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About Ashley Prillaman

Ashley Prillaman is a writer living in Los Angeles, California. When she's not living that #FestivalLife, you can find her walking her dogs, listening to This American Life, or chowing down on street tacos. Follow @AshleyPrillaman on Twitter & check out her interview series #LetsTellAStory on her blog www.ashleyprillaman.com.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Kae Astra “Medicate”

Photo by Pooneh Ghana Austin-based singer-songwriter Kae Astra isn't pulling any punches with her latest video "Medicate," which features soaring vocals, trippy synths, overreaching plants, and a farmer from a different time. Its verses describe the quest to heal inner pain, and the agony of empty solutions. "The verses explore the struggle of [...]

By |2019-09-19T12:00:14-04:00September 19th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

VIDEO PREMIERE: KYOSi “Boo Radley”

In Fritz Lang's classic film Metropolis, the main character is jolted out of his privileged life and given a glimpse of the underbelly of the city, its workers struggling to survive while the bourgeois eat on plates of gold. New York-based experimental pop artist/female producer Dani DiCiaccio, aka KYOSi, takes the pleas of the proletariat [...]

By |2019-09-19T11:35:08-04:00September 19th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Nora Rothman “dear / david”

In the era of #MeToo, a variety of voices have risen up to tell their stories of abuse. Seattle-based singer-songwriter Nora Rothman featured 26 womxn from around the world in the new video for her single "dear / david." The image of each womxn speaking into their phone, leaving a visual message to their abuser, [...]

By |2019-09-09T13:01:27-04:00September 9th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

VIDEO PREMIERE: Harlequin Gold “Take Me Home”

Photo Credit: Spencer Watson Life can change in the blink of an eye. It's a trope used often in ABC family dramas, yet we all know the skin-tingling realities of romance, illness, or freak accidents. Elle and Avery O'Brien were living on opposite ends of the earth when their brother was involved in [...]

By |2019-08-13T01:14:04-04:00August 12th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: BABERS “Something I Can Give”

Every city has its own unique brand of loneliness. In New York, loneliness is embodied by long subway rides surrounded by strangers listening to sad music, avoiding eye contact. In Los Angeles, you don't have to brush shoulders with strangers; you're able to move from one part of town to the next in a car [...]

By |2019-08-08T11:02:32-04:00August 9th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Kalen “Lighter”

Photo by Shervin Lainez Everyone remembers the melodrama of their first breakup: tear-stained diary pages, long walks listening to Alanis Morissette, hours spent curled up under a girlfriend's duvet moaning. But with maturity comes perspective, and sometimes letting go of baggage too heavy to bear can be exhilarating. This is the crux of [...]

By |2019-08-08T02:37:28-04:00August 8th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Ume “The Center”

Ume by Chad Kamenshine In the modern world, women are often pitted against one another for a few spots on the proverbial hamster wheel. Ume's latest video for "The Center" explores the relationship women have to each other, how they can reject the current system and build a whole new order. With the [...]

By |2019-07-26T11:07:51-04:00July 26th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

VIDEO PREMIERE: The Y Axes “Moon”

press photo by Dave McMahon San Francisco's The Y Axes latest album No Waves addresses anxiety - both personal and existential - with humor, nostalgic synths, and the kind of emo spirit any '90s kid can respect. The band has a strong a visual component to its live performances, and we get to [...]

By |2019-07-22T09:36:30-04:00July 22nd, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Jamie Drake “Redwood Tree”

Photo by Kathryna Hancock In classic films, the setting is often established with a chorus in the background, a camera moving through the scene with care before landing on the ingénue. Singer-songwriter Jamie Drake utilizes many of the old Hollywood musical tropes on her latest single "Redwood Tree" -cascading vocal harmonies, a gentle [...]

By |2019-07-18T10:50:39-04:00July 18th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Highlights from Bonnaroo 2019

Photo by Alive Coverage via Bonnaroo Facebook Bringing a one-year-old baby to Bonnaroo never seemed like an easy idea - an interesting one, but not an easy one. The average weather at Bonnaroo varies from an intense dust-bowl heat to a chilly, rain-infused swamp mess. Your days are spent trekking from one end [...]

By |2019-06-19T17:32:38-04:00June 18th, 2019|FEATURES, Reviews|

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