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    Giggle Party releases EP 'This City Smells Like Piss', headlining Bottom of the Hill 1/20/13

Giggle Party releases EP 'This City Smells Like Piss', headlining Bottom of the Hill 1/20/13

San Francisco's Giggle Party, who moved to the Bay from Dallas just over a year ago, recently released a three-song EP entitled This City Smells like Piss ahead of [...]

By |January 16, 2013|Comments Off on Giggle Party releases EP 'This City Smells Like Piss', headlining Bottom of the Hill 1/20/13
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    Swiftumz releasing 'Don't Trip' cassette on Burger Records today, streaming album track "4EVA"

Swiftumz releasing 'Don't Trip' cassette on Burger Records today, streaming album track "4EVA"

Swiftumz – the lo-fi pop project from Chris McVickers, an artist we previously dubbed "San Francisco’s loveable and cuddly brat" – is releasing its LP Don't Trip for the [...]

By |January 15, 2013|Comments Off on Swiftumz releasing 'Don't Trip' cassette on Burger Records today, streaming album track "4EVA"
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    Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – "We the Common (for Valerie Bolden)" / "Holy Roller"

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – "We the Common (for Valerie Bolden)" / "Holy Roller"

The new record from Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, We the Common, comes out on February 5th, 2013 via Ribbon Music, recorded at Tiny Telephone and produced [...]

By |January 15, 2013|Comments Off on Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – "We the Common (for Valerie Bolden)" / "Holy Roller"
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    Cocktails debut single from new EP, release show with Warm Soda and DSTVV at The Hemlock on 2/1/13

Cocktails debut single from new EP, release show with Warm Soda and DSTVV at The Hemlock on 2/1/13

Photo by Mathew Scott

San Francisco "slop-pop" band Cocktails are set to release their debut 7-inch EP on Father Daughter Records in February, and last week premiered the track "Hey [...]

By |January 15, 2013|Comments Off on Cocktails debut single from new EP, release show with Warm Soda and DSTVV at The Hemlock on 2/1/13
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    Video Premiere: A Million Billion Dying Suns – "Woke Up Floating"

Video Premiere: A Million Billion Dying Suns – "Woke Up Floating"

Photo by Peter Freund

A Million Billion Dying Suns is a brand new solo project from The Park guitarist Nate Mercereau, and I couldn't be more excited to share his [...]

By |January 14, 2013|2 Comments
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    Radio Moscow shuffles lineup again, releasing 7" on Volcom (stream "Rancho Tehama Airport" & "Sweet Little Thing")

Radio Moscow shuffles lineup again, releasing 7" on Volcom (stream "Rancho Tehama Airport" & "Sweet Little Thing")

Iowa native and former NorCal resident Parker Griggs (above) is set to release a new Radio Moscow 7-inch on Volcom Entertainment later this month, and he recently posted both [...]

By |January 14, 2013|Comments Off on Radio Moscow shuffles lineup again, releasing 7" on Volcom (stream "Rancho Tehama Airport" & "Sweet Little Thing")

Elektrik Sunset's new LP “Fish Dinner Party” out now

Sometimes I get these mind-cravings for surf rock. It's been bothering me since I finished Thomas Pynchon's detective novel Inherent Vice — which takes place in the beach towns [...]

By |January 11, 2013|1 Comment
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    Harkenbacks, The Get Down Boys, Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman, Outbound at Cafe du Nord, 1/15/13

Harkenbacks, The Get Down Boys, Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman, Outbound at Cafe du Nord, 1/15/13

The Harkenbacks - "The Mongrel"

SF's Bluegrass and Old Time music festival will host The Harkenbacks' CD release party at Cafe du Nord this coming Tuesday, January 15th. The Get [...]

By |January 11, 2013|1 Comment
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    Al Lover remixes "Fuzz's Fourth Dream", b-side on 7" released by new Segall/Moothart project Fuzz

Al Lover remixes "Fuzz's Fourth Dream", b-side on 7" released by new Segall/Moothart project Fuzz

Al Lover is back at it, churning out yet another quality remix. This time, he gives us his take on "Fuzz's Fourth Dream", the b-side on the 7-inch released [...]

By |January 11, 2013|Comments Off on Al Lover remixes "Fuzz's Fourth Dream", b-side on 7" released by new Segall/Moothart project Fuzz
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    New Bay Area supergroup Pale Blue Dot opening for El Ten Eleven tonight, 1/11/13

New Bay Area supergroup Pale Blue Dot opening for El Ten Eleven tonight, 1/11/13

The East Bay trio known as Pale Blue Dot does not necessarily self-identify as a "supergroup," but I went there anyway. Comprised of members of James & Evander, The [...]

By |January 11, 2013|1 Comment
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    Christopher Owens' 'Lysandre' streaming on The New York Times' website

Christopher Owens' 'Lysandre' streaming on The New York Times' website

After months of anticipation following the dissolution of Girls last year, the band's former frontman Christopher Owens will finally drop his solo debut Lysandre next Tuesday on Fat Possum [...]

By |January 10, 2013|2 Comments
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    The Parmesans release "The Smell of Silence" EP, set to embark on California tour with stop in Oakland, 1/24/13

The Parmesans release "The Smell of Silence" EP, set to embark on California tour with stop in Oakland, 1/24/13

Bay Area folk & bluegrass band The Parmesans continued their steady stream of releases by dropping The Smell of Silence this week, their third EP in a little over [...]

By |January 9, 2013|Comments Off on The Parmesans release "The Smell of Silence" EP, set to embark on California tour with stop in Oakland, 1/24/13