Mansion celebrate release of ‘Early Life’

(record release flier by Sam Lefebvre)

After months of inactivity, Oakland's Mansion returned with news of an LP and promptly set off on a tour that took them to New [...]

By |November 16, 2015|2 Comments

Get To Know: Nelsen & Farney

Near the end of their song "New Direction," Nelsen & Farney sing, "So if my style turns you off, please just stop listening." That's going to be awfully hard [...]

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Wicked Man releases ‘Terranean Tremors’ EP

We first told you about Oakland's Wicked Man over a year ago, and since then they've added members, and just dropped a second EP, Terranean Tremors. The EP premiered [...]

By |November 12, 2015|Comments Off on Wicked Man releases ‘Terranean Tremors’ EP
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    Hear now: Tricycle Records releases fifth local music compilation

Hear now: Tricycle Records releases fifth local music compilation

Artwork by Adrian Landon Brooks

Since you've landed here on this site, you probably have a penchant for local music. We're excited to announce that our friends at Tricycle Records are releasing [...]

By |November 6, 2015|Comments Off on Hear now: Tricycle Records releases fifth local music compilation
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    The She’s release “Cherry Red” off upcoming split single

The She’s release “Cherry Red” off upcoming split single

The She's just released “Cherry Red” off a Split 45' from Empty Cellar Records with The Dry Spells. The song starts with some guttural shout-cough type thing. First time [...]

By |November 6, 2015|1 Comment

Future Shapes releases new single “Feel”

New Future Shapes single "Feel" poses some deep questions about the nature of reality and hints at an unspecified, intangible, existential need hanging off the haunting reverb and laid-back [...]

By |November 5, 2015|Comments Off on Future Shapes releases new single “Feel”
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    POP ETC announce LP ‘Souvenir,’ watch karaoke-themed video for single “Bad Break” now

POP ETC announce LP ‘Souvenir,’ watch karaoke-themed video for single “Bad Break” now

Remember the Morning Benders? In case you need a refresher, the Berkeley boys behind everyone's favorite album of 2010 (Big Echo, released via Rough Trade) are now POP ETC. [...]

By |November 5, 2015|Comments Off on POP ETC announce LP ‘Souvenir,’ watch karaoke-themed video for single “Bad Break” now

Get to know: The Saxophones

Oakland band The Saxophones began about 10 years ago as a solo songwriting project for Alexi Erenkov, who was in college studying jazz saxophone, flute, and clarinet, but as [...]

By |November 2, 2015|Comments Off on Get to know: The Saxophones
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    Try the Pie announces ‘Rest,’ a compilation of early recordings

Try the Pie announces ‘Rest,’ a compilation of early recordings

South Bay-based musician Bean Tupou of Try the Pie is involved in a variety of projects in support of the DIY community, from the San Jose collective Think and [...]

By |October 29, 2015|1 Comment

The Illumignarly releasing ‘Apocalypse Gnar’ EP

I'm not sure exactly what's in the water in the North Bay, but they've been sending us some great loud music of late. Santa Rosa's The Illumignarly are no [...]

By |October 27, 2015|Comments Off on The Illumignarly releasing ‘Apocalypse Gnar’ EP
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    Relive summer nostalgia with The Mantles’ video for “Doorframe”

Relive summer nostalgia with The Mantles’ video for “Doorframe”

The Mantles (Photo by David Armstrong)

There's something about most jangle-pop that instantly recalls warm summer breezes and waxing nostalgic. Today, you deserve a bit of a summer throwback, and [...]

By |October 23, 2015|Comments Off on Relive summer nostalgia with The Mantles’ video for “Doorframe”

Gold Minor to release new single “Take Me Home”

Anybody who says rock n' roll is dead, or at least dormant in San Francisco, obviously hasn't seen Gold Minor live yet. Whether guitarist Adam Dragland is busting out [...]

By |October 22, 2015|Comments Off on Gold Minor to release new single “Take Me Home”