AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE SOFT WHITE SIXTIES

In the process of writing and recording their anticipated new album, The Soft White Sixties, makers of funky working-class soul, the band relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles. “It made us uncomfortable; you get stuck in your own ways,” explains frontman Octavio Genera. “For us, our lives pointed that way, and we were all able…

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: “DEAD STARS” by JASON HEATH AND THE GREEDY SOULS

Los Angeles-based roots rock outfit Jason Heath And The Greedy Souls will release a new album, But There’s Nowhere To Go, on October 13th via Industrial Amusement. As many other artists creating their work inspired by the circumstances in which they find themselves, the band wrote the bulk of their new album in the aftermath of…

PREVIEW: THE RECORD COMPANY at LIVE ON THE GREEN on 9/2/17

“The first time you go overseas, and you’re playing in France, or England, and people are singing your songs—for a guy who couldn’t get people to sing his songs in his own hometown for most of his life, that’s a mind-blower,” recalls The Record Company’s Chris Vos in a rare moment of reflection. “Having our…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with LIVINGMORE

Spencer Livingston and Alex Moore, otherwise known as Livingmore (see what they did there?), are preparing to release Ok To Land, their debut album set to arrive later this year. The pair recorded the album with producer and friend Brian Rosemeyer at Kingsize Soundlabs in Eagle Rock, California. “We tracked everything on Saturdays and Sundays…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with SAINT MESA

Orange County, California native Danny McCook, who makes music under the moniker Saint Mesa, grew up surfing and exploring desert canyons with his father; schooled at home with his three brothers, by a saintly and extremely patient mother, McCook was afforded the opportunity to spend a lot of time exploring the world around him. “It…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with COUCHERON

Los Angeles-based Norwegian beat-making wunderkind Coucheron began his musical journey in, of all places, the kitchen. “I started out as a kitchen drummer—strictly pots, pans, and the occasional kettle as a kid, until I discovered Iron Maiden,” Coucheron says with a laugh. “My brother and I started playing along to heavy metal songs when we were six…

“DUMB LOVE” – NEW MUSIC from NEIL FRANCES

“Dumb Love” is the first ever release from Los Angeles duo Neil Frances, who began writing pop music for female vocalists last year before quickly realizing a preference for the raw, original versions of their demos. Recorded in 2016 at the group’s personal studio space, Death x Vibe Studios in Downtown Los Angeles, the single speaks…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with BRYCE FOX

“I’d always been insecure about my high-pitched voice,” laughs Bryce Fox of his prepubescent choice of band over choir.  The Los Angeles-based alt-pop powerhouse who began making beats and rapping in high school gained confidence to sing after his voice changed—a fun piece of Bryce Fox trivia at this point, because one listen to his…

ALBUM REVIEW: “FREEDOM IS FREE” by CHICANO BATMAN

Los Angeles-based coolest of the cool soul outfit Chicano Batman has put their collective foot down, and made a bold lyrical and musical statement with their new album, Freedom is Free, set for release on March 3rd via ATO Records. Known for their unique ability to blend Latin American, psychedelic, and soul music into a…

“HOW YOU GONNA STOP IT? VOL. 1” – NEW MUSIC from MATING RITUAL

“Take a chance with me, it will be alright,” sings Los Angeles-based Ryan Marshall Lawhon, a.k.a. Mating Ritual, in the title track of How You Gonna Stop It? Vol. 1, the first of two installments of his new album. The Phoenix-esque dance-tastic tune, in which Lawhon relays the ups and downs of the modern dating…