Jib Kidder releases ‘Music for Hypnotized Minds” using Asthmatic Kitty catalog

Asthmatic Kitty's Library Catalog Music Series features a variety of artists creating unique instrumental recordings - "for possible use in films and television, background sounds for home or office, [...]

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Free Porto Franco Records 2011 compilation available now

Mission-based label Porto Franco Records, a label specializing in the Bay Area's eclectic music scene, is offering up a free sampler for 2011 (the 2010 sampler is available as [...]

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Nick Waterhouse – “Some Place”

Nick Waterhouse - Some Place by Nick Waterhouse

Nick Waterhouse is a musician whose name has been attached to a number of excellent [...]

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Judgement Day release rarities album, currently on tour with Pinback

When string metal trio Judgement Day reached their Kickstarter goal for "An Epic Acoustic Metal Record," they originally intended to provide a 15-track compilation of rarities to the fans [...]

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Carletta Sue Kay – “Pas Le Même”

It is always uplifting to receive news of veteran performers finding opportunities to release recordings. The first release from Carletta Sue Kay comes out tomorrow: the "Pas Le Meme" [...]

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Little Wings, Jason Lytle join Olympia vets on Japan compilation ‘Resume’

Does a phenomenal roster of compilation contributors warrant donating to a cause? If so, here's your opportunity. Resume is a tri-volume, internationally curated compilation released to benefit victims of [...]

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Thee Oh Sees announce new album Castlemania; ‘Singles Vol. 1 & 2’ out now

Through a mix of great records, top notch live shows, and a community-supporting DIY spirit, Thee Oh Sees have become one of San Francisco's most vital bands today. [...]

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James & Evander release Constellating EP

Constellating by James & Evander

Oakland's James & Evander recently released this EP, which finds the guys incorporating vocals into their analog synth pop. I dig the humanizing effect [...]

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You Are Plural – “Caught On A Wire”

You Are Plural may currently reside in Seattle, but the Bay Area roots of Jen Grady (playing solo all over, as well as with Emily Jane White, Adam Haworth [...]

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The Art Museums – “Dancing with a Hole in Your Heart”

If today finds you searching for something jovial and upbeat, this new song from the Art Museums fits the bill - "Dancing with a Hole in Your Heart" is [...]

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Stream: The Blank Tapes – ‘LIVE!’

LIVE! by The Blank Tapes

For a taste of The Blank Tapes' live show before Friday night at the Great American (8pm, $13), check out the recently released LIVE!, which [...]

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    Interview: The Heavenly States talk about Record Store Day, their new EP, and the conflict in Libya

Interview: The Heavenly States talk about Record Store Day, their new EP, and the conflict in Libya

Editor's Note: We recently spoke with The Heavenly States' singer/multi-instrumentalist Genevieve Gagon, who offered thoughts on the current conflict in Libya (in 2005, the band was the first to [...]

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