Alt pop artist, guitarist, writer, and producer based in Los Angeles, Liv Slingerland, releases the playful song “Better Than”. The upbeat single, reminiscent of the best of the 90s, is the latest release from her forthcoming EP of the same name. The mid tempo indie pop track was written and produced by Liv and Joseph Pepe (Iann Dior, Travis Barker, Sad Alex).
Liv first made waves, Since releasing her debut album, Hey You, on Righteous Babe Records in August 2022. She built a reputation as a sought-after guitarist within the pop industry. She played guitar with Post Malone, and last year, she was a part of Halsey’s “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power” world tour. In 2021, she was featured with Olivia Rodrigo on SNL and in her concert film, “Sour Prom.”
The Strayngers are an alternative band from Los Angeles comprised of Shane Tanksley, guitarist Sergio Galindo and bassist Jesse Es.Inspired by the unique environments of Mexico City, Los Angeles and everywhere in between—their sound offers dreamy sonic landscapes paired with grounded, lucid rhythms and vocals.
Formed in 2019, The Strayngers started playing out at clubs and festivals around the city and developing a reputation for their live performances, while simultaneously recording a debut full length album
This record eventually turned into two related pieces of work that will form both episodes of their debut release: I Don’t Know.
Toronto-based artist Loviet has recently released her new single, ” Easier” “Easier” is a fantastic mid-tempo alternative rock track filled with emotion. It’s also the third and ultimate track from Loviet’s second EP of 2023, titled “Little Heaven,” which is a self-proclaimed collection of sad songs.
Last spring, she embarked on a tour with JP Cooper, gracing sold-out venues across North America, including venues like ‘The Roxy’ in LA. Additionally, Loviet played Bluesfest, FEQ, and Lollapalooza. Now, she is on a USA Tour supporting Mating Ritual, maritimes supporting The Beaches.
Loviet considers herself a live artist first and foremost.
“I think I’m a live artist first and that my strengths are definitely in my live show. When performing, it’s your stage and you get to make it whatever you want, while recording has always felt to me like I’m kind of walking onto somebody else’s stage. I’m learning to understand more of how to own both stages, be it producing my own music or finding like-minded collaborators and producers, but I really want to find that connection with both. There is something so intimate about being anywhere in the world with your headphones on, listening to your favorite songs, so recorded music means a lot to me. Nothing’s been more challenging for me coming up than when people say things like, “The live show is way better than the record” or that they prefer one over the other. I’m really happy that my recent releases are bridging more of that gap, and kind of live and breathe in the same worlds now! It sometimes feels like a different version of myself gets recorded than the one on stage, but I think those two artists are now working together more on both platforms.”
Singer-songwriter Lila Dupont just released a new song called “Dance and Smoke and Sing,” reminiscent of the 90s, which fans of indie pop will love. She wrote it while she was sick and going through a breakup.
Dupont says, “The song is about wanting to leave a place and a person behind in order to start a new life…I used to have a lot of trouble walking away from certain situations, so I loved the process of writing this song because in a way it became a self-realization that I have the freedom to do what I want.”
The New York native is now based in England, where she’s collaborating with Grammy-winning producer Scott Jacoby on her next few singles. Check out the video here.
Jady, the Alt-Pop Duo from Columbus, Ohio, Preps for Sophomore Album: ‘Napalm'”
They embarked on this project shortly after releasing their debut album, with the goal of grappling with the expectations set before them. As their music grew, so did their anxiety and the pressure to satisfy their audience. Each song in the project provided a glimpse into their experiences during the past year, shedding light on the highs and lows of starting a band and the ongoing internal struggle of whether compromising their artistic vision was worth it for success. They chose a haunted house as the central symbol of the album, continuing the narrative from their previous work, “The Haze.”
Jady is a rising Alt-Pop Duo from Columbus, Ohio. It all began when 19-year-old Jarrett Doherty, who had just finished touring with his longtime friends Twenty One Pilots, decided to form the band. Twenty One Pilots has played a crucial role in helping them develop their music. In just one year, Jady released their first album “The Haze,” which blends different musical styles. They’ve also sold out shows in Columbus, Cleveland, and Nashville in front of over 200 people, opened for Jay Joseph and Arrested Youth (in Jay’s band) on tour, and their debut album has garnered over 1 million streams across various music platforms. They are the fastest-growing band to come out of Columbus this year. This fall, they’re going on a nationwide tour with The Astronomers, releasing their second album called “Napalm,” and have booked a headlining show in their hometown with a capacity of 1,400 people.