Featured Album: Kool A.D. – ‘WORD O.K.’

Kool A.D. (real name Victor Vasquez) is one the most inventive and prolific rappers in the Bay Area, and the entire country, really. After gaining notoriety with the now-defunct [...]

By |November 3, 2014|Comments Off on Featured Album: Kool A.D. – ‘WORD O.K.’

Bill Baird – “Flying on the Ground is Wrong”

Bill Baird is always busy, and he recently shared his newest dose of delicious pop, "Flying on the Ground is Wrong". Like much of Bill's work, there's layers upon [...]

By |October 31, 2014|1 Comment

Happy Fangs – “Contagious”

Any band with a Halloween leaning name is going to grab a double-take during October, and gritty powerhouse Happy Fangs went all in. "Contagious" is off of their upcoming debut [...]

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Giraffage streams “Tell Me” from new ‘No Reason’ EP

Giraffage just returned to the Bay after a lengthy tour supporting Porter Robinson, and he's wasting no time before his next project. That's right, the artist (whose real name [...]

By |October 29, 2014|Comments Off on Giraffage streams “Tell Me” from new ‘No Reason’ EP

Meat Market drops “Big Cookie” and “Floor”

It's been over a year since we've heard something new from Oakland's Meat Market, but last night they quietly dropped a pair of new tracks on their Bandcamp page. [...]

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Andrew St. James holds release party for ‘The Shakes’

San Francisco wunderkind Andrew St. James is closing his October residency with a release show.

Nineteen years old and already on his first full-length, Andrew St. James is taking October [...]

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Monster Rally & Jay Stone share “Cognac,” LP on the way

LA instrumental hip-hop producer Monster Rally has teamed up with Oakland MC's Jay Stone and Brandon Rayson on the track "Cognac", and let's just say this collaboration has me [...]

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Mark Kozelek releases a pair of…divergent songs

The Bay Area's crankiest folk singer and Pitchfork's favorite clickbaiter this side of Pharrell, Mark Kozelek, has had a whirlwind last couple of weeks, as we told you about [...]

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Premiere: Stream The Tropics’ new EP ‘Wind House’

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The Tropics have been on a video rampage of late, dropping shorts for two tracks off their forthcoming EP Wind House – first for "Sons & [...]

By |October 23, 2014|Comments Off on Premiere: Stream The Tropics’ new EP ‘Wind House’
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    Interview: Sunhaze dig into the sound of their just-released EP ‘Last Summer’

Interview: Sunhaze dig into the sound of their just-released EP ‘Last Summer’

It’s extremely difficult trying to stay focused during an interview when the Giants are a run away from heading to the World Series. Especially for a guy like me [...]

By |October 21, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Sunhaze dig into the sound of their just-released EP ‘Last Summer’
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    Julia Lewis – “You Were My First Love” ft. Saint Tiimbre

Julia Lewis – “You Were My First Love” ft. Saint Tiimbre

From San Francisco producer Julia Lewis (aka Benjamin Failk) comes a new track “You Were My First Love”, featuring Saint Tiimbre, a collective comprised of Amp Live (of [...]

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Meatbodies release new LP, announce show in SF

Meatbodies, formerly known as Chad & The Meatbodies for their frontman Chad Ubovich, just dropped their self-titled debut LP on garage rock super label In The Red. Meatbodies is [...]

By |October 15, 2014|3 Comments