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Lomelda 'M for Empathy' is a candid reflection on communication breakdown

Hannah Read—who goes by the stage name Lomelda—writes intimate songs that elicit big, tender-hearted emotions. Read’s latest album, M for Empathy, is designed in minute-long sketches that detail the pains of loneliness and fraught relationships.  She fingerpicks with a classical guitar—a sole companion through this bittersweet 16-minute musical portrait—which embellishes her inward-looking thoughts. 

M for Empathy is the follow-up to 2017’s breakthrough album Thx, out now via Double whammy Records. You can stream the album in its entirety on all streaming platforms. Catch her opening for Big Thief at The Irenic in San Diego on April 20. Juan Rodríguez


Pinky Pinky's "Do Me Dirty (Charlie)" is breezy, salacious fun

Pinky Pinky first brought a luscious punk attitude to their garage jams on their self-titled debut EP. On their new single, "Do Me Dirty (Charlie)," the young trio—vocalist/drummer Anastasia Sanchez, guitarist Isabelle Fields, bassist Eva Chambers—applies a breezy, humorous quality to their retro-sounding jangle pop. The track's swinging, Merseybeat groove comes from a familiar place, but it's also unlike anything else, as they bring forth a puppy love melody to their otherwise lustful affirmation. 

"Do Me Dirty (Charlie)" is the first offering following their Hot Tears EP. Juan Rodríguez


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Oyster Kids' "Losing My Mind" is an upbeat ode to self-doubt

Oyster Kids sing to those who need some solace on their ode to self-doubt, "Losing My Mind." The indie pop's latest single is an upbeat anthem with lyrical undertones that match every mood you could possibly be in. The four-piece acknowledge that it's okay to "lose your mind," and how it isn't always simple to snap out of it. The atmospheric aloofness this hauntingly creative band produces has a special place in the deep roots of the L.A. music scene. Kayla Hay


Joni holds on to a withering love on "Botanical Baby"

Joni Fatora reflects on a distant love through quiet contemplation on "Botanical Baby." Fatora—who performs under the name Joni—is reminded of how human relationships can be as fleeting as the changing of the seasons. She's surrounded by nature, alluding to how flowers can be as beautiful as they are toxic. Joni's cooing vocals waft over a breezy, Tropicália-inspired melody with a tender embrace. There's a tinge of melancholy to her words, all the more bittersweet when sung with such languid ease. 

Joni is currently working on an EP, due out later this summer. Watch the lyric video for "Botanical Baby" below. Juan Rodríguez


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