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photos: Tinashe, Rome Fortune + more at #30DaysinLA


All photos by Faith Silva on the Impossible Project film, shot at Red Bull's 30 Days in LA, which is currently in full swing, with shows coming this week from Vince Staples, Kaytranada, iLoveMakonnen + more.

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polaroids: Leon Bridges in LA


polaroids: FYF Fest 2015


The annual Los Angeles-based FYF Fest was humble in size, sweet and yet progressively cool -- like Coachella's little sister that borrowed its clothes. We got to spend the day hopping to shows, eating colored popsicles, and thanking the universe we'd worn proper shoes. All the while getting to hang with the bands that make the heat worth it. Between finding abandoned kitchen sinks with Toro y Moi or snapping shots next to Morrissey's "Vegan" crew vans with Neon Indian — Fuck Yeah Fest didn't disappoint. // photos + words by Claire McKinzie

Check out more of Claire's shots + recap from FYF — including Lower Dens, HEALTH, Mac Demarco, DJ Dodger Stadium, Ed Droste oF Grizzly Bear, and more — after the jump…

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new Puro Instinct – W.Y.L.


new Puro Instinct – Lake Como


Pipes + Sky return with a glittery new dream-pop jam, produced by Chicago's Christian Rich (who also produced Vince Staples' great new single).

mp3 premiere: Kotomi – Swimming


Here's a balmy summer night jam from LA electronic pop composer Lauren Hillman, aka Kotomi. "Swimming" has a warm, intoxicating vibe, thanks in part to Hillman's soothing vocals and the welcome appearance of some gloriously woozy lap steel, and is the latest in a series of singles that Kotomi is releasing for free download on the first Tuesday of each month...

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premiere: listen to Bouquet’s lovely debut EP In A Dream


California "kaleidoscopic pop" duo Bouquet follow up one of the most dreamily beautiful tracks of the year with their haunting debut EP, In A Dream. From the warm and gently woozy opening track, to the jaunty/slightly creepy longing of "Come To Your House", the gorgeous, bittersweet melancholy of "Over the Mountains", and the lilting, romantic dream pop perfection of "Falling", it's a lean and lovely record that lulls, soothes, and renews in just under 20 minutes. In A Dream is out next week on limited 10" via Ulrike/Folktale Records. Listen:

Bouquet will play a record release show in Eagle Rock this weekend, followed by a handful of west coast dates in April; check those after the jump...

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mp3 premiere: Kotomi – The Last Time


Two amazing women passed away last year that were a big part of my childhood, and this song was inspired by them. It's about love, loss, and the fragility of life. -- Kotomi

Our introduction to LA's Kotomi came via one of the best songs of last year, in the form of her dreamy/dizzying collab with Ryan Hemsworth + Doss, from Hemsworth's 2014 LP Alone for the First Time...

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video: Allie X – Catch


Allie X's debut LP COLLXTION I is out this spring, and today the future pop star unveils the intense, dreamlike, Jérémie Saindon-directed video for her soaring single "Catch". This is how you do a ...

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listen to Jessica Pratt’s new album On Your Own Love Again


Jessica Pratt's On Your Own Love Again is out January 27 on Drag City. Listen to the record in its entirety now on npr's first listen.

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