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01.23: CAPYAC bring the funk and new single to Moroccan Lounge

CAPYAC bring the party wherever they perform, so catch them livening up your Thursday night at Moroccan Lounge on January 23rd. The show precedes the release of the electro-funk duo's upcoming single "Dirty", which drops on January 31st. With festival performances and upcoming shows planned for Paris, Berlin, London, Copenhagen, Tijuana, Costa Mesa, and more, 2020 looks to keep CAPYAC busy electrifying crowds with their surreal dance and music act, during which anything can happen (including surprise pancakes, puppets, or impromptu improvisations which disappear into memory as soon as they're done). If you want to see what tricks CAPYAC have up their sleeve this year, catch them on January 23rd at Moroccan Lounge. First, check out their latest video, done for a collaboration with songwriter Annabelle Maginnis called "Little Toes". - Will Sisskind


Irene Diaz navigates lost love on new single "Another Observer"

Irene Diaz returns after a long hiatus with her new single "Another Observer", a cut from her upcoming full-length Lovers & Friends, out later this year. In "Another Observer", the alt-pop singer-songwriter navigates lost love using her soulful voice and mournful arrangements. This slow jam comes with a music video depicting Diaz working through her grief in text message format as she sits in her car overlooking the California dusk. With moody and electronic textures on top of Diaz's rich voice, "Another Observer" is just a taste of what's to come later this year on Lovers & Friends; take a look at the video for the track now. - Will Sisskind

01.24: Trends paint dream pop picture with show at The Roar Room

On January 24th, dream pop quartet Trends will mark the release of their debut album Palettes with a colorful show at The Roar Room. Trends has grown from lead vocalist Marina Paiz's lo-fi solo project to a four-piece indie powerhouse, creating songs that expand from soft and introspective musings to rapid-fire proclamations in both sound and verse. Palettes has the band processing life's complex moments through song; on tracks like "Ampersand" and "Blanket Party", Trends explore grief and missed opportunity, as well as what we do to cope and make our own way through our lives. Take a look at the music video for "Branches", a single from Palettes, below. - Will Sisskind 

Singer-songwriter Lily Kershaw releases new LP "Arcadia", announces tour dates

Singer-songwriter Lily Kershaw put out Arcadia, her new album and follow-up to 2018's acclaimed EP Lost Angeles, late last year, but this winter she'll tour through Europe and the States to support the release. As her most intimate release to date, songs like "Always & Forever" showcase the passion and emotion behind Kershaw's voice, as well as the rich arrangements backing her newest poetic and observant lyrics. Kershaw's tour will take her Amsterdam, Munich, Paris, and London in late January and February; after a short break, she'll visit San Francisco and San Diego before heading out to the East Coast. Take a look at the video for "Always & Forever" below. - Will Sisskind

Alexandra Savior releases transcendental new album "The Archer"

Alexandra Savior has seen many places up and down the West Coast, and all of her experiences have led to the creation of The Archer, her sophomore studio album. Savior delivers her wistful lyrics in a voice and with arrangements that will remind indie fans of Lana Del Rey, with songs incorporating elements that are soft and airy as well as abrasive and thundering in their proclamations. The album focuses on feelings of isolation, as the inspiration came from an unhealthy relationship that Savior didn't realize she was in. The music video for the title track focuses on Super 8-filmed grim scenes of a lighthouse in Port Townsend, WA, which symbolize the mood of being in that relationship at the time. Take a look at the video below, and make sure to check out the rest of Savior's work on The Archer. - Will Sisskind

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