In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week, Yoodoo Park of GRMLN gives us the scoop on Santa Cruz, CA with a few detours into Pomona and LA. GRMLN’s new album, Empire, came out June 3 via Carpark Records. Listen to the album in its entirety via This Is Fake DIY and download the single “Teenage Rhythm” on this month’s CMJ Mixtape.

Since I go to school in Santa Cruz, I have been exposed to a little bit of both the northern and southern music scene. There are alot of cool bands that come out of both areas, but I feel like the LA area has more “rock”/garage driven bands compared to Santa Cruz’s folk/bluegrass music.

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