New album from My First Earthquake – ‘Friction’

After successfully funding a new album via Kickstarter, that new album has finally arrived - My First Earthquake's Friction comes out on June 7th. It's the group's latest record [...]

By |May 27, 2011|Comments Off on New album from My First Earthquake – ‘Friction’

Trails – “Animal” (Miike Snow cover, from free ‘Territorial’ EP)

Fresh from Oakland, Trails create nimble, up-tempo folk that's worth checking out. The band's EP, Territorial, is available for free via Bandcamp and includes a solid cover of Miike [...]

By |May 26, 2011|Comments Off on Trails – “Animal” (Miike Snow cover, from free ‘Territorial’ EP)

The Sandwitches – “Sirens & Bells,” first from City Limits Records compilation

The Sandwitches - "Sirens & Bells"

The first single off of the upcoming compilation City Limits Presents: San Francisco premiered yesterday: "Sirens & Bells" by The Sandwitches (via Gorilla vs. [...]

By |May 24, 2011|Comments Off on The Sandwitches – “Sirens & Bells,” first from City Limits Records compilation

Metal Mother – “Shake”; from debut full-length ‘Bonfire Diaries’

The musical moniker of Oakland's Tara Tati is Metal Mother, a darkly-lit pop act that echoes and shimmers with each turn, at times both ethereal and primal.

After releasing the [...]

Antenna Farm Records says: We Are All Awesome

Antenna Farm Records is a local record label, a label that champions the Bay Area and beyond by selecting talented, hard-working artists and releasing their records. The label's past [...]

By |May 19, 2011|Comments Off on Antenna Farm Records says: We Are All Awesome

Barn Owl – “Shadowland”

Barn Owl - "Shadowland"

As we near the release of Barn Owl's Shadowland, out on Thrill Jockey on June 23, the EP's title track has been exposed for listening. This [...]

By |May 19, 2011|Comments Off on Barn Owl – “Shadowland”

Ty Segall – “You Make the Sun Fry”

Ty Segall - "You Make the Sun Fry"

Yesterday, Drag City released the cover art, first song, and tracklisting for Ty Segall's upcoming album, Goodbye Bread, out June 21. [...]

White Cloud – “I Know It” / “Sundew”

"I Know It" and "Sundew" make up the first single from White Cloud's most recent studio visit, available to stream on their Bandcamp site. White Cloud recorded a batch [...]

By |May 18, 2011|Comments Off on White Cloud – “I Know It” / “Sundew”
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    Interview: NODZZZ’s Anthony Atlas on ‘Innings,’ Olympia, touring Europe and more

Interview: NODZZZ’s Anthony Atlas on ‘Innings,’ Olympia, touring Europe and more

NODZZZ - "Time (What's It Going to Do?)"

Innings is the excellent new album from SF trio NODZZZ, out today on Woodsist. The record's nervy, poppy jangle feels [...]

By |May 17, 2011|Comments Off on Interview: NODZZZ’s Anthony Atlas on ‘Innings,’ Olympia, touring Europe and more

New project from Zach Rogue of Rogue Wave – Release the Sunbird

Zach Rogue -- frontman for Rogue Wave and occasional solo performer -- has launched Release the Sunbird, his official new project. Release the Sunbird came about when Rogue was in [...]

By |May 16, 2011|Comments Off on New project from Zach Rogue of Rogue Wave – Release the Sunbird

13 & God – “Its Own Sun (Antonionian Version)”

13 & God - "Its Own Sun (Antonionian Version)"

Antonionian's remix of "Its Own Sun," by Anticon labelmates 13 & God, wouldn't sound out of place as a 13 [...]

By |May 13, 2011|Comments Off on 13 & God – “Its Own Sun (Antonionian Version)”

Kids On A Crime Spree – “Sweet Tooth”

"Sweet Tooth" is, like the name might suggest, an incredibly sugary and all-too-brief pop confection from Oakland band Kids On A Crime Spree. Led by Mario Hernandez [...]

By |May 12, 2011|Comments Off on Kids On A Crime Spree – “Sweet Tooth”