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Magical Beasts

Folk group Magical Beasts are preparing to release an album, “Peninsula”, and an EP, “When Love’s a Stranger”, on May 1st. The group is led by its core of Nathan Paulus, Ethan Pikas, and Josh Miller, but these new releases feature contributions from several local musicians.

According the band, “Peninsula is a concept album that is dealing with characters who are "dead inside, devolving, or evolving". Below is a track, “Learning and Forgetting”, from Peninsula that was released last week.


Kellen of Troy is very alive on indie rock debut "Posthumous Release"

Formerly a fiddle player for The Apache Relay, Kellen Wenrich has struck out on his own as Kellen of Troy. His debut full-length Posthumous Release offers self-reflective lyricism through a fusion of indie pop, rock, and folk that draws strongly from the melodic influences of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and occasionally '50s rock & roll, situating Wenrich nicely beside contemporaries Lord Huron and Kurt Vile. Check out the album below and be sure to look out for the next time Kellen of Troy is in town! - Chris Thiessen

From the digital submissions: Katie Ekin's dreamy folk track "Little Moon"

It’s rare that an artist sheds new light on a phrase as overused as “less is more,” but that’s exactly the feat that Santa Cruz singer-songwriter Katie Ekin accomplishes on her newest single “Little Moon” (streaming below), which is set to be included on a forthcoming EP. This simple track gives her dreamy harmonies room to shine, while also showcasing the power of a stripped-down sound. She is currently finishing up a string of local shows, with a performance on the 23rd at the NexTies Awards and another on the 24th at Aroma Cellars. - Lilly Milman


The Arcadian Wild bid you "Look Around" on new EP

For those who like the bluegrassy side of indie folk (think The Punch Brothers or maybe Sufjan at his most stripped down), you should already be familiar with Nashville's The Arcadian Wild. If you're not, today they have released their newest 2-song EP, Look Around. The organically beautiful tracks "The Poet" and "Millstatt" are the first looks at the trio with new member, violinist Machaela Nesler. Their fine-tuned folk arrangements, poetic lyricism, and heartwarming harmonies make The Arcadian Wild a standout outfit in Music City. Check out Look Around below! - Chris Thiessen

Los Angeles Bands and Artists: Win $18K-$72K through Creator Awards

WeWork's Creator Awards, in partnership with our friends at Sofar Sounds, is looking for innovative musical performers (solo or groups) based in the Los Angeles area. The initiative rewards acts that merge creativity and imagination with compelling performances, and it's open to all genres (including performance arts, let your acting friends know about it!).

The winners will be rewarded with a cash prize between $18K and $72K, and will also secure a paid gig at the Creator Awards San Francisco event on May 10.

Applying for a Creator Award only takes a few minutes, you can start the process here.


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