Two killer indie pop bands both captured in dreamy photographs that make you wish you could have felt it all for yourself. But if you’re like me, (Kyla) and couldn’t make it to the show (probably because I live across the country), this photo gallery will have to do!
So yet again we have reached the end of another month! Upon tradition, we have collected favorite songs from every staff writer and collated them into a February 2018 Staff Playlist.
Zack Brooks and Bobby Bier, who have been creating music together for the past eight years, are turning heads with the release of their newest EP “sadboi.” Brooks, the San Diego native who currently resides in Berkeley, California, has been involved with music for the past sixteen years and has been named an official California Arts Scholar at CalArts through their CSSSA program. Bier, an established producer through his ‘Bier Music,’ enterprise has worked with artists of genres ranging from R&B to Reggaeton. The two have come together in this first collaborative four-track release in order to portray the different stages and struggles of a long-term relationship.
Jasmine Bailey is an independent artist that you’re going to want to have on your radar this year. This last Friday night she played to friends and fans at the House of Blues in San Diego, followed by an invite only private house show. She played songs off of her most recent album, Wild Woman (listen here), as well as brand new unreleased material. Her beautiful voice and warm moody vibes make her music truly unique and inspiring, and her strong and independent personality really stands out when she is up on stage. Her love of music and art shine through in everything she does, and she truly deserves every bit of success life brings to her and her musical career. Jasmine is going on a west coast tour this spring, find tour dates and sign up for her mailing list to stay in the loop! –> https://www.jasminebaileymusic.com/ <— Support local artists and buy her music and go see her play around town. Scroll down to see featured photos from both shows!” And don’t forget …
At the end of each month, we all recommend a song to include on the staff playlist of the month, here are our favourites from January! Ranging from The Stroke to Kali Uchis to Rex Orange County, there’s something for everyone. You can listen to it here
With their newest track, Stray Monroe establish themselves as “completely different musicians”. In honor of the release of their new single/music video, we spoke to the four components of the San Diego based indie rock band about their new sound, their goals, and risking everything for music.
Article written by Kyla Wyllie Photography by Annika Cimas Lobster Party is a well known, local indie band that has been rocking the venues of San Diego for years. Now, post breakup and reunion, we sat down with them to talk about future music, major influences, kissing on stage, and yet another departure? This is our first uncut & unedited interview, so sit back, read on, and enjoy.
Article written by Autumn McDonald Photography by Annika Cimas There is no denying that Inspired And The Sleep has an amazingly unique sound and brings something to the music scene that no one else can. Max Greenhalgh, the lead singer, describes the band’s unique sound as a kind of “psychedelic pop music.” He explains, “we like to do really strange things with them, lots of reverb.” Bryce Outcault, who plays guitar and keys for the band, added in, “we’ve gotten dream pop before, or just plain indie.” At their show we attended, they played songs from their latest EP, “Eyelid Kid,” and the smooth upbeat melodies had me and many others dancing all throughout their set.