r e l ’s music radiates emotion, embodying what she calls “evoca-pop”– music that makes you think and feel– and what has been labeled by music-tastemakers and fans as dream pop/alternative r&b.
In just over a year, REL has garnered both critical acclaim and over 100,000 soundcloud listens. Watch her video covering the Glass Animals “Gooey”.
Every so often, the tour rider for a certain act or band will appear online, inspiring discussion of how ridiculous, crazy, and absurd said act or band is with their requests while out on the road. In addition to outlining security, insurance policies, and other technical items, these lists provide some insight into exactly what makes your favorite act tick while hanging out backstage. It also sheds some light on just how comfortable they need to be before rocking a huge crowd….
Heard this new song today by The Slightlys and can’t get it out of my head. “Desperate Measures” is a timeless indie rock anthem reminiscent of Foster the People and the Killers. This emerging LA four-piece played the Warp Tour recently and are currently in the studio recording debut album. Take a listen below.
Lately I have been enjoying the new single from Ted Z and the Wranglers. The four piece, deliver outlaw americana-charged rock. Ted’s catchy story-songs are fully-realized tales of love, regret, getting older, and getting in trouble. I dig the Americana tunes, featuring quick picking and bluesy slide guitar over beats and swinging shuffles. In the span of a few years, Ted Z and the Wranglers have become one of Southern California’s most compelling and sought after Americana roots musical collectives. Take a listen.
Put aside 12 hours and find a comfortable place to sit, because these 12 albums will just suck you in and not let you go. No fillers, just song after song of musical bliss. Rest that skip button finger and enjoy the ride!
Radiohead – Kid A
New music of the week is Los Angeles-based alt-country collective Burroughs. In the span of less than a year, they have become one of California’s most exciting and sought after Americana bands. The four-piece blends elements of country rock, gritty folk and soulful Americana reminiscent of the likes of Jason Isbell, Whiskeytown, and Wilco. Check out their latest single “Alive” that evokes a 90s alt-country revival with themes of self destruction and inner turmoil.
This one has been on repeat, Forebear’s new single "People’s Champ" a 90s grunge tune with dazed guitars, lush strings and brutally honest lyrics. The four-piece has been a staple at many Los Angeles festivals and are definitely a band to watch. Listen to the new track here.