MUSIC, MUSIC INTERVIEW

Gabrielle Wortman On The Seductive Fog of Smoke Season

No Comments 05 February 2017

Gabrielle Wortman of the electro-soul duo Smoke Season talks tackling social issues in music, the group’s latest direction, and the album that inspired her the most. by Daniel Barron   Smoke Season derives their namesake from the thick fog of artifice that tends to sour Los Angeles. Where life on the hustle often means cloudy […]

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CULTURE, MUSIC INTERVIEW

Roxanna Walitzki Brings Opera Into the 21st Century

No Comments 18 May 2016

Opera singer Roxanna Walitzki’s speaks about bringing the form into the 21st century and the themes behind her debut EP Exquisite Corpse. By Daniel Barron     Roxanna Walitzki first left an impression on me at an art opening in Culver City this past February. It was sort of hard for her not to. Her sinewy frame asserted […]

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Psychedelic Porch Party: Forest of Tongue

No Comments 19 November 2015

Long Beach trio Forest of Tongue open up to Yay! LA about its new album, its creative process and its journey to psychedelic perfection. By Simon Weedn   Upon first or repeated listens to Forest of Tongue, one might be hard pressed to find words to describe the band’s sound and style. The Long Beach […]

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Life is Better with Bombón

No Comments 22 October 2015

The success of Bombón hasn’t kept these women from being humble, passionate, and rad as f*ck. By Simon Weedn Photos by Cheryl Groff aka “Shanty Cheryl”   2015 has been an incredible year for San Pedro’s favorite garage/surf trio, Bombón. The band saw itself in prominent spots on the Burger Boogaloo, Burger A-Go-Go, and Echo […]

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Getting Down with Danke

No Comments 19 August 2015

Danke opens up to Yay! LA about love, LA, and finding comfort in Mouth Confetti. by Simon Weedn     Debut albums can be tricky. At worst they can come off as amateur, poorly executed, and lacking a unified vision, and at best they present the full, unwavering image of an artist, thoroughly showcasing their […]

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In Studio with Joel Jerome

No Comments 24 June 2015

LA indie music fixture Joel Jerome talks producing records and evolving his solo career. by Simon Weedn     If you’ve been a follower of Los Angeles’ independent music scene for the last decade or so, chances are you’ve heard the name Joel Jerome come up once or twice, if not dozens and dozens of […]

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The Epic Wail of Sad Robot

No Comments 22 June 2015

“Cine-pop” duo Sad Robot talk finding their new sound, touring life, and creating art from pain in advance of their new LP Après Moi Le Déluge. by Daniel Barron     The title of Los Angeles duo Sad Robot’s new album is titled Après Moi, Le Déluge, an idiom that translates as “after me, the […]

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Geek Out & Get Down With Anabot

No Comments 18 June 2015

Analise Nelson of the sci-fi psych-pop group Anabot talks her love of music, crossing genres, and her Awesome Mix Mondays series. by Steven Ray Morris     Referring to everyone in the crowd as “time travelers” at her shows, Anabot (fronted by Analise Nelson), takes everyone on a sonic journey through space and time. Her […]

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MUSIC, MUSIC INTERVIEW

The Primal Instinct of ANML

No Comments 03 June 2015

Toronto-born singer-songwriter ANML, aka Lila Rose, talks the environment, embracing performance art, and taking risks for her new concept LP WE.ANIMALS. By Daniel Barron     [Editor’s Note: This story was published in 2015 and has been updated with new content to suit Lila Rose’s transition into ANML] “I want people to see the interconnectedness of […]

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MUSIC, MUSIC INTERVIEW

Pallin’ Around with Gal Pals

No Comments 25 April 2015

Jillian Talley of the girl band duo Gal Pals talks developing their new LP Velvet Rut. by Simon Weedn     The world is a complex place, so sometimes it’s nice to get mesmerized by something that’s simple, straightforward, and brimming with passion and authenticity. Enter Gal Pals, an awesome power duo, whose name is […]

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