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Elvis Christ – “Wild at Heart”

Oakland's Elvis Christ will be releasing the band's debut 7" on 1-2-3-4 Go! Records soon, and "Wild at Heart" is upbeat garage pop with an endearing sentiment: "I'm wild [...]

By |September 26, 2011|Comments Off on Elvis Christ – “Wild at Heart”

Mwahaha – “Sleep Deep”

Mwahaha - "Sleep Deep"

Mwahaha -- featuring three former members of Ned and currently accompanied by James Murphy of White Cloud on drums -- just released a second new song [...]

By |September 26, 2011|Comments Off on Mwahaha – “Sleep Deep”

Video roundup: new clips from Girls, WATERS, Bam!Bam!, Fops

What better way to spend a Friday afternoon than watching a bunch of music videos? Here are four recent Bay Area-affiliated clips of note.

The debut album from WATERS [...]

By |September 23, 2011|2 Comments

Sunday night: Terry Malts and Kids on a Crime Spree at Hungryman Gallery

Terry Malts - Distracted by Slumberland Records

By this point, it's probably no surprise that a Terry Malts/Kids on a Crime Spree show would pique our interest. Loglady Records [...]

By |September 23, 2011|Comments Off on Sunday night: Terry Malts and Kids on a Crime Spree at Hungryman Gallery

Remix Religious Girls’ ‘Midnight Realms’ 12″

For my money, "O.G." represents a huge step forward for Religious Girls, blending the band's noisier and more melodic impulses into one epic song. Recently, the band posted [...]

By |September 22, 2011|Comments Off on Remix Religious Girls’ ‘Midnight Realms’ 12″

Listen to the ‘I Can Feel The Heat’ 12″ from Magic Touch (Mi Ami’s Damon Palermo)

MAGIC TOUCH - SILK009 by Magic_Touch

Magic Touch is Mi Ami's Damon Palermo exploring club-ready disco-house sounds. Palermo's got a 12" out [...]

By |September 22, 2011|2 Comments

Meditations on San Francisco: Barn Owl, Date Palms to perform at SF Zen Center

The San Francisco Zen Center isn't a place I'd normally expect to see a rock show, but the Center's upcoming "Meditations on San Francisco" event on October 8th (6pm, [...]

By |September 21, 2011|Comments Off on Meditations on San Francisco: Barn Owl, Date Palms to perform at SF Zen Center

Absolutely Kosher Records to stop releasing new albums

Absolutely Kosher Records announced yesterday afternoon that, following the release of Himalayan Bear's Hard Times, the label will stop putting out new albums. If you've followed the East Bay [...]

By |September 21, 2011|4 Comments

Noted: The Wrong Words, WHY?, My Second Surprise, Foolproof Four and more

The Wrong Words recently performed a live set on WFMU, which you can download for free.

Well, shit. WHY? and Serengeti just cancelled their tour. Have you listened to [...]

By |September 20, 2011|Comments Off on Noted: The Wrong Words, WHY?, My Second Surprise, Foolproof Four and more

Win tickets to see The Blank Tapes and Chloe Makes Music on 9/21/11 at the Great American Music Hall

LIVE! by The Blank Tapes

Local indie-pop singer songwriters The Blank Tapes and Chloe Makes Music are playing at the Great American Music Hall on Wednesday, September 21st (8pm, $14), [...]

By |September 19, 2011|Comments Off on Win tickets to see The Blank Tapes and Chloe Makes Music on 9/21/11 at the Great American Music Hall

Video: Raleigh Moncrief – “Lament For Morning”

As we mentioned a little while ago, Sacramento's Raleigh Moncrief is about to release the Watered Lawn LP on Anticon on October 25th. Here's a self-directed video for [...]

By |September 19, 2011|Comments Off on Video: Raleigh Moncrief – “Lament For Morning”

Wet Illustrated signs to True Panther, new video out now

SF's Wet Illustrated kicked off our Noise Pop Happy Hour earlier this year with a ridiculously fun set of from-the-garage art-pop. "Satellite Kids" comes from the band's upcoming [...]

By |September 19, 2011|Comments Off on Wet Illustrated signs to True Panther, new video out now