Speculator – “Jenny Says”

Not much mention has been made of Speculator yet here as a local musician. Speculator is Nick Ray, the guy who relocated his one-man party from Los Angeles to [...]

By |July 29, 2011|Comments Off on Speculator – “Jenny Says”

Pregnant – ‘Life Hard: I Try’ out September 6 on Mush Records, stream now

Not long ago did Northern Californian Daniel Trudeau aka Pregnant release Regional Music (we wrote it up in April). His new collection Life Hard: I Try comes out September [...]

By |July 29, 2011|Comments Off on Pregnant – ‘Life Hard: I Try’ out September 6 on Mush Records, stream now

Little Wings: two tapes out on Gnome Life Records, co-headlining Regional Bias on August 6th!

HALLOWEEN 2020 by LITTLE WINGS by Gnome Life Records

"Halloween 2020" comes from Made It Rain, a new cassette from Little Wings, who [...]

By |July 29, 2011|Comments Off on Little Wings: two tapes out on Gnome Life Records, co-headlining Regional Bias on August 6th!

Bird by Bird – “Simple Days”

Perhaps the "Simple Days" were when Jonathan Devoto played guitar and vocals for the Matches - perhaps not. Either way, Bird by Bird is Devoto's main project these days, [...]

Sands announce ‘Sea of Trees’ EP, bicoastal tourdates and a video by Danny Perez (Black Dice, Animal Collective)

Quietly but surely, Sands (formerly Dame Satan) has been building up a comeback since they premiered the first song from their 4-song EP Sea of Trees, now available. They [...]

By |July 27, 2011|Comments Off on Sands announce ‘Sea of Trees’ EP, bicoastal tourdates and a video by Danny Perez (Black Dice, Animal Collective)

Mikal Cronin – “Get Along”/”Apathy”

Mikal Cronin - "Get Along"

Mikal Cronin - "Apathy"

Mikal Cronin -- of Moonhearts and Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin -- is stepping out on his own later this year with [...]

By |July 27, 2011|Comments Off on Mikal Cronin – “Get Along”/”Apathy”

Sea of Bees – “Gnomes (Tunng Remix)” (playing at Regional Bias on 8/6!)

HVN223 Sea Of Bees - Gnomes (Tunng Remix) by heavenlyrecordings

We can't think of a better way to kick off our Regional Bias [...]

By |July 26, 2011|Comments Off on Sea of Bees – “Gnomes (Tunng Remix)” (playing at Regional Bias on 8/6!)

Rohnert Park hardcore heroes Ceremony sign to Matador (and what that means)

Ceremony has a pretty interesting story. They're considered one of the Bay Area's highly notable punk/hardcore bands, and at the same time, they are making inroads in the "indie [...]

By |July 26, 2011|Comments Off on Rohnert Park hardcore heroes Ceremony sign to Matador (and what that means)

Magic Trick (Tim Cohen) – “Daylight Moon”

Magic Trick (Tim Cohen) - "Daylight Moon"

Tim Cohen's birthday was Tuesday, and Empty Cellar Records celebrated by releasing a limited edition version of Cohen's upcoming album, The Glad Birth [...]

By |July 22, 2011|Comments Off on Magic Trick (Tim Cohen) – “Daylight Moon”

Elephant & Castle – “Sweet Someone”/”I Will”

[Second update: Streams are back online!]

[Update: Looks like the songs have been pulled offline for now. Trust us, they rule! You can still pick up the single [...]

By |July 22, 2011|Comments Off on Elephant & Castle – “Sweet Someone”/”I Will”

Real Estate’s new single, tour stops in Big Sur and at the Independent

Real Estate spent a good part of this year keeping quiet about their upcoming plans, including the move to Domino Records along with all of their side projects' catalogs. [...]

By |July 21, 2011|Comments Off on Real Estate’s new single, tour stops in Big Sur and at the Independent

Girls – “Vomit”

I wrote vomit before Girls was even a band or an idea, this is one of the first songs I ever wrote along with "Substance" and "Headache" what you’re [...]

By |July 21, 2011|Comments Off on Girls – “Vomit”