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Get To Know: B/I/R/T/H/D/A/Y

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Everybody loves the Stranger Things soundtrack, right? I'd dismissed it as unearned hype until I'd like, actually watched the show and fell in love with the creepy [...]

By |November 18, 2016|1 Comment

bAd bAd releases LP, plays the Eagle tonight

Christian Zamora started bAd bAd a few years ago as a bedroom recording project, (and one that we've loved from the start). Despite the fact that Zamora's left the [...]

By |November 17, 2016|0 Comments

Get to know: UT Kirin

Yes, UT Kirin is a prolific bedroom recording project from Berkeley's HR Huber-Rodriguez. No, he's not quite as prolific or polished as Will Toledo's early Car Seat Headrest days, [...]

By |November 16, 2016|0 Comments
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    Exclusive: Read an excerpt and listen to a song from Mini and the Bear’s ‘PWR VOL’

Exclusive: Read an excerpt and listen to a song from Mini and the Bear’s ‘PWR VOL’

Last year, we introduced you to San Francisco duo mini and the Bear, and hinted that the duo's next release would not be released on vinyl or cassette, but [...]

By |November 11, 2016|0 Comments
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    Inaniel Swims of France covers Greg Ashley as a very sweet tribute

Inaniel Swims of France covers Greg Ashley as a very sweet tribute

Greg Ashley and Inaniel Swims at the old Creamery Studios

A little over a year ago, Caen, France's Inaniel Swims came to the Pacific Coast to play some amazing shows [...]

By |October 28, 2016|Comments Off on Inaniel Swims of France covers Greg Ashley as a very sweet tribute
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    Video Premiere: The worlds of Myachi and Kenneth Anger collide in Kid Trails’ “The Side”

Video Premiere: The worlds of Myachi and Kenneth Anger collide in Kid Trails’ “The Side”

Kid Trails is the solo outlet for Oakland's Patrick Jeffords, who you may recognize as a member of Toro y Moi's touring band. "The Side" is the first track [...]

By |October 25, 2016|Comments Off on Video Premiere: The worlds of Myachi and Kenneth Anger collide in Kid Trails’ “The Side”
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    Tabernacle shares ‘Selections,’ opens for Flock of Dimes tomorrow

Tabernacle shares ‘Selections,’ opens for Flock of Dimes tomorrow

Photo: Katherine Sevin Sheehan

Oakland's Andrew Simmons, aka Tabernacle, recently compiled several loose singles he's been sitting on into a cohesive album he's calling Selections. Simmons is at his best [...]

By |October 17, 2016|Comments Off on Tabernacle shares ‘Selections,’ opens for Flock of Dimes tomorrow
  • Poor Things
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    Video Premiere: Get to know Poor Things in “I’m Just Here”

Video Premiere: Get to know Poor Things in “I’m Just Here”

Last week San Francisco's Poor Things premiered their debut EP, Bad Cursive, over on DoTheBay. Officially out today on Gaylord's Party Music, Bad Cursive is bedroom pop done right. [...]

By |October 3, 2016|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Get to know Poor Things in “I’m Just Here”
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    Listen to Jay Stone’s music from ‘Morris From America’

Listen to Jay Stone’s music from ‘Morris From America’

Jay Stone released one of my favorite albums in 2015, the collaborative project with Monster Rally, Foreign Pedestrians. We haven't heard a great deal from him since, but earlier [...]

By |September 30, 2016|Comments Off on Listen to Jay Stone’s music from ‘Morris From America’

Video Premiere: Beekeepers, “Game Over”

Photo: Nicolas Cubillos Marroquin

After taking a brief hiatus over the last year, Oakland trio Beekeepers released their debut proper album last month, Varroa Mites on Vacant Stare.

Beekeepers are [...]

By |September 15, 2016|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Beekeepers, “Game Over”

Video Premiere: 1988 – “Feria”

Oakland's 1988 caught our ear with their spooky, distorted, synth-heavy pop. 1988's Luis Gutierrez tells me they've been working on a ton of material, and luckily they've asked us [...]

By |September 14, 2016|Comments Off on Video Premiere: 1988 – “Feria”

Madeline Kenney covers Arthur Russell for non•market comp

Man, has it really just been a year since we first told you about Madeline Kenney? She's released a steady stream of material since then, and each release seems [...]

By |September 9, 2016|Comments Off on Madeline Kenney covers Arthur Russell for non•market comp
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