The majority of artists and bands featured on this week’s list may not be selling out stadiums on the regular, but that’s not to say the level of talent is in any way lesser. Several of these acts have been creating outstanding music for years while flying under the mainstream radar, so I highly suggest you check them out via our playlist because you just may find your new favorite artist.

Psychic Friend – My Rocks Are Dreams

Will Schwartz (Imperial Teen, Hey Willpower) releases his debut album under his new project, Psychic Friend, via Dangerbird Records today, and if you like his updated version of piano pop, you’ll most definitely want to catch this week’s episode of the LA Music Blogcast on TradioV as Schwartz will be joining hosts Ben Gill and David Fisch for an interview and live performance.


Matt Costa – Matt Costa

I’ve been a fan of Matt Costa ever since I discovered his debut album, Songs We Sing, which, though independently released at first, ended up being rereleased as his debut effort with Brushfire Records. This new self-titled album marks his fourth full-length under the Brushfire banner, and if you like melodic, sun-drenched folk pop, you’ll like Matt Costa.

Matt Costa

Foals – Holy Fire

Just yesterday we announced Foals’ upcoming North American tour with Surfer Blood and Blondfire, so if you’re the type that likes to sing along at shows (and who isn’t?), you’ll want to give Holy Fire a listen or five (better to be over-prepared than underprepared, right?).

foals holy fire

Read on for the best of the rest below!

Bullet For My Valentine – Temper Temper

Bullet for my valentine temper temper

Nataly Dawn – How I Knew Her

Nataly dawn

Pissed Jeans – Honeys


The Stone Foxes – Small Fires


Darwin Deez – Songs For Imaginative People

Darwin Deez

The Little Ones – The Dawn Sang Along

the little ones the dawn sang along

Day Joy – Go To Sleep, Mess

day joy go to sleep mess