CATHEDRALS – “Harlem”

San Francisco boy-girl duo CATHEDRALS just released "Harlem",  the second single after their "Unbound" debut's play count skyrocketed on SoundCloud nearly overnight. Though we still only have teasers of [...]

By |February 28, 2014|Comments Off on CATHEDRALS – “Harlem”

Get to Know: Healers, an Oakland trio led by Nick Wortham

Healers is an East Bay-based trio led by Oakland-via-Olympia, Washington artist and musician Nick Wortham (above). The band's angular, art-rock feel immediately calls to mind the sound of old [...]

By |February 27, 2014|Comments Off on Get to Know: Healers, an Oakland trio led by Nick Wortham

Non-Market collective releases debut compilation

"Non Market", a collective of East Bay friendbands that currently includes Trails and Ways, Astronauts etc., Waterstrider, Bells Atlas, The Seshen, (and perhaps a few more related acts), has [...]

By |February 25, 2014|Comments Off on Non-Market collective releases debut compilation
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    Bill Baird releases ‘Diamond Eyepatch’ on Moon Glyph, ends Amnesia residency

Bill Baird releases ‘Diamond Eyepatch’ on Moon Glyph, ends Amnesia residency

Oakland-via-Austin pysch-pop troubadour Bill Baird finishes his month-long residency at Amnesia tomorrow. While we're sorry to see him go, you can still pick up his recent cassette release from [...]

By |February 25, 2014|Comments Off on Bill Baird releases ‘Diamond Eyepatch’ on Moon Glyph, ends Amnesia residency

Sun Kil Moon releases ‘Benji’ LP

By my count, San Francisco's Mark Kozelek released seven(!) albums in 2013. Granted, four of them were live recordings, but that's still an insanely busy year. I guess it's [...]

By |February 24, 2014|Comments Off on Sun Kil Moon releases ‘Benji’ LP

WATERS busts out new track before Noise Pop show

WATERS is done with restlessness. Founder Van Pierszalowski began WATERS after traversing to Norway, Alaska, and Brooklyn before settling back in California, in our foggy little city.

However, don't mistake their [...]

By |February 21, 2014|Comments Off on WATERS busts out new track before Noise Pop show
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    Our Brother the Native releases ‘Terra Traipse’ tape on Shred Forever

Our Brother the Native releases ‘Terra Traipse’ tape on Shred Forever

Oakland-based experimental pop ensemble Our Brother the Native have released a new album on Shred Forever, a local tape label run by Nick of Religious Girls. The Terra Traipse [...]

By |February 21, 2014|Comments Off on Our Brother the Native releases ‘Terra Traipse’ tape on Shred Forever

Teenager – “Broke”

Teenager, the moniker of Bay Area artist Bevan Herbekian, has decided stagger the release of his upcoming full length by releasing one new song per week. In December, we [...]

By |February 20, 2014|Comments Off on Teenager – “Broke”

Get to Know Papa Bear & The Easy Love

Aaron Glass, aka "Papa Bear", may be a bit of a dying breed. As the barefooted frontman of his folk group Papa Bear & The Easy Love, Glass leads [...]

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Michael Musika and Eric Kuhn debut new album at Amnesia

Michael Musika and Eric Kuhn will release their debut collaboration, There is No Need to Name the Moon, on February 21st at Amnesia. Available for digital download today on [...]

By |February 19, 2014|Comments Off on Michael Musika and Eric Kuhn debut new album at Amnesia

Seatraffic at the Rickshaw Stop on Thursday

After a short hiatus spent recording a new record at Different Fur Studios, SF-based dreamgazers Seatraffic are back on stage. This Thursday marks the band’s first show of 2014, [...]

By |February 19, 2014|Comments Off on Seatraffic at the Rickshaw Stop on Thursday

Playlist: Discover DSTVV’s roots

San Francisco's DSTVV has one of the more unique sounds in the Bay. Frontman Joel Cusumano has drawn largely from a wide ranges of seemingly unrelated artists that were [...]

By |February 19, 2014|Comments Off on Playlist: Discover DSTVV’s roots