kin’s upcoming record After the House, out on February 12th. For the type of house music that chills the mind while firing up the body’s movement, stream “Blue Light (Keeps Me Up at Night)” below. - René Cobar

   

Rosaries "Anomie"

Doom Metal band Rosaries have released their sophomore EP "Anomie". The group formed three years ago and is fronted by the talented Amanda Flores. On this three song EP they delve deep into the darkness and even met the Devil himself. Flores' vocals are powerful and haunting guiding your along this frightening journey.