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Daniella Mason Debuts Dreamy New Video with Flaunt

“Daniella Mason is a completely independent artist, constantly pushing against the boundaries of genre. The alternative pop singer/songwriter revels in taking full charge of her creative process: from writing and playing music to styling her own photo shoots and doing graphic design,” Flaunt Magazine’s Morgan Vickery wrote on Friday. “Shot and edited by Dylan Reyes, the video juxtaposes the dark, small corners against vast, bright spaces, deep well and ocean against dry land, gradually bringing chaos into order.”

The Ballroom Thieves Announce Fall Tour Dates w/ Caamp

The Ballroom Thieves are coming off a weekend playing a handful of surprise pop-up sets at Newport Folk Festival and are thrilled to announce that they will be joining Caamp this fall for several West Coast dates including stops in LA, Portland and Seattle.

The Ballroom Thieves – Calin “Callie” Peters (vocals, cello), Martin Earley (guitar, vocals), and Devin Mauch (percussion, vocals) – mine immense melodies and hypnotic hooks from personal stories on their 2018 EP, Paper Crown (Nettwerk Records). Under the cover of vintage jazz-style, the five songs reflect feelings of rootlessness from four nomadic years, bouts of depression, and the ever-looming specter of political unrest hanging over the country.


Atlantic recording artist Melanie Martinez has announced plans to present a unique theatrical performance on a major world tour. “The K-12 Tour” gets underway October 13th in Washington, D.C. at the All Things Go Fall Classic and then travels North America through late November; European dates follow, beginning December 2nd at Dublin, Ireland’s Olympia Theatre and then continues through mid-December. Support throughout the North American run comes from Lauren Ruth Ward; special guests for the European dates will be announced soon along with additional international dates.

Los Angeles Instrument Maker, Smomid, Announces New LP

“Where this track starts and where it ends is hardly a straight line. Somewhere in the String Modeling Midi Device that stands in for the name of this project, several flips are switched and melodies, beats, abstract glitches of shedding sound, digital detritus and modulating frequencies all coalesce into a chaotic and engaged world of sound that isn’t mapped as much as it is manifested into existence. ” – Tome to the Weather Machine


Bay Area Prodigy Suigeneris Embraces the Darkness in the Blood-Red “Kool Aid” Video

With a preternatural gift for infectious melody, 16-year-old Suigeneris is the Bay Area’s most talented teenager. Coming through with an unsettling and charismatic new video, Suigeneris shares “Kool Aid,” hosted on the ABOVE ALL channel on YouTube. Packed with gothic imagery and horror movie references, including Jason’s hockey mask from Friday The 13th and a white eye-mask that echoes Phantom of the Opera, “Kool Aid” finds Suigeneris in an evil mood, emanating devious charm amidst a red-and-black color-scheme that mirrors his distinctive hairstyle. A minor-key anthem for all the stunters, “Kool Aid” is a highlight from Suinami, Suie’s most recent project.