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Liz Ohanesian

Riki Turns Introspective on Sophomore Album Gold

Riki knew that she wanted to include a cover song on Gold, released on November 26 via Dais Records, and had been working with a couple different song possibilities when she settled on “Porque Te Vas,” the 1974 melancholy...

PREMIERE: Nicole Marxen Shares Haunting Video for “Bones / Dust”

Nicole Marxen says that she was “really insecure” when she started out in music. “I didn’t grow up playing music,” she says on a recent phone call. “It’s something that I got into by accident in my early 20s...

Marie Nyx and Maude Vôs Champion Inclusivity with Delusional Records

Finding a record label to release your music isn’t easy. And sometimes, the hardest part is finding one that also aligns with your artistic mission and ethos. That’s what led Los Angeles-based producers Maude Vôs and Marie Nyx to found...

Uffie Gets Weird on Remix of “Cool” Company Records Single

When it comes to songwriting, a lot has changed for Uffie since she unleashed her mid-‘00s club hit “Pop the Glock.”  Back then, the American-French singer-songwriter kept busy jaunting across Europe, where she typically played club nights, sometimes in...

hackedepicciotto Renders Tumultuous Pandemic Year on The Silver Threshold

If there’s one song that truly encapsulates the frustration of life right now, it’s “Babel,” from hackedepicciotto’s latest album, The Silver Threshold. Over music that rises and falls with cinematic tension, Danielle de Picciotto tells the story of the...

Tokyo-Based Experimentalist Noah Releases Fashion-Inspired Étoile EP

Étoile, the latest EP from Japanese musician Noah, is comprised of only three tracks and clocks in at just 12 minutes. Yet, the Hokkaido-born, Tokyo-based artist has packed in an album’s-worth of emotion that unfolds like a film score....

PREMIERE: Florencia Andrada Has a Message for Bad Men in “El Imperio”

“El Imperio,” the title of the latest single from Argentinian soul singer Florencia Andrada, translates to “the empire;” it’s a term that came up in a conversation between Andrada and a friend about the differences between men’s and women’s...

Night Palace Premieres “Into the Wake, Mystified” Video

When Night Palace singer Avery Leigh Draut prepared to shoot the video for “Into the Wake, Mystified” with director Hanna Haley, she packed up her bags with the most “magical things” that she could find in her apartment before...

Ramona Gonzalez Brings Academic Study to Nite Jewel with Comeback LP No Sun

Nearly two weeks have passed since the release of No Sun, Ramona Gonzalez’s fifth full-length album as Nite Jewel, when Audiofemme catches up with the L.A.-based singer/composer/producer by phone. In that time, Gonzalez celebrated the release of her latest...

Figuring Out L.A. Nightlife in the COVID-19 Era

On June 15, California reopened and Los Angeles bars and clubs were able to resume business without most of the pandemic-related restrictions that had forced so many to go dark for over a year. Two days later, I returned...

Dot Allison Teases New Record with Premiere of “One Love”

Some ideas are hard to forget. At least, that’s the case for Dot Allison. The Scottish singer began working steadily on her forthcoming album, Heart-Shaped Scars, sometime around 2017, with some songs, like “One Love,” (premiering  today via Audiofemme),...