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3 Songs To Discover Right Now

San Diego band Tulpa Luna (formerly known as Warsaw) is pictured in an undated photograph.
Matthew Kelly
San Diego band Tulpa Luna (formerly known as Warsaw) is pictured in an undated photograph.

Notable releases and news from San Diego's music scene right now

Here's a few recent moves and shakes by the sonically inclined in San Diego this week, plus some songs to discover right now.

Warsaw/SØLVE Release 'Mean It' Remix

San Diego's Warsaw just released a remix version of "Mean It," which was the closing track of last summer's album, "Magick." The original is dark and slow, and the remix is no less pensive, but has a definite drive to it courtesy of SØLVE's contribution. Warsaw features members of longtime beloved San Diego band Ilya, but it's the vocals of Rebecca Antuña that make this track memorable.

Golden Howl Tapped By The Old Globe

Local folk ensemble Golden Howl was just announced as penning original music to accompany the west coast premiere of "Hurricane Diane," a new play opening February 8th at the Old Globe. Golden Howl's music evokes a rural mountain sound (sometimes there are washer boards!) but with a distinct Southern California glow to it (for the longest time I misread their name as "golden hour" and always pictured them singing on the beach in the late afternoon light, and I stand by it).

The Havnauts Release Their Full-Length Album 'Real Good Now'

Local rockers The Havnauts' much-awaited new full-length album, "Real Good Now," is, yes, real good, and available on streaming platforms everywhere. It's a catchy, earnest brand of punk rock, and singer Shelbi Bennet's vocals are powerful, lovely and more than a bit shin-kicking.

The Havnauts play at The Casbah on Monday, Jan 20 as part of the Redwoods Music January residency.

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