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BOYO releases new single "A Social Death By Proximity (Los Feliz)", new album out 1/19

On BOYO's first full-length 'Control,' Robert Tilden and his bandmates explored the trippy eccentricities of indie rock with pop songs that were slightly deformed in character. Endowed with a clever title that immediately reminded me of this Associates gem, "A Social Death By Proximity (Los Feliz)" is a fitting continuation of Tilden's anxiety-ridden explorations, keeping his inner chaos under control as a warm blanket of reverberated guitars mount into a surging chorus.

"A Social Death By Proximity (Los Feliz)" is the latest single off of BOYO's forthcoming LP, Me Again, which is out on January 19 via Danger Collective Records. Tilden will be celebrating the release with an all ages release show at the Bootleg Theater on January 25. Juan Rodríguez

The Gloomies go on a pleasant retreat on new single "Space"

The Gloomies just capped off a couple of West Coast dates, which does bode well for the potentiality of new material around the corner. But in the meantime, the indie-pop duo set their sights on the new year with a chilly turn to escapism in the form of new single "Space." Joined by Madeline Follis of Cults, the seraphic track incorporates a hazy swirl of electronic textures that paint the sky like a soft oil canves. Its delicate musical composition inspires one to quell the stress during these cold, wintry months.

"Space" is out now on all streaming platforms. Juan Rodríguez

 

Mind Monogram's "Hedberg" is a psych-rock ode to the absurd

Mind Monogram take a fanciful trip into a lysergic wonderland on "Hedberg." The psych-rock four-piece envelops their grand throwback sound with free jazz embellishments that give the track a true sense of freedom. An ode to idiosyncratic late-comedian Mike Hedberg, "Hedberg" untangles into a beautifully melodic and layered production that keep its tuneful hooks grounded in experimentation.

"Hedberg" is the second single off of Mind Monogram's forthcoming full-length, Ivory Hall, which is out in early 2018. Juan Rodríguez

The Deli LA Artist to Watch: Daiza

Danielle Thwaites, or better known as Daiza, is blowing up in the local electronic scene. With roots in both Dallas and Boston, Thwaites brings years of writing and self-taught music production to her own rare style of electronica. After listening to all of Thwaites’s music on her sound cloud I instantly became a fan, and truth be told, I usually don’t seek out that style of music; it’s just not for me. However, she does an amazing job at transforming the imagery of her music into what she is feeling by incorporating guitars, synths, drum pads, Ableton and trigger sounds, creating a dark, twisted and fascinating story inside my own head. You can watch a captivating visual to her single, “Here,” on YouTube that definitely captured my focus for the whole 4 minutes. (I recommend watching it in the dark.)

Though all the music I have heard thus far from Thwaites was beautiful, single “Metal Mouth” has taken gold. Both lyrics and instrumentals come together to create a nostalgic and relaxing vibe that I was not expecting from an electronic artist. Thwaites’s talent is simply astounding, and up until recently, all of her shows were performed solo: “A friend of mine, Michael, is a real fan of my project. He co-wrote a new track with me, and now I’m bringing him to the stage for a few songs where he will sing, play keys and trigger whatever it is he needs to.” And with a show at Amplyfi coming up on January 12, Thwaites is determined to make every show different for her audience: “It’s never the same setlist, always a new song or two, and I’m always trying new ways of performing songs to have control of more parameters.”

Daiza is available on all social media platforms, so you have no excuse to not check her out and fall in love. Kayla Hay 

 
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