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 […]

By |October 24, 2014|0 Comments

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 […]

By |October 24, 2014|0 Comments

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|0 Comments
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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 […]

By |October 16, 2014|0 Comments
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    Taxes releasing ‘It Never Ends’, play shows at Slim’s and Bottom of the Hill (UPDATE: stream the whole album via Bandcamp)

Taxes releasing ‘It Never Ends’, play shows at Slim’s and Bottom of the Hill (UPDATE: stream the whole album via Bandcamp)

It’s pretty clear from the opening lines of Taxes’ press bio that frontman Robby Cronholm isn’t interested in letting anything distract from the music – especially not something like, […]

By |October 14, 2014|0 Comments
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    Front Country’s ‘Sake of the Sound’ release party at Slim’s next month

Front Country’s ‘Sake of the Sound’ release party at Slim’s next month

On the title track to their debut LP Sake of the Sound, Front Country’s Melody Walker sings of the healing power of music (“When it hits you, you gonna […]

By |October 13, 2014|0 Comments
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    William Ryan Fritch releases ‘Heavy’ EP, Death Blues’ ‘Ensemble’

William Ryan Fritch releases ‘Heavy’ EP, Death Blues’ ‘Ensemble’

Music writers – including yours truly – throw around the words epic, ethereal, and soundscape quite a bit. Anything that’s somewhat amorphous and presents an aura of openness and […]

By |October 9, 2014|0 Comments

Useless Eaters stream new album Bleeding Moon

SF-via-Memphis’ Useless Eaters are sharing their latest (and highly-anticipated) LP, Bleeding Moon, streaming now on Wondering Sound. Check out the most recent single and crowd favorite, “American Cars,” below.

Out […]

By |October 9, 2014|0 Comments

Li Xi to release debut LP ‘Meet Me Somewhere’

I had the pleasure of witnessing Li Xi in their earliest incarnation, back when there were two lead singers and they weren’t called Li Xi.

That was a couple […]

By |October 9, 2014|0 Comments

Video Premiere: Mammoth Life – “Wanna Be Loved”

San Francisco’s Mammoth Life produces swelling, dreamy pop sounds, and the video for “Wanna be Loved”, which we’re pleased to share with you for the first time today, is […]

By |October 7, 2014|0 Comments
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    Interview: Christopher Owens presents a new, familiar testament

Interview: Christopher Owens presents a new, familiar testament

Those who know Christopher Owens’ story know it well. From his vagabond childhood in The Children of God to his street punk phase in Texas, his decisive move to San Francisco and his drug-fueled […]

By |September 30, 2014|0 Comments

Marine Life releases debut EP

With nothing but a demo and a handful of shows under their belt, San Francisco’s Marine Life just released their debut EP Fool of a Kind on Spain’s Elefant […]

By |September 29, 2014|1 Comment
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