The Singles’ fifth album, “Incantations” (out Dec. 2), will be their last. Founding member Vincent Frederick, who recorded it with producer Taylor Locke as virtually a solo project, is moving on — though his well of retro power-pop songs is far from dry.
French-American duo Pearl & the Oysters moved to L.A. just in time for the COVID lockdown. So their new single, “Pacific Ave,” is a fanciful look at their new environs. The duo is newly signed to Stones Throw Records.
Mae Mae — aka singer-songwriter Macy Marksberry — is a pop diarist whose wry songs ooze charisma. She released an EP made with Adam Castilla (the Colourist) early this year, and continues to engage with the follow-up singles “Peach” and “Green.”
L.A. rockers Aloud flex their muscle (again) on “The Comeback Kid,” the first single from their forthcoming full-length, “Apollo 6.” The album arrives in the spring; Aloud plays Friday night at the Goldfish.
Moreno Valley quartet Archer Oh craft throwback rock ’n’ roll notable not just for its urgency and energy but for intensely visceral lyrics. Their full-length, “Gradients,” comes out Nov. 17; they headline the Glass House Dec. 9.