About Walker Spence

I like music, and I like to write about music.
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    Ultra Q’s Jakob Armstrong talks ‘In a Cave in a Video Game’ long distance recording, inspirations

Ultra Q’s Jakob Armstrong talks ‘In a Cave in a Video Game’ long distance recording, inspirations

Oakland’s own Ultra Q are back with a quick 15-minute EP, entitled In a Cave in a Video Game.

The band, featuring Jakob Armstrong on guitar and vocals, Enzo Malaspina [...]

By |May 29, 2020|Comments Off on Ultra Q’s Jakob Armstrong talks ‘In a Cave in a Video Game’ long distance recording, inspirations

Galore releases “Deja Vu” off debut album out June 1st

If you didn’t know better--and if the camera didn’t occasionally glimpse a new model of car--you might think that Galore’s music video for new single “Deja Vu” was released [...]

Erik Jourgensen releases melancholic EP ‘Total’

Erik Jourgensen, the musician who co-composed the score to “The Infiltrators,” in 2019, released latest EP, Total, on May 20th. Working with a variety of synthetic and organic sounds, [...]

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    Little Shrine are sparkling and confrontational on ‘The Good Thing About Time’

Little Shrine are sparkling and confrontational on ‘The Good Thing About Time’

Last Friday, San Francisco’s Little Shrine released their sophomore LP, The Good Thing About Time. On it, bassist and singer-songwriter Jade Shipman thoroughly explores the past while simultaneously interrogating [...]

By |April 23, 2020|Comments Off on Little Shrine are sparkling and confrontational on ‘The Good Thing About Time’
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    Half Stack’s Pete Kegler talks ‘Wings of Love,’ quarantine music and country roots

Half Stack’s Pete Kegler talks ‘Wings of Love,’ quarantine music and country roots

Cowboys have long sat at the center of the mythos of colonized America, serving simultaneously as a relic of the past and a potent symbol of self-reliance. In a [...]

By |April 17, 2020|Comments Off on Half Stack’s Pete Kegler talks ‘Wings of Love,’ quarantine music and country roots
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    Zelma Stone releases music video for “Fly” off ‘Dreamland’ EP

Zelma Stone releases music video for “Fly” off ‘Dreamland’ EP

Last Friday, February 28, Zelma Stone released their music video for “Fly.” The track is punishingly tender, interrogating darkness by throwing open the curtains and forcing the light to [...]

By |March 3, 2020|Comments Off on Zelma Stone releases music video for “Fly” off ‘Dreamland’ EP

Smoke Jumper releases ‘Slammed’ EP, show at Spats

If you’re looking for late-night dancing and pumping house beats, look no further than the upcoming Smoke Jumper show this Saturday, February 29. Along with labelmates Lavender Persuasion and [...]

By |February 26, 2020|Comments Off on Smoke Jumper releases ‘Slammed’ EP, show at Spats

Pom Pom Squad brings Brooklyn grunge to Bottom of the Hill

The grungy Pom Pom Squad are making their West Coast debut, co-headlining with Rosie Tucker at Bottom of the Hill as a part of the 2020 Noise Pop Music [...]

By |February 11, 2020|Comments Off on Pom Pom Squad brings Brooklyn grunge to Bottom of the Hill

Sunset Lines releases “Unresponsive” music video

With the help of SilverCat Sound Labs, groovy synth-pop band Sunset Lines released a flurry of videos last week to accompany a few tracks off their upcoming album, including [...]

By |February 4, 2020|Comments Off on Sunset Lines releases “Unresponsive” music video
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    Floral releases single “This Year,” announce first LP in 5 years

Floral releases single “This Year,” announce first LP in 5 years

Math rock band Floral released the first single off their long-anticipated follow-up to 2015’s The Second Floral EP. The track, to be featured on Floral LP (2020), is a [...]

By |January 27, 2020|Comments Off on Floral releases single “This Year,” announce first LP in 5 years

Copyslut album release party with Louda and Mya Byrne

(photo: Kim Rose)

To support the release of their debut album Sex, Death, and Other People’s Money, out January 24, Copyslut are playing at The White Horse Inn this Saturday, [...]

By |January 22, 2020|Comments Off on Copyslut album release party with Louda and Mya Byrne
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    Copyslut covers “Santa Baby” for Sex Workers Outreach Project’s D17

Copyslut covers “Santa Baby” for Sex Workers Outreach Project’s D17

(Art by Reiko Rasch)
Content Warning: This article contains mentions of sexual violence and the death of sex workers.

Last Friday, the usually-bombastic cabaret-rock band Copyslut released an intimate and somber [...]

By |December 13, 2019|1 Comment
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