• socal sounds

    the shakes

    The Shakes are a new four-piece alternative rock band based out of Huntington Beach, California. Their first two singles Somebody and Scrumptious┬áseem to blend indie pop and surf rock in a very sophisticated way. The Shakes have their fans anxiously awaiting their first EP, which is to be released this April. With the release of the new EP, the band should be announcing new show dates in the LA-area very soon! Definitely give them a listen!   featured photo: twitter

  • opinion

    void by the neighbourhood

    The Neighbourhood are a five piece band from Newbury Park, CA. I find their perception by the public a little bit odd. They’re incredibly successful but somehow still not very well known. Everyone knows their radio hit “Sweater Weather”, but many don’t realize that it’s The Neighbourhood’s song. In their latest single, Void, vocalist Jesse Rutherford performs a moody ballad over an 80’s pop-esque synth track. It’s the type of song that makes you wanna cry, but in a cool edgy way. I’m pleasantly surprised that I actually liked this song because if I’m being honest The Neighbourhood peaked with the mixtape and everything has been downhill since. Void is…

  • opinion

    the return of the arctic monkeys

    if anyone reading this knows me, you know that i was ecstatic when i heard that the arctic monkeys were officially back from their five-year hiatus. so far, the only information fans have on the new music is a new logo and some festival tour dates set for later this spring and summer. all i know is that this means that new music is on its way very soon. the first thing that concerned me was the logo. i’m not sure how i feel about the new font and design, especially because the logo design usually points to how the respective album is going to sound. the new font in…

  • playlists

    luv songs

    It’s valentine’s day! here’s a lil playlist of luv songs we put together to get you feelin’ romantic (or super lonely… depends). you’ll definitely fall in love with these tunes! if you want more new music, be sure to follow us on Spotify! we’ll be posting new playlists so be on the lookout!   ´╗┐