The Dying Californian
The despondent name of this Los Angeles-based band is a perfect reflection of their music. Kind of depressing, really moody, low-key, but still damn good. This group of four are the original members of the huge Santa Cruz band, Nuzzle. Once Nuzzle set out for L.A. though, it evolved musically and was rechristened accordingly. Thus, The Dying Californian was born. Although they have been release-less since '02, they are ready to drop their new album in the coming year (yes, I know, two thriving bands in a row). Make sure to give them a listen.

mp3 (old stuff) On the Lam
mp3 (new stuff) Blurred Just the Same
mp3 (newer than old but not super new) Frozen Path

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