Miya Folick Is Transforming In Plain Sight

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Miya-Folick-PremonitionsThe first thing you’ll notice about Miya Folick is that voice. She’s just one of these people: There’s a natural gift there, and she has cultivated it, and she knows how to deploy it. Her vocals have an overwhelming power when she truly lets loose, the sound of a storm brewing within then erupting from … More »

Miya Folick – “Cost Your Love”

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PremonitionsRising Los Angeles indie star Miya Folick is finally releasing her debut full-length, Premonitions, at the end of the week. The songs we’ve heard so far — “Deadbody,” “Stock Image,” “Stop Talking,” and “Thingamajig” — all showcased different sides of her sound, from towering war cries and … More »

Miya Folick – “Thingamajig”

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Miya FolickAt the end of the month, Los Angeles musician Miya Folick is following up a pair of promising EPs and a scene-stealing vocal turn on Fucked Up’s new album Dose Your Dreams with her own debut full-length Premonitions. We’ve already heard early tracks “Deadbody,” “Stock Image,” and “More »

Miya Folick – “Stop Talking” Video

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Miya FolickMiya Folick earned herself a spot on our 25 Great EPs From 2017 and Best New Bands Of 2017 lists last fall on the strength of her excellent Give It To Me EP. Over the past few months, the Los Angeles singer-songwriter has shared two new songs, the powerful post-Harvey Weinstein … More »

Miya Folick – “Deadbody” Video

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Miya Folick is a masterful songwriter and a hell of a singer. That much is clear if you’ve heard “Deadbody,” her new single, which we wholeheartedly endorse. From the very first line — “It’s my sunny disposition that you liked,” sung with droll annoyance and a flicker of rage — it’s clear she’s … More »

Miya Folick – “Deadbody”

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Last fall, the Los Angeles-based musician Miya Folick released a new EP, Give It To Me, which landed on our Great EPs Of 2017 list and landed her on our Best New Bands list. Today, Folick has followed that up with a brand-new song called “Deadbody,” which was co-written by her and Justin … More »

Alexis Krauss Releases New Benefit Single “Our Land” For National Parks And Monuments Protection

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Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss has released a new song called “Our Land” in order to raise awareness of the new administration’s attack on this country’s national monuments and parks. All proceeds from the song and related merchandise will go to fund Utah Diné Bikéyah‘s effort to reinstate protection for the Bears … More »

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

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In this space in past years, I’ve usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It’s a variation of the auteur theory, as visionaries like Nabil and Hiro Murai have used artists as vehicles for their ideas and approaches. This year, though, it feels like the artists themselves who are driving things, and … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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There’s something beautifully perverse about Father John Misty making such a regular prestigey music video for “Leaving LA,” a song that’s 13 minutes long. It’s a beautifully shot video of an amazing song, but who has 13 minutes for that? Who has the patience to keep staring at this particular YouTube video for that … More »

25 Great EPs From 2017

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Over the last couple years, we’ve seen the rise of the “mini-album,” an inexplicable term that is, I guess, supposed to signify some kind of intentionality and artistic vision that an EP simply cannot capture. It’s a designation that’s been rightfully met with ribbing derision, but it’s an interesting development that speaks to some larger … More »