In September, Mamalarky announced their debut full length with the single "Schism Trek," a buoyant first cut from an album of "Indie Rock that summons an easy and pure joy" (NYLON), that Uproxx claimed "is definitely not a record to sleep on as the leaves turn and the fall sets in" in a feature timed to the album's announce. The band, who have recently re-located to Atlanta after stints in Austin and LA, have been the subject of a rare mid-pandemic buzz on the back of two one off singles for their new label Fire Talk (Dehd, Pure X, Corey Flood), "Fury" and May's "How To Say," earning early praise from outlets like NPR, Billboard, Bandcamp, The Grey Estates, Pond Magazine, Refinery29, Alt Citizen, and The Line of Best Fit. Today Mamalarky are sharing the album stand out "You Make Me Smile" following a premiere on Matt Wilkinson's Apple Music 1 show.
A change of pace from the punky edge of their earlier singles, "You Make Me Smile" brings Mamalarky's inventive and exploratory energies into a dreamier space, establishing a lilting groove before bursting into a kaleidoscope of layered electronics in its euphoric chorus.
Mamalarky's self-titled debut will be released on Fire Talk on November 20th. It is available for preorder here!
Los Angeles-based rock band, Frankie and The Studs, are unleashing their killer new single/video "(Not Your) Victim." The new single is out everywhere today via their newly inked deal with Australian label Punktured Media.
To put it simply, Frankie and The Studs rock like hell. They’re a mix of dirty converse, and messy black hair, slender hips and big kohl eyes, sexual tension and youthful verve. Already scoring opening slots for the iconic B-52’s, Billie Joe Armstrong’s The Longshot, and The Struts, Frankie and The Studs are defining rock n’ roll for a whole new generation of kids ready to smash culture to bits.
Frankie Clarke is the effervescent singer, songwriter, and guitarist who fronts the band, and with a prolific family history in the music and fashion industries, it’s hardly a surprise that she has star power coursing through her veins. As the daughter of Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, she took her first steps on a tour bus and was playing in a band by the age of eleven. An electric force with a badass stage presence, killer style, and a sophisticated musicality, Frankie is paving the path for a new era of rock chicks.
“’(Not Your) Victim’ is a song inspired by the inherent strength women possess. “Through the challenges of living in a patriarchal society, we can never have enough reminders of our innate superpowers as women," Frankie writes. "Women supporting women is a powerful force to be reckoned with and this song reminds us to do just that." Written by Frankie Clarke and Anthony Stasi, and produced by Paul Miner at Buzzbomb Studios CA, "(Not Your) Victim" makes a strong statement, lyrically and musically. - Via Tallulah Management
Images by Ben Cope
Rikki Valentina is known for her angelic vocals and melodic writing style. The Indie-Pop singer started gaining attention on her single "April Fool" which she wrote, composed, and produced herself. April Fool started to gain traction in the TikTok world and helped her build her slowly building fan base.
Rikki has been featured on playlists such as MADA's Indie Pop, Tunes Go Hard, Crack In The Road, Buzz Music, The Edge Of Indie Poptimism, Punch Block Baby, and Sleepy Wolf.
She has also been featured on blogs such as Voyage LA and Buzz Music Blog.
Rikki Valentina's new song, "Dollar $igns" strikes up the conversation we all fear to talk about.. and that's addiction. Social media addiction is a very serious issue which causes depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and etc.. Dollar $igns talks about being free and being who you really are. We all hide behind some sort of image we think is more likable, in fear of feeling accepted in this day and age.
Arianna May is a Los Angeles Photographer, specializing in editorial and concert photography. She is a full time freelance Artist.
"Los Angeles’ The Paranoyds continue their streak of reminiscent Sci-Fi boogie with “Memory Foam!" On this unearthed outtake from their Carnage Bargain recording session, the band ruminates on the tedium and loss of innocence that comes with adulthood. “Memory Foam” is a playful track with a rhythm that encourages you to do a dance and evoke the spirits to ward off all the guys without jobs still living off of their parents." Via riotactmedia.com
“Memory Foam is a playful track for us, about the loss of innocence and transition into adulthood, about both the pride and sadness that can come from making an “adult” purchase.” – The Paranoyds
Photo by Renee Parkhurst
THE PARANOYDS SXSW 2020 SCHEDULE:
Desert Daze at Hotel Vegas - 5:45pm
Third Man Records at Volcom Garden - 2:50pm
Levitation at Hotel Vegas - 11:25pm
The Grey Estates at Hole in the Wall - 2:10pm
Vans at Barracuda
Thrasher at Better Half - 2:15pm
Burgermania at Hotel Vegas - 4:15pm
Siren Sounds/Har Mar Superstar at Cheer Up Charlie’s - 10:00pm
EUROPEAN SPRING TOUR
4/22 Berlin, DE, @ Urban Spree
4/23 Hamburg, DE, @ Molotow Skybar
4/25 Le Havre, FR, Musee D’Histoire Naturelle
4/27 Antwerp, BE, Cabron
4/28 Paris, FR, Espace B
4/29 Lyon, FR, Le Sonic
4/30 Luzern, CH, Neubad-Keller
5/02 London, UK, Shacklewell Arms
5/30 Riverside, CA @ MTL Concert Venue & Lounge
KiNG MALA is an alternative trio from Los Angeles. A soulful blend of Alternative Rock and sultry vocals, KiNG MALA takes an unlikely combination of influences and turns it into an emotional release. With ripping Blues influenced guitar, drummer Drew Esselstromm and a classically trained soul vocalist and bassist Areli Castro, the band uses their precision, and lack there of to deliver the cascading stories of heartbreak, redemption and trying to fill the shoes life hands you. We are happy to announce that KiNG MALA's brand new single is available now for your listening pleasure and are grateful they're sharing their brand new and electrifying single, Shadows with us.
"When I wrote this song, I had been feeling this weird pressure to post everything I'm doing, front for the gram and convince everyone I'm 'coming up'. You know, the classic studio pic on the story with a ?, the 'yall aint ready' tweet. Classic bullshit. So I wrote a song about working underground, keeping your moves to yourself, then coming out when you actually have something to show for it. There is something to be said for the people that work in the on themselves and don't have to prove it. This song is about working hard, surpassing people's expectations, and trying to make something you are proud of while overcoming the fear of putting yourself out there."
IG + Twitter: @kingmalamusic
TK Taylor is a multimedia artist and photographer in Portland, OR. They are drawn to intense performers and intimate venues where the artists truly connect with their listeners. Influenced by bold colors, raw emotion and candid personalities, they strive to capture the humanity of the moment. TK may be a rookie in the concert photography world, but they aren’t wasting any time waiting for opportunities to come along - they take the shots.
Cohort, Without Words, Kali Flanagan and WolfWoodcock At Pinstriped Zine's 3rd Anniversary @ The Smell by Arianna May
Joslin Keim is a student and aspiring Journalist currently studying at Cascadia College in Bothell, WA. When not doing homework, she can often be found attending concerts, searching for the perfect local, independent coffee shop, or working to dismantle the patriarchy.
TK Taylor is a multimedia artist and photographer in Portland OR. They are drawn to intense performers and intimate venues where the artists truly connect with their listeners. Influenced by bold colors, raw emotion and candid personalities, they strive to capture the humanity of the moment. TK may be a rookie in the concert photography world, but they aren’t wasting any time waiting for opportunities to come along - they take the shots.
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"Brutus blew me away, their new album "Nest" is explosive start to finish. Every time I listen to Django, I'm transported back to the intense yet melodic energy of their live show." - Shelby
Creating / existing in intimate moments of space and color / in discovery of grief / and relearning of light. Pilar Violet is a multi media artist and photographer currently based out of Portland, Oregon - landing wherever the next plane, car, or train takes her. Lately she’s been twirling through dance floors and photo pits shooting friends and musicians, throwing shows with her art collective, HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE, and chasing butterflies.
IG @glitterrtrash / @highcapacitymag
Stick To Your Guns
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"Holy Fuck, indeed. The Shrine expected the unexpected with both of these phenomenal acts. It was almost as if opening band Holy Fuck set the mood, lit the candles in our creatively dim minds, and handed the fate of the rest of our night over to Hot Chip, where they later proceeded to draw us 'A Bath Full of Ecstasy'. Any lovers of all things warm, space-inspired electronic dancing goodness gathered and moved to the groove of the music. The creativity doesn't stop with the music alone. Along with the projections and beautiful sets of lighting Hot Chip brought on stage during their performance, prior to the headlining act, Holy Fuck completely took audience members by surprise once they managed to turn a butterknife into an instrument, rubbing the serrated side against what seemed like a reel of film. Perhaps it was the friction of the two under the right microphone that made such an interesting noise...or perhaps, truly, it was the magic of the night. See them live. Listen to their discography. Fall under Hot Chip's 'Spell' and see Holy Fuck live up to their name." - Yrene