Gold Robot split 7″ series begins with Colossal Yes/The Good Fear

In an effort to capture a musician's geography and mirror it against another, Oakland label Gold Robot launches a new themed 7" series that pairs bands from different regions. [...]

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Deerhoof’s latest leaks: sample over half of the band’s upcoming album

Deerhoof - "The Merry Barracks"

Remember how Deerhoof is leaking one song a week until the release of Deerhoof vs. Evil on Polyvinyl on January 25th? Well, the band's [...]

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New album from Papercuts, ‘Fading Parade,’ out on 3/1/11

As the band's proper induction into the Sub Pop hall of fame, Papercuts (feature podcast) have announced the release of Fading Parade, officially out on March 1st, 2011.

Papercuts - [...]

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The Midnight Snackers – “Now I am Become Party”

Introducing themselves to the experimental lo-fi Bay Area scene (sharing space with the likes of Thee Oh Sees), the Midnight Snackers have emerged with their debut self-titled EP. "Now [...]

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Thursday: Sonny Pete @ the Hotel Utah

Thursday's show at the Hotel Utah marks the homecoming of Sonny Pete, after playing two in Provo, Utah (tickets and Facebook event). The singer-songwriter will be joined by "the [...]

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That Ghost – “To Like You”

That Ghost - "To Like You"

A new song from That Ghost (aka Santa Rosa's Ryan Schmale) from the upcoming album Songs Out Here. The record's out March 1st [...]

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Jameson Swanagon – “Desolation Happiness”

This week's lesson in intricate, elegant guitar work comes in the form of a new album from Jameson Swanagon, entitled Desolation Happiness. The album is available for purchase now [...]

By |November 29, 2010|4 Comments

Sonny Smith’s new 7-inch with the Sandwitches also a digital download

Sonny + the Sandwitches - "Throw My Ashes From This Pier When I Die"

Sonny Smith has a new 4-song 7" out December 11 on Empty Cellar Records, featuring more [...]

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Girls’ Broken Dreams Club is out today

I had mentally filed away the news about a new record, but I hadn't much thought about Girls' Broken Dreams Club before reading this interview with Chet "JR" White [...]

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The Definite Articles performs as a 14-piece for two record release shows

The Definite Articles is a band of appreciable size and aspiration; they spent three years putting together King Merriweather, which they will perform in its entirety tonight and tomorrow [...]

By |November 19, 2010|2 Comments

Video: Exray’s – “You Forgot”

From Exray's' self-titled full length, out 1/25/11, and available for pre-order now from Howells Transmitter.

Exray's - "You Forgot"

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Download: True Panther releases “Finally Champions” comp featuring new music from a ton of Bay Area bands

The [...]

By |November 18, 2010|Comments Off on Download: True Panther releases “Finally Champions” comp featuring new music from a ton of Bay Area bands