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    2011-in-Review Mixtape: Highlights from SF Psych, Drone, and Shoegaze (Podcast #265)

2011-in-Review Mixtape: Highlights from SF Psych, Drone, and Shoegaze (Podcast #265)

The San Francisco Bay Area's psychedelic legacy leaves big shoes for modern bands looking to get weird, but 2011 saw no shortage of heady, trippy music from locals, with [...]

By |December 23, 2011|Comments Off on 2011-in-Review Mixtape: Highlights from SF Psych, Drone, and Shoegaze (Podcast #265)
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    Video: Burnt Ones – “This Christmas (Bury Me In Snow)”

Video: Burnt Ones – “This Christmas (Bury Me In Snow)”

Burnt Ones recently sent over this video for their original holiday instrumental, "This Christmas (Bury Me In Snow)." The song was written for The Holidays Don't Have To [...]

By |December 21, 2011|Comments Off on Video: Burnt Ones – “This Christmas (Bury Me In Snow)”

Video: Parentz – “Back It Up”

If your climate's currently offering you grey skies or worse, enjoy this fun-in-the-sun video from Oakland's Parentz. "Back It Up" comes from Big, which you can stream below. [...]

By |December 21, 2011|Comments Off on Video: Parentz – “Back It Up”

Magic Leaves to release ‘Spiritual Pornography’ on NYE

Spiritual Pornography by Magic Leaves

Magic Leaves just released an excellent slab of psych-rock called GLOW in August, but the band is back again with another full length they're releasing [...]

By |December 20, 2011|Comments Off on Magic Leaves to release ‘Spiritual Pornography’ on NYE

Tuesday: Extra Classic’s vinyl release party

Psych-dub band Extra Classic's debut album, Your Light Like White Lightning, Your Light Like A Laser Beam, just arrived on vinyl, and the band's celebrating Tuesday night at the [...]

By |December 19, 2011|Comments Off on Tuesday: Extra Classic’s vinyl release party

Royal Baths – “Darling Divine”

Royal Baths - "Darling Divine"

After hosting the band's terrific, final SF show, we were all the sadder to see Royal Baths leave for Brooklyn. The band recently announced [...]

By |December 19, 2011|Comments Off on Royal Baths – “Darling Divine”

Weekend – “The One You Want”

Weekend - The One You Want by Slumberland Records

For all the epic noise on Sports, Weekend showed an equal aptitude for compact pop [...]

By |December 16, 2011|2 Comments

Listen to Seventeen Evergreen’s ‘Psyentist’ EP

Psyentist EP by Seventeen Evergreen

The Psyentist EP, from SF psych-pop band Seventeen Evergreen, is out now (digitally and on 10" vinyl) via Lucky Number. Stream the four-track EP [...]

By |December 16, 2011|Comments Off on Listen to Seventeen Evergreen’s ‘Psyentist’ EP

Dirty Ghosts – “Shout It In”

Dirty Ghosts - Shout It In by Last Gang Entertainment

Dirty Ghosts is a new SF project from Allyson Baker, guitarist for beloved '00s rock band Parchman Farm. The funky [...]

By |December 15, 2011|Comments Off on Dirty Ghosts – “Shout It In”

POW! releasing ‘Pretend There’ EP on Afterlife Records

Pretend There EP by POW!

Tonight, SF synthed-up garage trio POW! is releasing its debut, the Pretend There EP, on Afterlife Records. The band's performing at Thee Parkside for [...]

By |December 15, 2011|Comments Off on POW! releasing ‘Pretend There’ EP on Afterlife Records
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    Videos: Lady Lazarus – “Via Elysian Fields: Lake Pontchartrain” / “Kurosawa’s Dreams and Me”

Videos: Lady Lazarus – “Via Elysian Fields: Lake Pontchartrain” / “Kurosawa’s Dreams and Me”

As she kicks off a West Coast tour, Lady Lazarus has released two new videos for songs from 2011's Mantic. Above, check out a stripped-down, haunting live performance [...]

By |December 15, 2011|Comments Off on Videos: Lady Lazarus – “Via Elysian Fields: Lake Pontchartrain” / “Kurosawa’s Dreams and Me”

Terry Malts – “Tumble Down”

Terry Malts - "Tumble Down"

It was no surprise that Terry Malts ruled at The Bay Brewed. In fact, it probably would have jeopardized my worldview if the band [...]

By |December 13, 2011|Comments Off on Terry Malts – “Tumble Down”