• Mike Sempert - "Good Morning Young Artist"
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    Mike Sempert (Birds and Batteries) – “Good Morning Young Artist”

Mike Sempert (Birds and Batteries) – “Good Morning Young Artist”

We have both good news and bad news. Good news: Mike Sempert (of Birds & Batteries, whom we know very well) is releasing a whole set of solo songs, [...]

By |March 11, 2014|2 Comments

Get to Know: Baus

Oakland's Baus was originally formed by SoCal natives Thomas Jackson and Mike Morales, who also is a member of Sacramento's G. Green. Lacking a bass player, they added Sierra [...]

By |March 10, 2014|1 Comment

Yalls announces ‘United’ LP on Gold Robot Records

Although Berkeley resident and Jersey transplant Dan Casey has been delivering a steady stream of glitched-out beats and soulfully spacey pop melodies as Yalls since around the time I [...]

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Premiere: The Y Axes – ‘Moon Rock’ 2.0

The Y Axes just released a polished-up version of their EP, Moon Rock, and they want you, reader of The Bay Bridged, to hear it first.

Comprised of new album [...]

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Listen to NanosauR’s ‘Bottled Promises’ EP

NanosauR's Bottled Promises pops open with a sampling from the movie Beautiful Girls, a 1996 star-studded rom-com. Written out it might sound hokey, (maybe not to closet Dawson's Creek fans) [...]

By |March 7, 2014|Comments Off on Listen to NanosauR’s ‘Bottled Promises’ EP
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    Thee Oh Sees release psychedelic second single from upcoming album ‘Drop’

Thee Oh Sees release psychedelic second single from upcoming album ‘Drop’

It's been a restless few weeks for John Dwyer. Thee Oh Sees, fronted by San Francisco's lost boy, are releasing a new album April 19 (this Record Store Day), called Drop.  The [...]

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Christopher Owens drops a lovely new tune

Christopher Owens just dropped a sonic bomb in the form of "It Comes Back to You". A cut from his upcoming album, the song is a stunning balance of [...]

By |March 6, 2014|Comments Off on Christopher Owens drops a lovely new tune
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    Get to Know: Cougar on a Meth Binge (it’s not what you think)

Get to Know: Cougar on a Meth Binge (it’s not what you think)

Before I tell you about Cougar on a Meth Binge, please take a moment to listen to their track "Mono Lake":

Whoa! Was that a banjo? Incredibly charming and delicate [...]

Premiere: Listen to M. Lockwood Porter’s new single

Berkeley's M. Lockwood Porter released his debut LP, Judah's Gone, last summer, and today we're excited to premiere his first new material since that release – the tracks "Chris [...]

By |March 4, 2014|Comments Off on Premiere: Listen to M. Lockwood Porter’s new single

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