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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 pug Wednesday, listening to This American Life, or chowing down on street tacos. Follow @AshleyPrillaman on Twitter & check out her interview series #LetsTellAStory on her blog

PREMIERE: Ace of Wands “Float The Flood”

On the minor arcana tarot card from which the Toronto-based band Ace of Wands take their name, a hand reaches out from a cloud to present a flowering branch, signifying inspiration, power, creation, beginnings, and potential. It is with this offering in mind that Lee Rose, the woman behind both the music and the visual storytelling that [...]

By | 2018-08-16T15:53:22+00:00 August 16th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Uruguay “Pretty Pretty Rampage”

If you have something to say, say it with style. Stepha Murphy and Benjamin Dawson-Sivalia, aka Uruguay, are looking to make a big impact on the world; from their socially conscious lyrics to their carefully curated clothes, they are two artists working their image from the ground up. "Pretty Pretty Rampage," their latest track, is dedicated [...]

By | 2018-08-16T20:54:27+00:00 August 16th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

AUDIOMAMA: Making Baby’s First Concert a Success – Even When You Forget the Headphones

The second Monday of every month, we explore the trappings of the millennial mama with parenting tips and tricks that are more Tycho than Tangled. "Forgotten Baby Headphones" by Ashley Prillaman It wasn't until we reached the pay lot that it dawned on me we'd forgotten the one thing parents needs to bring to [...]

By | 2018-08-14T18:30:17+00:00 August 13th, 2018|COLUMNS, Monthly Mondays|

PREMIERE: Church Girls “Black Seas”

Photo by Marissa Carroll Mariel Beaumont has a few tricks up her sleeve this year. Her band Church Girls has a new EP Home, set to release in September, with more music coming down the pipeline later this year. Beaumont has described her band as "straightforward punk / 90’s indie rock", and it [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:08+00:00 July 26th, 2018|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Gabrielle Marlena “Easier Love”

Photo by Cesar Soto Gabrielle Marlena is young and earnest, character traits that describe many NYC transplants. Her second EP explores love in, around, and for the city. Brooklyn in particular is a character in Marlena's music, the new boyfriend who remains steady, unlike the ones who often disappoint. "Easier Love" is the [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:11+00:00 June 29th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Lauren Balthrop Comes Into Her Own on “Don’t Ever Forget”

Photo Credit: Bernie DeChant Musicians lead many lives throughout their career, music calling them to take on different personas along the way. As a former member of Balthrop, Alabama, the Bandana Splits, and the solo project Dear Georgiana, Lauren Balthrop explored collaboration, genre, and characters. It's only now, performing under her given name, [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:12+00:00 June 28th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Taleen Kali Explores Healing Sound on Debut EP Soul Songs

Photo by Kristin Cofer Solo efforts can often result in tense, unfocused attempts to create something altogether new. But when it all works out, fans get an exciting glimpse into what makes individual members of their favorite bands tick. Taleen Kali's debut EP Soul Songs has the garage rock vibe of her previous band TÜLIPS, [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:13+00:00 June 20th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Jaicee Rentz “Colors”

At 16 years old, most of today's teenagers are hiding out in their parent's basements, avoiding social interactions and Snapchatting away. Jaicee Rentz is bucking the trend with Colors, a debut EP ripe with youthful angst and lovetorn lyrics. The EP's title track boasts a surprising maturity. Part of that comes from the seductive vocal interplay [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:14+00:00 June 19th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

INTERVIEW: Kid Bloom Comes of Age With “Parents House”

As a kid growing up in the late '90s, I was often faced with the sad realities of having a limited CD collection. Back then, CDs cost upwards of $20 and I had neither the resources or nor the cool friends needed to expand my musical education. Instead, I pushed play again and again on [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:14+00:00 June 18th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews|

PREMIERE: The Gods Themselves “Glamour & Grime” EP

Summer's here and it's time for dance parties by the pool. Every year, we're treated to albums built for rooftop fun, their core aesthetic made for hot days and warm nights by the light of a disco ball. Seattle's disco punk darlings, The Gods Themselves embody those vibes on their new EP Glamour & Grime [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:14+00:00 June 15th, 2018|FEATURES, Premieres|