DSTVV – "Ariel's a Punk"

According to DSTVV's "official" bio, frontman Joel Cusumano "swears he's only listened to MINISTRY and COCTEAU TWINS during the months before creating the songs that appear on DSTVV's debut." [...]

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Song Premiere: Surf Club – "Reverie"

Surf Club – native sons of Stockton and proprietors of an unmistakable guitar-driven pop sound – are back with a new single entitled "Reverie", the follow-up to their 2012 [...]

By |October 23, 2012|1 Comment
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    Violent Change dropping debut EP 'Suck On The Gun', record release show at New Parish tonight, 10/22/12

Violent Change dropping debut EP 'Suck On The Gun', record release show at New Parish tonight, 10/22/12

San Francisco lo-fi pop-punk outfit Violent Change is set to release its debut EP Suck On The Gun tomorrow on Melters Records. The EP follows on the heels of [...]

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Q&A: Lost in the Trees' Ari Picker

Though I was hoping to be the one reporter who didn't bring it up, it's hard to talk about Lost in the Trees' newest record, A Church That Fits [...]

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    Ticket Giveaway: Ultraista and Astronauts, etc. at The Independent, 10/22/12

Ticket Giveaway: Ultraista and Astronauts, etc. at The Independent, 10/22/12

Astronauts, etc., the brainchild of Berkeley's Anthony Ferraro, will be debuting as a full band this Monday, October 22nd at The Independent. The headliner of the night is another [...]

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The Coup – "WAVIP" / "Guillotine"

Oakland's The Coup won't release their forthcoming album Sorry to Bother You until October 30th, but they've already released two videos from the album and most recently shared a [...]

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Stream Tussle's new album, 'Tempest'

Who'd have thought that, through one simple tweet, The New Yorker would tip us off to a Bay Area band's new album stream? That's exactly what happened last week [...]

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Sonntag – "Welcome to the Americas"

Sonntag, the musical project of Wisconsin native and Berkeley resident Zachary Johnston, recently released an LP entitled In Paths Too Dark For Seeing. Johnston considers himself primarily a filmmaker [...]

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Videos: Window Twins, "Two Left Feet" & "The Sky Is Black"

Window Twins – the side project of two of SF's most prolific musicians, Jon Bernson of Exray's and Ray's Vast Basement and Tim Cohen of The Fresh & Onlys [...]

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Barn Owl members release solo albums

Evan Caminiti and Jon Porras of the SF drone guitar duo Barn Owl have each released a new solo album this summer. Caminiti's hazy, atmospheric Dreamless Sleep is out [...]

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Video: Elvis is NOT Dead!

Oakland's very own Guitars & Bongos Records proudly announces the new video for "Elvis is Not Dead" from Charlie Megira & The Modern Dance Club. The double album Love [...]

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    Hélène Renaut – "Spring Wind" / "Tiny Specks Of Delight"

Hélène Renaut – "Spring Wind" / "Tiny Specks Of Delight"

Local songwriter Hélène Renaut just released the Tiny Specks Of Delight EP on Kitten Charmer. According to the artist:

[T]he songs on Tiny Specks Of Delight encapsulate a certain [...]

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