Well before the release of her 2017 debut album, Nashville songwriter Lillie Mae Rische had already established an ever-traveling lifestyle with an exposure to hundreds of musicians, sounds, and venues in her adolescence. She’s no stranger to national recognition, thanks to her sibling group Jypsi, and Lillie Mae’s recent solo work has gained the attention of The Raconteurs and Robert Plant, both of whom she’ll be touring with this summer.
This exciting news comes alongside the announcement of Lillie Mae’s sophomore full-length, Other Girls, celebrating personal victories over a meshing of Americana and folk, all performed by her intimate band of family members and close collaborators. Other Girls is out August 16th and Lillie Mae is back on the road in just a couple weeks but today, let’s enjoy the brand new music video for the album’s haunting title track, “You’ve Got Other Girls For That”!
For the past decade, L.A. experimental hip-hop producer Ringgo Ancheta has been altering the mental states of willing listeners as Mndsgn, pronounced “mind design”. And true to his name, Mndsgn’s thumping yet dreamy instrumental tracks are engaging enough to listen to for hours but still leave plenty of space to absorb, reflect, and simply be.
Tomorrow Mndsgn pays homage to one of his musical idols with a beat tape in the vain of J Dilla’s classic Donuts. Brief, eclectic and decidedly more fun than it is ethereal, the fourteen tracks on Snaxx will sate the appetites of Mndsgn fans while he works on a moodier full-length, projected for a 2020 release date. Mndsgn plays at Come and Take It Live late next month and today you can get a free sample from Snaxx with “Deviled Eggs”!
For an artist called, “SadGirl“, you may be surprised to learn that it’s actually a group, not just one person, none of whom are women, and the music itself honestly isn’t all that sad…This upbeat L.A. rock trio has been kickin’ out jams since 2014 and in a couple days they share their highly-anticipated debut album, Water.
The ten original tunes on Water embody vintage pop through analog production techniques and channel the fluidity of its namesake, so dip your head into the record’s lead single ahead of time with “Chlorine”!
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Whatever opinions you may have about global warming, the first day of summer is almost here so get ready to ride some waves with the sun’s favorite genre: surf rock. And just in time for the heat, independent record label Mexican Summer has teamed up with outdoor brand Pilgrim Surf + Supply to create Self Discovery for Social Survival, a surreal audio-visual surf experience that pays tribute to classic surf cinema.
Commandeering the film’s integral various artist soundtrack is LA psych outfit Allah-Las, a four-piece best known for their analog production methods and driving love of ’60s counterculture. Allah-Las provided five instrumental tracks to this acid-soaked soundtrack so before you bask in the rays on its Friday release date, slather up the tanning oil and wax down the board with this well-preserved neo-retro tune, “Raspberry Jam”!
Before they joined forces in Hollywood, Kentucky multi-instrumentalist Jeff Hortillosa and California singer Kelley Jakle were both accomplished songwriters in their own right: Hortillosa supporting Austin “trashgrass” five-piece Whiskey Shivers and Jakle gaining recognition beyond her local scene with a college a cappella group. But when these star-crossed collaborators met on the set of Pitch Perfect 3, sparks flew and that chemistry gave birth to a new, diverse duo, Robin Alice.
Jakle’s pop-rock vocal tendencies mesh surprisingly well with Hortillosa’s Americana arrangement style, and the five songs on their debut EP obscure the lines between an impressive number of genres and influences. Mixed by Grammy Winner Chris “Frenchie” Smith (and engineered by Kris Wade), Here and There is out this Friday but let’s go ahead and take a gander at the forbidden fruit with a premiere of the album’s centerpiece, “Sinner”!