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    Check out ‘Leisure,’ the debut LP from Oakland’s Marbled Eye

Check out ‘Leisure,’ the debut LP from Oakland’s Marbled Eye

Since 2016, Oakland's Marbled Eye has been crafting tightly wound post-punk over a couple of EPs, and the band just released its first full length, Leisure, on Digital Regress. [...]

By |September 21, 2018|Comments Off on Check out ‘Leisure,’ the debut LP from Oakland’s Marbled Eye
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    Listen to RAYS’ new jangle-pop gem “Yesterday’s Faces”

Listen to RAYS’ new jangle-pop gem “Yesterday’s Faces”

RAYS' self-titled debut was one of 2017's highlights. The band's recently debuted "Yesterday's Faces," a wonderful two-minute slice of jangly pop, indicates that the upcoming You Can Get There [...]

By |September 20, 2018|Comments Off on Listen to RAYS’ new jangle-pop gem “Yesterday’s Faces”

Tim Cohen announces new solo album ‘The Modern World’

The great Tim Cohen (of The Fresh & Onlys and Magic Trick) just announced a new solo album. The Modern World comes out on Sinderlyn on September 28, and [...]

By |July 30, 2018|Comments Off on Tim Cohen announces new solo album ‘The Modern World’
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    Grex draws inspiration from ’60s psych on ‘Electric Ghost Parade’

Grex draws inspiration from ’60s psych on ‘Electric Ghost Parade’

Experimental art-rock duo Grex — guitarist Karl A.D. Evangelista and keyboardist Rei Scampavia — draws inspiration from '60s psych sounds on the new Electric Ghost Parade LP, which comes [...]

By |July 17, 2018|Comments Off on Grex draws inspiration from ’60s psych on ‘Electric Ghost Parade’
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    ‘Commerce’ offers new electronic sounds from San Francisco trio INHALT

‘Commerce’ offers new electronic sounds from San Francisco trio INHALT

Commerce is the third EP from SF's INHALT, out now on local label Dark Entries Records. Recorded over the last several years, the new work incorporates classic and modern [...]

By |July 2, 2018|Comments Off on ‘Commerce’ offers new electronic sounds from San Francisco trio INHALT

Cruel Diagonals preps debut LP of experimental compositions

Oakland's Megan Mitchell wears many musical hats, as a field recorder and audio archivist, as the publisher of the Many Many Women index of women/trans/non-binary composers, as a DJ, [...]

By |June 14, 2018|Comments Off on Cruel Diagonals preps debut LP of experimental compositions
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    With “Heartbreaker,” Ah Mer Ah Su delivers summer-ready electronic pop

With “Heartbreaker,” Ah Mer Ah Su delivers summer-ready electronic pop

Last year, Ah Mer Ah Su — the musical identity of Oakland's Star Amerasu — released one of the year's best EPs, Rebecca, featuring the heartbreaking "Klonopin." Her newest [...]

By |June 14, 2018|Comments Off on With “Heartbreaker,” Ah Mer Ah Su delivers summer-ready electronic pop

Get excited for ‘Explorer’ with new music from Con Brio

After releasing a stellar, soulful cover of "Heart-Shaped Box" last month, Bay Area favorite Con Brio has dropped a couple more singles from their upcoming sophomore album, Explorer.

"Too Lit [...]

By |June 12, 2018|Comments Off on Get excited for ‘Explorer’ with new music from Con Brio
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    ‘bathed water moon’ collects new dream pop from There’s Talk

‘bathed water moon’ collects new dream pop from There’s Talk

bathed water moon is a new 7"/EP from Oakland dream-pop trio There's Talk that comes out February 23. If you like lush, expansive, synth-driven music, you'll really enjoy the [...]

By |January 29, 2018|Comments Off on ‘bathed water moon’ collects new dream pop from There’s Talk

Ezra Furman returns with ‘Transangelic Exodus’

The great Berkeley musician Ezra Furman returns in February with the follow-up to 2015's beloved Perpetual Motion People. Judging from the two videos below, Transangelic Exodus (out 2/9 on [...]

By |January 29, 2018|Comments Off on Ezra Furman returns with ‘Transangelic Exodus’
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    Video: Monophonics deliver soulful cover of “My Heart Cries”

Video: Monophonics deliver soulful cover of “My Heart Cries”

Local psychedelic soul titan Monophonics has a new EP, Mirrors, coming February 15. The six-song set of covers finds the band digging into and reinterpreting a number of their [...]

By |January 29, 2018|Comments Off on Video: Monophonics deliver soulful cover of “My Heart Cries”

New ‘Pirouette’ 7″ coming soon from Jay Som

Jay Som's Everybody Works was one of last year's best Bay Area releases, so we're really excited about the announcement of the Pirouette 7" (out this month on Polyvinyl [...]

By |January 18, 2018|Comments Off on New ‘Pirouette’ 7″ coming soon from Jay Som
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