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A prominent narrative going into CMJ this year was the surge in the popularity of hardcore music, and at the forefront of that discussion was Sacramento’s Trash Talk. Though Trash Talk have been together, and been very good, for a number of years, they pretty much stacked paper at CMJ, from a press clip standpoint. More »

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Sister Crayon – “Meager Leavings (Busdriver Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

A few months ago, the woozy Sacramento narco-poppers Sister Crayon released their Cynic EP. And now the quick-tongued L.A. avant-rapper Busdriver has remixed “Meager Leavings,” one of the tracks from that EP. Busdriver doesn’t rap on his remix. Instead, he transforms it into a glitch-futzed electro-sputter, which you can download below. Also below, check out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2013 - 3:36 pm

Sister Crayon – “Cynic” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Sacramento’s Sister Crayon recently dropped their Cynic EP, featuring the smoldering “Floating Heads” and the title track, for which they have crafted a witchy, woodsy video. The clip spotlights the band’s vocalist Terra Lopez like a dark siren, singing to entice spirits, while bandmate Dani Fernandez backs her up on what looks like a ghostly… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 23, 2013 - 11:04 am

Sister Crayon – “Floating Heads” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sister Crayon’s sultry indie is in full bloom on “Floating Heads.” The band has skated away from their MPC-laden rock into a place of deep bass and steady drums, which suits up perfectly with opera-trained singer Terra Lopez’s gorgeous, calming voice. When she sings that she’s “full of rage,” you want to be a part… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 6, 2013 - 12:35 pm

Sister Crayon – “Cynic”

Sacramento indie poppers Sister Crayon will put out a new EP later this fall, and today the group let go of a spectral, meditative cut called “Cynic.” Here’s lead singer Terra Lopez with some context:… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 18, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Sister Crayon – “Arcane” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sacramento indie poppers Sister Crayon played a big role in our Area Codes feature on the Cali capital, in which lead vocalist Terra Lopez gave us the scoop on what’s good in Sactown. Her band will release a new LP this year, a follow up to 2011’s Bellow. No release date yet, but here’s a… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 10, 2012 - 1:58 pm

Sister Crayon Cover Sufjan

Sactown indie favorites Sister Crayon, whose Terra Lopez was featured prominently in our Area Codes feature highlighting that particular scene, recently recorded a cover of Sufjan’s “Futile Devices.” It’s a good match. Download the track after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / December 21, 2011 - 2:42 pm

Little Dragon, Sister Crayon @ Natural History Museum, Los Angeles 1/7/11

Kicking off the First Fridays series sponsored by KCRW, Little Dragon and Sister Crayon filled the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles with their swirling synthesizers and eclectic beats. Little Dragon is fresh off their tour opening for Gorillaz and rumored to have a new album due this summer. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / January 11, 2011 - 1:05 pm

School Of Seven Bells, VOICEsVOICEs, Sister Crayon @ The Echo, Los Angeles 6/2/10

Ever since hearing “Babelonia,” from School Of Seven Bells’s upcoming album Disconnect From Desire, I’ve been eager to hear more, especially live, since, when we talked for a Progress Report Ben Curtis mentioned writing songs partially based on what they’d learned from playing Alpinisms live. According to photographer Andrew Youssef, the new stuff translated nicely. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 3, 2010 - 5:21 pm