"Los Angeles via Columbus, Ohio singer-songwriter Vug Arakas paints a washed-out portrait of love and desperation on his new EP Restless. At the heart of each of the four songs is a reflection of Los Angeles. Arakas’ LA is an unusual and personal place - a city of smog and gray sunlight and starless skies, the LA that lives inside the ones who spend their whole lives searching and never quite finding whatever it is the west had once promised. Each melody on Restless is a longing for a new home in a strange city, a memorial for nights forgotten, a prayer that somehow, in a country of uncertainty, in a city of ephemerality, something or someone will actually last.”
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Butch Bastard is the new project from Ian Murray, formerly of Poor Moon (Sub Pop/Bella Union), Playboy Jerome, and The Christmas Cards. Originally from Seattle, WA, Ian moved to Los Angeles in 2015 to begin Butch Bastard. The forthcoming lushly self-produced album features appearances from Josh Tillman of Father John Misty, Jonathan Wilson, and Mitch Rowland, but is performed almost entirely by Ian himself.