New Album Releases: November 6, 2015

Music from Ellie Goulding, CeeLo Green, and more!

November 6th, 2015
Sean Kramer
Category: Lead Story, News
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We’re inching into the depths of the 4th quarter of the year, a time that traditionally sees a relative slowing down of new album releases in the music industry. But we’re not quite there yet! Some of music’s biggest names are slipping in albums of new music before the lull of the holidays.
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Win Tickets To See Tanlines At The Fonda!

Experimental pop duo hits LA on Dec. 2nd

November 5th, 2015
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story

Tanlines have always struck me at NYC’s version of LA’s Capital Cities. Both acts feature two cute dudes with a clear sense of humor (check out their Netflix-inspired website) making dancey, radio-friendly songs (if you haven’t had their single “Pieces” stuck in your head yet, you haven’t heard it).
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Review: Passion Pit & Atlas Genius @ The Wiltern

An evening of energetic indie pop!

November 2nd, 2015
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, Review
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There’s nothing more energizing than dancey indie-pop music, and last Wednesday, fans filled The Wiltern for a double dose of that feel-good sound courtesy of Atlas Genius and Passion Pit. For almost four hours, ringing synthesizers highlighted uptempo songs, and the art deco theater became one giant party.
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New Album Releases: October 30, 2015

Tricks, treats, and brand-new music

October 30th, 2015
Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, News
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Halloween AND new music? What’s not to like about this weekend? Whether you’re leaning bluegrass or lo-fi, we’ve got a slew of new tunes ready and willing to soundtrack your costumed sugar coma.
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Top 5 Songs For Halloween Vibes

Give yourself a ghostly good soundtrack

Anthony Marks
Category: Lead Story, Video
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It’s that time of year again. My mom is anxiously waiting for her Hallmark Christmas movies to start, and I’m fondly remembering the days when Thanksgiving and Christmas began, you know, in late November. With the greed and competition of modern society, the holidays practically start as soon as it’s fall, but before we prepare for the Thanksgiving feast, book flights, save up for X-mas gifts, etc., let’s enjoy some Halloween celebrations.
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Festival Review: Beach Goth 4 @ The Observatory

A garage rock-fueled festival for the indie kids

October 29th, 2015
Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Lead Story, Review
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If you could get past the logistical pains that come with having a fest at the Santa Ana Observatory, this weekend’s Beach Goth 4 featured a tremendous lineup of local faves and universally praised indie acts, all with the absence of a massive headliner, which allowed festival tickets to retain their wonderfully affordable price-tags.
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New Album Releases: October 23, 2015

Joanna Newson, Carrie Underwood, and more!

October 23rd, 2015
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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Adele’s announcement of a new album has the music world all abuzz today, but 25 won’t be released until November, and you want new music right now, right? Take a look at our list of ten of today’s most notable album releases, which includes a couple of pop songstresses whose albums can help hold you over until Adele’s latest drops.
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CMJ: A View From The Stage

A week in the life of a CMJ performer

Gerry Doot
Category: Lead Story, Review

When you hear that your friend’s band is playing a festival like SXSW or CMJ, maybe you conjure images of cocaine-fueled nights spent mingling with emerging rock stars, maybe even a few celebrity sightings at some small venues? That fantasy is not reality. The experiences of the CMJ attendee and CMJ performer are very different, and while obviously not every performer at the CMJ Music Marathon is going to have the same schedule, for me and my band Valley Queen, the term “hectic” was an understatement.
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Adele Releases “Hello” Single And Video

Our favorite British songstress is back!

Kristen Meza
Category: Lead Story, Video
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The day has finally come — Adele has graced us with new music! It’s been three years in the making, but we can now expect a new album from the British songstress on November 20th. If you’re like me and need something to hold you over ’til then, Adele’s got you covered as she has also released the album’s lead single along with a corresponding music video.
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Win Tickets To See Clint Mansell at Ace Hotel!

Get uneasy with the acclaimed composer in March

October 20th, 2015
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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“Uneasy” may not be the feeling most artists are looking to elicit from their audience, but Clint Mansell isn’t most artists. This celebrated British composer is a longtime collaborator of Darren Aronofsky, a director whose films could hardly be considered lighthearted affairs (Black Swan, Requiem For A Dream, The Wrestler, etc.), and over the course of his decades-long career, Mansell has crafted some of the most celebrated (and unsettling) pieces of music in modern memory.
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