• LIVE PREVIEW: JEANINES

    LIVE PREVIEW: JEANINES

    Jeanines self-titled full-length debut on Slumberland has been a recurring pick at The Nest throughout the year, the very definition of a grower. The Brooklyn outfit shows great comfort with the jangle, as evidenced on “Where We Go”, “Where I …

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  • LIVE PREVIEW: SAY SUE ME

    LIVE PREVIEW: SAY SUE ME

    While K-pop has left its indomitable stamp upon the world, it was the beach city of Busan that we hold more of an affinity for, and the scrappy underdogs Say Sue Me have done their level best to rep for …

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  • HEAR THIS: PENDANT

    HEAR THIS: PENDANT

    Back in September, we made note of Oakland’s Pendant, tipping the title track of the November release in our Tracks of the Week. Recorded by Melina Duterte, Shaun Durkan, and Jack Shirley, Through A Coil thoroughly delivered on its promise, …

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  • HEAR THIS: HAND HABITS

    HEAR THIS: HAND HABITS

    We’re still working out the big picture of the year that was here at the Nest, but a recurring theme was the sheer concentration of badass records out of LA, as artist after artist hit their stride. Among the notables, …

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DiscoveryHear This: Laveda
August 19. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

Hear This: Laveda

Upstate NY’s Laveda crossed our radar earlier this year, with February’s “Dream.Sleep.” They’re back with just-released single “Better Now”, and a slew of East Coast dates, (see below). The Albany duo, Jake Brooks and Ali Genevich, retain the spacey widescreen …

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DiscoveryTRACKS OF THE WEEK – 08/15/19 Edition
August 15. 2019 | By Sean Morris

TRACKS OF THE WEEK – 08/15/19 Edition

My favorite song of 2019 came out on Christmas Day 2018…

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NewsTRACKS OF THE WEEK – 8/8/19 Edition
August 08. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

TRACKS OF THE WEEK – 8/8/19 Edition

Welcome back to the Nest for another Week of Tracks. LA trio Automatic has our complete and undivided attention this week with the arresting post-punk gem, “Calling It”. Catch their residency at the Echo in LA every Monday night in …

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FeaturesTRACKS OF THE WEEK – 8/1/19 Edition
August 01. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

TRACKS OF THE WEEK – 8/1/19 Edition

Getting our metaphorical engine running, this week kicks off with “Feelings’, a woozy gem off of Cuco’s debut LP, Para Mi, suggesting thatHawthorne, CA as a launching pad for bedroom geniuses is not a one-off situation. He’ll be bringing the …

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NewsNoname Premieres Book Club
July 29. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

Noname Premieres Book Club

Chicago’s Noname is doing the good work. August sees her putting your face back in the print, with the advent of the Noname Book Club. Bust out the wallet or find that library card, your first selections are: Pedagogy of …

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NewsTRACKS OF THE WEEK – 7/25/19 Edition
July 28. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

TRACKS OF THE WEEK – 7/25/19 Edition

This time out on Tracks of the Week, stop the presses, it’s the return of the Vivian Girls! “Sick” is the word, and it’s your first taste of the upcoming Memory, out 9/20 on Polyvinyl, who will also be kind …

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FeaturesEXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Facial
July 22. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Facial

On the daily tip, it’s hard to remember a time when we’ve ever been more dialed in to the tension that lies beneath the surface of everyday living. LA’s Facial drill down to the core of this sentiment on “Color …

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NewsTRACKS OF THE WEEK – 7/18/19 Edition
July 18. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

TRACKS OF THE WEEK – 7/18/19 Edition

Currently owning the turntable real estate here at the Nest is LA’s Lunch Lady, a winning post-punk collaboration of Juan from Abe Vigoda/Roses and Rachel from Heller Keller. “Windows” is off their debut LP Angel, coming out 8/23 via Upset …

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