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All Walls release new single "Spider", celebrate vinyl release show at Origami Vinyl on 7.17

All Walls is the new musical endeavor comprised of Keith Waggoner and Samson Crouppen from locals Holy Folk. This side project has more of a film music approach, inspired by Waggoner's experience with score writing.

The duo will release their self-titled debut on August 14 via Silver Side. Leading into the release, they'll be celebrating the 7" release of their single "Spider" with a vinyl release show at Origami Vinyl on July 17. Check out the pulpy video for "Spider" below, which featurs Icelandic singer/songwriter Gréta. 

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Gypsy Eyes Releases EP "Whispers, Stitches, Catacombs, Fear"

There's something oddly romantic about Ryan Duncan's musical history. The San Bernardino-raised man traversed an audio engineering background and befriended fellow noisemaker Lawrence Lindell: the latter's DIY label Noise Met Sound released Gypsy Eyes' single "REM" and his debut full-length The Escapist in 2013.

These pieces were colorful and ludic, combining elements of jungle with Duncan's fascination for idiophones, raising candles to the likes of B12 and Autechre. His time spent working with the autodidactic musician echoed sentiments of a creative marriage between seemingly polar opposites. Duncan's past suggests that he is capable of manifesting pop in the avant garde, finding balance between cold sounds and hot beats. He takes a pass on this new EP.

"Whispers, Stitches, Catacombs, Fear" marks the first physical release and pronounced shift toward musique concréte, perhaps a return to his engineering roots: it's a collection of six improvised vignettes that study textures abrasive and gentle. Ambient noise, wind chimes, and field recordings coalesce into a surreal atmosphere, bereft of rhythm. It's a work that could stand among notables of the genre like Daniel Menche and David Lee Myers, obscure as they might be. But even for the unitiated, "Whispers, Stitches, Catacombs, Fear" is magnetic, challenging listeners to question the essence of song and communicating ideas conventionally left alone.

Stream Gypsy Eyes' "Whispers, Stitches, Catacombs, Fear" on New Normal Label's bandcamp or buy the cassette for just $5. - Ryan Mo


Club Violaine Show 7.14 with Plush, Pardoner, Young Lovers, and SHEER

San Francisco's PLUSH and pardoner are making rounds on their first tour together through California, and tomorrow they're hitting up Club Violaine's M-Club in Boyle Heights tomorrow, July 14. Enjoy the comforts of Sonic Youth-inspired noise-punk (pardoner), a rarity in Los Angeles, and 50's-reminisicent pop churned through fuzz and reverb aka sob rock (PLUSH).

The night will be supported by rising locals: post-rock group Young Lovers and doomgazers SHEER. If you've been to any of their recent shows you know how expansive these two can get. So you'll probably want to bring earplugs.

First band is on at 9 PM, 21+ venue and five bucks a pop. Get a taste of PLUSH and pardoner below, and gaze responsibly. - Ryan Mo


Artist to Watch: Bedbugs

Having been a bedbug victim whose still scarred by the experience, I must admit that the name Bedbugs immediately piqued my interest with both curiosity and horror. What I discovered was a trio who likes to play harmonious garage pop that clutches onto your body like those blood sucking little vampires. Which, frankly, creates the opposite effect as far as music is concerned, as their pleasurable array of vicious hooks and crunching guitar leads triggers some very good feelings. The Thousand Oaks trio recently released their EP Alone, six tracks of tight melodies with a punk-pop flair that are also informed by fifties rock n' roll. Their motto, inscribed on their bandcamp page, reads "Nothing's gonna change". But cheer up, guys: with songs as good as these the future's looking bright. - Juan Rodríguez

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Los Angeles' DreamGaze Festival lineup and location announced

The Dreamgaze Festival is back, and this time it's happening at Los Globos.

Presented in tandem with DKFM, Dream Wave, Counter Culture, and KXLU, Dreamgaze Festival will feature bands of Los Angeles' alternative youth scene, including the post-rock quartet Young Lovers, coldwave/post-industrial group Cruelty Code, bi-coastal duo Ablebody, and dreamgazing band Cre·scen·do. The festival will also be graced by Florida's indie/electronic producer Millionyoung, Arizona's lo-fi shoegazers Shallow, San Francisco's dreamy power trio Balms, and more.

Presale tickets are available on the DreamGaze site, and a limited quantity will be sold at Origami Vinyl. More acts will be announced in the coming weeks, so this is looking to be a thoroughly packed show — don't wait up. The DreamGaze Festival's last iteration was held near Ontario and featured bands like Tennis System, SHEER, and the Italian dreampop Be Forest. Its organizer, Gregory Cole, is the guitarist/singer for Cre·scen·do and promoter of underground music events. - Ryan Mo


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