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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.

PREMIERE: Anna Tivel “Fenceline”

Photo by Matt Kennely Border crossings are headline news nowadays, with stark images of children and adults being processed as they cross imaginary lines in the sand. Portland-based singer-songwriter Anna Tivel's song "Fenceline" paints a picture of what that crossing looks like and what an immigrant sees for themselves within the land they're [...]

By |2019-05-06T15:25:26-04:00May 6th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Aaron Rice “Neverfade/For Dusk”

Photo by Ashley Camper Statues half hidden by rising tides, buildings sunk beneath desert sands, a post-apocalyptic fever dream... Aaron Rice's latest LP Neverfade/For Dusk has a '90s R&B familiarity, mixed with an otherworldly darkness all his own. The opening notes of "In Time" immediately call to mind scenes from Blade Runner; Harrison [...]

By |2019-05-06T16:16:47-04:00May 2nd, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: JEMS “Like Myself”

Photo by Alexandra Palmer Everyone needs a good song to wake up to. At one point while I was living in Brooklyn, my roommate woke up every morning to "What's Up" by 4 Non Blondes (believe it or not, it did not get tiring). If you've been looking for the right stretch, shower, [...]

By |2019-04-25T23:22:04-04:00April 25th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: In The Valley Below “The Pink Chateau”

Photo by Jaimie Skriba Back in 2016, In the Valley Below had an unexpected hit on their hands, when their single "Peaches" hit number 18 on Billboard Alternative Songs chart two years after its release. Living in Echo Park at the time, the duo - comprised of Jeffrey Jacob (vocals, guitar) and Angela [...]

By |2019-04-24T12:29:28-04:00April 24th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Grizzly Coast “Half-Light Boy”

photo by Brendan Downey "Music as background to me becomes like a mosquito, an insect. In the studio we have big speakers, and to me that's the way music should be listened to. When I listen to music, I want to just listen to music," David Lynch told The Independent in 2013. Grizzly [...]

By |2019-04-10T18:23:04-04:00April 11th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Brass Box “The Cathedral” LP

Brass Box by Jenny Rolapp LA-based band Brass Box will have you screaming "Heathcliff!" while you run across the moors in a long black gown. Their new LP, The Cathedral, out today via Dune Altar, paints a Wuthering Heights-worthy picture. At the opening, Brass Box sets the tone with "Bats," complete with a [...]

By |2019-04-03T16:45:45-04:00April 4th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Oginalii “Light As A Feather”

The impulse to drive on a darkened highway in the middle of nowhere is probably a Midwestern thing. Nashville-based Oginalii's latest offering "Light As A Feather" features the foreboding vocals and tense vibe needed to brave the winding night. With a ticking clock is an opening harbinger, Guitarist Emma Hoeflinger's voice twists and turns throughout [...]

By |2019-03-07T12:32:41-04:00March 7th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Vicky-T “Hollow”

Going solo is an act of bravery. Vicky-T (real name Victoria Asher) has taken flight from home base, exiting as keyboardist for the dance-pop band Cobra Starship. In her first solo effort, Vicky-T takes center stage, showcasing her delicate, effervescent voice in a series of pop songs made for floating on a giant pineapple in [...]

By |2019-02-22T11:14:09-04:00February 22nd, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Home Body Subvert Heteronormativity in “DNA” Video

Photo by Anja Schutz The every day tedium of adulthood is wrought with expectations. Health, wealth, career, marriage, home ownership, children: these are the mile markers of the crumbling American Dream. It's up to the newest generations to question, break down, and reorganize these pillars into something that looks like a bearable future. [...]

By |2019-02-19T20:16:12-04:00February 20th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Taleen Kali Covers “Baby Love”

Valentine's Day is more than just the seminal masterpiece starring Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba, and Ashton Kutcher (I kid, I kid). It's a day of flowers, candy, and hiding away in your apartment listening to sad songs on repeat. If Adele's 21 has invaded too many of your Spotify playlists, Taleen Kali's latest single "Baby Love" [...]

By |2019-02-14T12:32:40-04:00February 14th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

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