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Jamila Aboushaca

spill tab and Tommy Genesis Team Up for High-Speed Single “Indecisive”

LA-based French-Korean artist Claire Chicha, better known as spill tab, sometimes derails during monotonous tasks, or has a hard time choosing between seemingly endless options. But there’s two things she’s sure about: Oatly is the best oat milk, and...

Karaboudjan Reaches the Seventh Stage of Grief with “Let Go”

When Billy Kim left the East Coast to return to his home base in California, he was leaving more than his beloved Italian deli. For some time while writing his debut EP, Imago, and touring with Tycho, his studio...

Valley Maker stays next to us When The Day Leaves

In late summer 2019, Austin Crane prepared to to say goodbye to Seattle—where he’d lived, gone to school, and created music under the moniker Valley Maker for ten years—to move cross-country to his hometown in South Carolina. While he...

Buzzy Lee Won’t Cry Over “Spoiled Love”

Growing up as Hollywood royalty, Los Angeles musician Sasha Spielberg has always been able to indulge her creative streak, from playing bit parts in her dad’s movies to forming bands, like Wardell with brother Theo and Just Friends with...

After the Heartbreak, Greya Will Still “Thrive”

With a bright red jacket and vibrant orange eyeshadow, Greya stands out against the desolate, vacant backdrops in a new music video for latest single, “Thrive,” about a one-sided relationship and the unrequited passion that comes along with it....

Pearl Charles Reflects on the Making of Magic Mirror

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, I found myself playing a song over and over, taking its melodic guitar tones and feeling some sort of warmth. I’m not religious, but something about the song instilled in me a...

a black and white photo of musician Drew Citron

Drew Citron Gets Free on Debut LP

Adapting to life after heartbreak. Calling on the old phantoms of your recent sorrow. Nostalgia we sometimes want to revisit, and sometimes we only write about. Brooklyn babe and Public Practice member Drew Citron released some of that anguish...

INTERVIEW: Taylor Grey on Debut LP Space Case

California dreamer Taylor Grey may not be old enough to legally drink yet, but she is more mature and graceful than anyone I ever went to college with. She selflessly helped raise money for victims of the recent hurricanes by...

INTERVIEW/SHOW PREVIEW: Dinowalrus

Pete Feigenbaum spoke to me for about an hour about this thing, that goes on in New York City. People play instruments on stage, sometimes for near to no money—but the action of it is rewarding enough.

Artist Interview: Big Eyes

Kaitlyn Eldridge is the ultimate momma bear to the music she’s created her whole teenage and adult life. She was always that cool girl (although she might not think so) that played in adolescent bands, while the rest of...

ARTIST INTERVIEW + VIDEO REVIEW: Cocovan “Chic (Someone To Love)”

Part French, part Iranian Cocovan disappeared for about a year—leaving her fans in the art and music world wandering through empty social media sites. Then, like the reincarnations of Madonna’s various styles, Cocovan reemerged as the glam-pop empress that she...

ALBUM REVIEW: Daniel Grinberg “Short Stories”

Daniel Grinberg’s full-length is just a pure, and melodic album. Daniel, along with vocalists Aveva Dese, Alex Moshe, and Yoav Arbel, create Short Stories. Each track is a brief, yet delicate peek into Grinberg’s illustrations of life. Produced by Maor Scwartzberg off of...

EP REVIEW: Joseph Sant “Sea White Salt”

Joseph Sant just released Sea White Salt, and it’s a pure string of ambient tracks. His new EP includes the single “Nor’easter,” which can possibly relate to his voyage from Seattle, to right here. He now seems to like Brooklyn,...

EP REVIEW: Chrystyna Marie “Loaded Gun”

At first click, I saw visions of Janis Joplin singing “Loaded Gun,” the single off Chrystyna Marie‘s upcoming EP (also named Loaded Gun). She’s a Toronto-native chick and sultry vocalist—also super stunning. She’s no alien to performing and making music;...

TRACK REVIEW: Fried Monk “Heartbeats”

One thing I’ve learned from musicians like Steve Choi from RX Bandits, is that there are entertainers… and then there are true artists. While musicians can intertwine both elements, it’s rare to truly find an artist at core—not focusing...

TRACK REVIEW: BECOME X NoMBe’s “Miss Mirage”

Another glorious mold, another captivating remix. BECOME has turned NoMBe‘s “Miss Mirage” into a chillwave sound. Recently released, it has been transformed into a repeat-friendly track. I’ll hold on to the last few moments of summer with this. In between the...

EP REVIEW: Milhaus “The Graduate”

When Milhaus isn’t paying homage to that classic late 60s film, Paulina Mandeville, Charlie Kaplan, and Ian Wayne are making some sweet music. Their debut EP released in May, “The Graduate,” is only a mere four-track ensemble. You won’t grow tired...