The AV Club

Ezra Furman Performs "Love You So Bad" On AV Club

This week, we’re sharing songs from Ezra Furman, whose latest record, Transangelic Exodus, was just released last week.

NPR

La Luz announce new album, premiere video for "Cicada" on NPR

If your mom’s favorite telenovela met The Love Witch, the resulting TV movie would be La Luz’s video for “Cicada.” After 2015’s Charles Burns-inspired Weirdo Shrine, “Cicada” is the first single off the L.A. band’s upcoming album Floating Features, and builds on its noir foundations with a sunny edge. Floating Features comes out May 11 on Hardly Art Records.

Pitchfork

Jackson McIntosh's "Can It Be Love" Is Lounge Pop for Romantics

Though it may be unfortunate for his romantic prospects, MacIntosh’s solo career is off to a very promising start.

Los Angeles Times

LA Times names "Memory of a Cut-Off Head" one of the 30 essential LA records of 2017

Which is to say, is there too much recorded music in the world? Yes. Is most of it forgettable? Certainly. Below are 30 albums, alphabetically arranged, by Los Angeles-area artists issued this year that deserve your investment.

Alt Citizen

Alt Citizen Reviews Surfbort Record Release Show at Baby's All Right

The EP is great, the band is great, and singing along with a maniac is a lovely way to spend an evening.

Pigeons and Planes

Pigeons and Planes premiere Cones' new video with interview

The duo brings life to their endlessly catchy new single with an impressive visual.

Brooklyn Vegan

Bill's Indie Basement Lists Flat Worms in His List of "5 things I like a lot"

Welcome to the second installment of Bill’s Indie Basement, aka “five things I like a lot.” This week we’ve got a memoir from Robert Forester of The Go-Betweens, a whole bunch of Saint Etienne reissues, and buzzsaw pop from Los Angeles’ Flat Worms.

LA Weekly

Shannon Lay, Lael Neale, Entrance, Chad Ubovich

Much of the time, singer-guitarist Shannon Lay performs with Feels, a local band that also features co–lead singer Laena Geronimo and alternates between frantic punk-rock bursts and more melodic post-punk passages.

Lady Gunn

LadyGunn Premieres "Back to Reaction" Video

Dani Miller’s dream mosh, punk rock siren howl is a familiar one to the the streets of NY’s most up and coming scene. She’s a millennial Karen O meets Lydia Lunch kind of girl that makes you want to fall in love with a twisted nightmare. In her no holds barred approach to life, accompanied by three her three power chords to the wind rock band,  the Surfbort’s are a guiding light to the inner FUCK IT in all of us.

Pitchfork

U.S. Girls announce new album and release music video for "Velvet 4 Sale"

In a Poem Unlimited arrives early next year

Stereogum

Stereogum premieres U.S. Girls' new single

a breathy, slinky track about enacting revenge on abusers

Brooklyn Vegan

Brooklyn Vegan premieres U.S. Girls' new single ahead of album release

The new single is “Velvet 4 Sale,” a powerful feminist revenge fantasy set to a slow-burn groove that confronts inequality and abuse.

The Guardian

Leather daddies and jazz: a beginner's guide to garage-rock hero John Dwyer

My motto is: try everything, life is short,” says John Dwyer, the leader of San Francisco garage rockers Thee Oh Sees. “We are growing at every turn. Every day you get a little older, a little closer to the grave – you should taste it all.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone interviews John Dwyer about upcoming album and more

As his band releases its 20th album, the prolific musician and label head explains how ‘D&D’ and a “zen” work ethic fuel his underground empire

Tiny Mixtapes

Tiny Mixtapes premieres Cones' new single, "Later"

Listen to Cones’ new single now!

WTF Pod

WTF podcast with Marc Maron, episode 862: JOHN DWYER

Whether you call his band Thee Oh Sees, Oh Sees, or OCS, there’s no denying John Dwyer’s prolific musical output.

Pitchfork

Oh Sees’ John Dwyer Joins Marc Maron on “WTF” Podcast: Listen

Oh Sees’ John Dwyer was the latest guest on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast. The conversation covers Dwyer’s prolific career and his influences.

Stereogum

Hear Marc Maron Interview Oh Sees’ John Dwyer On WTF

John Dwyer, the frenetically prolific frontman of Thee Oh Sees and all the band’s verious mutations (Oh Sees, OCS) joined Maron in his garage to talk about garage rock.

Post-Trash

Post-Trash Thinks Flat Worms is a Band to Keep Your Eye On

For a debut record, this may be one of the strongest and tightest batch of songs cementing this band as something to keep an eye on.

Pitchfork

Ty Segall Shares New Song “My Lady’s on Fire”: Listen

Ty Segall has shared a new single. It’s called “My Lady’s on Fire,” and you can hear it below. The new track follows his recent songs “Alta” and “Meaning.”