Girls – “Honey Bunny”

From Girls' upcoming album, "Honey Bunny" was premiered by NPR this morning. Regarding the song, Christopher Owens told All Songs Considered:

"Honey Bunny" was my 19th song to write. [...]

By |August 23, 2011|Comments Off on Girls – “Honey Bunny”

Stream Speculator’s new album ‘Nice’ a week before its release

Thanks to Altered Zones, you can now stream Nice, the new album from recent Bay Area transplant Speculator. Nice will be released on August 30th on Underwater Peoples.

Speculator: [...]

By |August 23, 2011|Comments Off on Stream Speculator’s new album ‘Nice’ a week before its release

Devon McClive and Sons to celebrate record release at Hotel Utah, Thursday August 25th

Just back from tour, Devon McClive and Sons return home to celebrate the release of their latest recording, Humankind, which is getting some great reviews. Here is a blurb [...]

By |August 22, 2011|Comments Off on Devon McClive and Sons to celebrate record release at Hotel Utah, Thursday August 25th

Weekend – “Hazel”

Weekend - Hazel by Slumberland Records

Having patiently waited to hear that first taste of the young Bay Area shoegaze/post-rock band Weekend after [...]

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Mwahaha (ex-Clipd Beaks, Ned) – “Rainbow Diamond”

Mwahaha - "Rainbow Diamond"

Oakland's Mwahaha pack plenty of left turns into the electronic-psych-pop of "Rainbow Diamond," the first single from the group's self-titled album, out December 6th. The band [...]

By |August 18, 2011|2 Comments

Bare Wires – “Cheap Perfume”

Bare Wires' new album, which one expects to be a full-length onslaught of infectious garage-pop, will be out on October 18th via Southpaw Records. The album is called Cheap [...]

By |August 17, 2011|Comments Off on Bare Wires – “Cheap Perfume”

Man/Miracle announces new EP and tour dates

Man/Miracle - "Meditations on Nothing"

Man/Miracle has officially announced the new EP the band mentioned when we premiered "Meditations on Nothing" last month. The EP is called Valleys, and it [...]

By |August 17, 2011|Comments Off on Man/Miracle announces new EP and tour dates

Nick Waterhouse releases new EP: ‘Is That Clear’

Is That Clear by Nick Waterhouse

Local R&B purveyor Nick Waterhouse announced this morning that his new digital Is That Clear EP is [...]

By |August 16, 2011|4 Comments

tUnE-yArDs’ “Gangsta” gets remixed by Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys

tUnE-yArDs - "Gangsta (Ad-Rock remix)"

A lot of songs get remixed by a lot of artists, so I'm usually a little numb to "new remix" news. That said, tUnE-yArDs' [...]

By |August 16, 2011|Comments Off on tUnE-yArDs’ “Gangsta” gets remixed by Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys

James & Evander sign to Velvet Blue Music, play El Rio tonight

Constellating EP +2 by James & Evander

East Bay electronic duo James & Evander have signed to Velvet Blue Music for the release of their latest EP, Constellating, which you [...]

By |August 15, 2011|Comments Off on James & Evander sign to Velvet Blue Music, play El Rio tonight

Midnite Snaxxx – “A Guy Like That” / “Jackie”

Guy Like That by Midnite Snaxxx

Oakland trio Midnite Snaxxx released their second 7" at the end of June on Total Punk, and you can hear both of the [...]

By |August 15, 2011|Comments Off on Midnite Snaxxx – “A Guy Like That” / “Jackie”

Video: Yesway (Emily Ritz & Kacey Johansing) – “Woahcean”

Directed by Dominic Santos, here's a video from Yesway, the duo of Emily Ritz (of Honeycomb) and Kacey Johansing. The group's first EP is a collection of experimental [...]

By |August 12, 2011|Comments Off on Video: Yesway (Emily Ritz & Kacey Johansing) – “Woahcean”