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Magdalena Bay release mini-mix vol. 1, check the new vid for “Nothing Baby”

MAG BAE

L.A. duo Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin aka Magdalena Bay bless us with a badass DIY video for the final unreleased pop banger from their mini-mix vol. 1 mixtape, officially out everywhere today...

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Vivian Girls announce reunion record Memory, share new song “Sick”

VIV GIRLS MEMORY

Whoa here's a pleasant surprise to start the day: Vivian Girls are back! Katy, Cassie, and Ali will return with new record Memory, "an album filled with personal reflections on toxic relationships, the false promise of new love, mental health struggles, and finding ways to accept oneself amidst it all", coming in September on Polyvinyl...

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Magdalena Bay – Mine

MAGDALENA BAY MINE

We're very psyched to announce that L.A.-based duo Magdalena Bay has joined the Luminelle Recordings family. As I've alluded to at least a few times recently, the group is everything I love about pop music: playful, adventurous, fun, prolific, with a DIY spirit and shockingly good songs that are emotional and catchy af...

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Maraschino – True Lover

MARASCHINO

L.A.'s Piper Kaplan -- formerly of the great Pearl Harbour / Puro Instinct -- shares the infectious first single from her long-awaited new solo project Maraschino. Produced by Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, Amen Dunes, et al.), "True Lover" is a bright and glittery synth-pop banger / break-up anthem that feels like an effervescent rush of '80s nostalgia, and has us very psyched to hear more from Pipes' new project. Listen below, and help support Maraschino's first-ever North American tour opening for Drugdealer here.

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polaroids: Avalon Lurks | Los Angeles

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Avalon Lurks | Forest Lawn, Glendale, CA | shot by Faith Silva:

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premiere: Magdalena Bay share glittery new ode to sexual cannibalism “Only If You Want It”

MAG BAE ONLY IF U WANT IT

Miami-raised, LA-based pop duo Magdalena Bay continue to wow us these days with their insanely versatile and unabashedly fun modern pop sensibility and '90s VHS visual aesthetic -- both of which honestly couldn't be any more up our alley -- and today Mica + Matthew hit us with some peak-era TRL vibes (think the Spice Girls, Kylie, Britney, et al...

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Gorilla vs. Bear x RACQUET Spring 2019 mix

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RACQUET mag just released their sick California-focused 9th edition for Spring 2019, and as usual, we came through with some appropriate jams to soundtrack the issue from the likes of CHROMATICS, Solange, Toro y Moi, Kaytranada, MUNYA, and more, with some audio from budding young stars Bianca Andreescu and Felix Auger Aliassime prominently featured up in the mix. Pick up issue #9 here + listen to the mix below:

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video premiere: Paige Stark – Depression Song

PAIGE STARK

L.A.’s Paige Stark follows up one of our favorite songs of last year (her heartbreaker of a debut single “Albatross”) with another lovely track from her as-yet-untitled debut LP, coming this summer...

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video premiere: Matt Kivel – l.a. coliseum

MATT KIVEL

Matt Kivel shares the video for one of the standout tracks from his forthcoming 5th LP last night in america, a record inspired in part by what Kivel describes as that uniquely American ability to "to shrug and submerge terrible feelings...

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Channel Tres drops triumphant new track “Brilliant Nigga”

photo: eric ryan anderson
photo: eric ryan anderson

Channel Tres is back with his first single of 2019, and this one might be his sickest track yet, which is high praise when we're talking about the man responsible for such ineffable bangers as "Topdown", "Controller", and "Jet Black"...

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