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LA alt-folk duo Mt. Joy’s “Cardinal” is easy listening for a lazy afternoon. The song starts with a slow-spun whistle and a softly lulled acoustic guitar melody with a bohemian sensibility. The band heads out on the road this summer kicking things off in the dusty fields of Bonnaroo.

Resident Los Angeles artist Jaymes Young announces the release of his debut album “Feel Something” and teases the title track. The emotionally stirring single touches on disillusionment with love and reaches a cathartic climax two and a half minutes in with the lyrics “so if you’re gonna stay then stay, if you’re gonna go make sure that you hurt me just enough to feel something.” Jaymes plays the Troudabour in LA this summer on July 11th.

Sad synthpop duo Pr0files lyrically expresses the struggles they’ve experienced with being an independent act with their new single “Money.” The track features sumptuous synths with dream-pop production and is a testament to Pr0files’ enduring spirit and knack for creating earworms.​​​​​​​

Haux – Touch

Apr 18 2017

Folk meets electronic melancholy in Haux’s (Woodson Black) woodsy single “Touch” that brims with emotive male/female vocals and heavily poetic lyrics. The track comes ahead of Black’s debut North American tour with a show in Los Angeles at the Bootleg Theatre next month on May 7th.

Seattle native and Los Angeles dweller Jaymes Young breaks his two year silence with the new single “Stoned On You,” a track about being totally and utterly infatuated with someone, something that I think we all can understand. The alternative nu-R&B single opens with experimental synths and builds into a catchy chorus with the line, “your love is like codeine.”

The Born Love is a new enigmatic LA based duo and their latest single “Badlands” features a smoky tenor over delicately plucked guitar that builds into a rapturous chorus. The somber folk-tinged track talks heartbreak and is a clear win for fans of Local Natives or Broken Bells.

Woodson Black is dreamy folk electronic artist Haux whose debut EP “All We’ve Known” was released late last year. Black wrote, produced, mixed, photographed, and filmed every element of the EP and recently dropped the remix package for the single “Caves” with a remix from smle.