PREMIERE: HALEY “Credit Forever Part 2”

Haley by Colin Michael Simmons Since 2003, Haley McCallum has put dozens of releases out into the world as Haley Bonar - most of them with a folk rock bent and a focus on her clever lyricism and yearning vocals. That focus shifts with Pleasureland, released simply under the mononymous moniker HALEY. It's [...]

By |2018-10-01T15:25:02+00:00October 1st, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Lexi Todd “Complacent”

Have you noticed a sudden trend of "blacked out" Facebook profile pictures? You may have received a few messages about this one, encouraging you to show followers a "world without women." October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and already there's some confusion on how people can support victims of domestic violence. For musician Lexi [...]

By |2018-10-01T21:25:40+00:00October 1st, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: The Hottman Sisters “Louder” EP

photo by Carley Scott Fields Starting over, beginning anew, casting off the old... it's a process easier said than done. Omaha, Nebraska natives The Hottman Sisters are determined to move forward creatively, letting the past fall back into the rear view. Comprised of actual sisters Jessica (guitar) and Heather (synths), along with drummer [...]

By |2018-09-28T04:16:17+00:00September 27th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Moon Honey “Life Has No Meaning”

The plight of the monarch butterfly may not seem like a fitting subject for a song, yet LA's Moon Honey tackles butterflies, climate change, and death itself in their new single "Life Has No Meaning." Don't let it get you down though. Frontwoman Jess Joy uses the flutter of her voice and a kilowatt smile [...]

By |2018-09-14T16:39:14+00:00September 14th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

INTERVIEW: L’Rain, Spellling, and Boy Harsher to Embrace the Experimental at Basilica SoundScape 2018

Just a short ride on Amtrak from Penn Station, Hudson - with its quaint brick buildings, historic architecture, and riverside views - has become an enclave for New York City’s artistic expats. One of its architectural centerpieces rises from the city’s industrial past: Basilica Hudson, a sprawling 1800s foundry reborn in 2010 as a concert [...]

By |2018-09-12T18:14:03+00:00September 12th, 2018|Audiofemme Presents, FEATURES, Interviews|

PREMIERE: Billy Moon “Tangerine Dream”

Punk is a loaded word. It's been ascribed to popular artists as diverse as New Found Glory, Green Day, and Patti Smith. Graham Caldwell makes music as Billy Moon that expands beyond the label, gifting listeners with a tonally diverse album made for a record player's full turns. Punk Songs, Caldwell's debut LP, contains traces [...]

By |2018-09-10T14:05:05+00:00September 10th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Cillie Barnes “Mudslides”

Vanessa Long is the woman behind Cillie Barnes, a five-piece "avant-pop" project out of Happy Valley, California. It's her Ojai style, her witchy lyrics, and her shaman (that's right, I said shaman) that make this band feel intrinsically LA. It's an easy aesthetic to dismiss nowadays. Every band north of the 101 carries crystals in their [...]

By |2018-08-30T15:42:11+00:00August 30th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

INTERVIEW: Pecas Glows on Latest LP After Dark

photo by Matt Allen On their third album, After Dark, Brooklyn duo pecas creates a dreamy dance party that invites us to explore our own morbid self-reflections, embrace the darker sides of ourselves, and change our situations in spite of what fate had determined them to be. It’s a catchy and relaxing listen where [...]

By |2018-08-31T17:13:54+00:00August 28th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Reviews|

INTERVIEW: Jen Baron of Girls Rock Helps Young Women Find Their Voices

It's hard for a guy to interrupt you if you've got your amp turned up to 11. Many women know the feeling of being mansplained to or interrupted mid-thought with the words "just to piggyback on that." Girls Rock Santa Barbara is all about getting girls in charge and on stage. The Girls Rock mission [...]

By |2018-08-24T12:49:45+00:00August 22nd, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews|

INTERVIEW: Jackie Venson Stands Her Ground With “Never Say Die”

Jackie Venson's music feels good. Its laid back vibe mirrors Austin, Texas, the city she calls home. In recent years however, Venson's music, like many artists living in the era of Trump, has taken on a bit more of an edge, her lyrics tackling the shift in American culture. "'Never Say Die' is a song [...]

By |2018-08-21T15:36:12+00:00August 21st, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews|

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