Daydream premieres new EP, ‘Promise You’

Daydream is a new band, but the members have long been staples in the Bay Area music scene.

Hailing from Oakland, California, Kyle Martin, Scott Goodrich, and Travis Pacheco have [...]

By |March 16, 2016|Comments Off on Daydream premieres new EP, ‘Promise You’

Kristin Kontrol releases first single “X-Communicate”

At the end of January, the Dum Dum Girls Facebook page quietly changed names to Kristin Kontrol with little more than a message from DDG leader Dee Dee/Kristin Welchez. Now, more [...]

By |March 10, 2016|Comments Off on Kristin Kontrol releases first single “X-Communicate”
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    Luke Sweeney puts out somber, glam single “Red Hot Demands”

Luke Sweeney puts out somber, glam single “Red Hot Demands”

Luke Sweeney (Photo: Victoria Smith)

The last time we heard from Luke Sweeney was when he played at our December show at El Rio. The seasons have changed, with holidays [...]

By |March 10, 2016|Comments Off on Luke Sweeney puts out somber, glam single “Red Hot Demands”
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    Foxtails Brigade releases dynamic single, “Nun But The Lost”

Foxtails Brigade releases dynamic single, “Nun But The Lost”

Ever since my happenstance encounter with Oakland's Foxtails Brigade at Awaken Café a few months ago, I have been a big fan. Today the unconventional indie-pop band releases their second [...]

By |March 10, 2016|Comments Off on Foxtails Brigade releases dynamic single, “Nun But The Lost”
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    The Pleasure Routine release psychedelic single “Walk the Dog (Backwards)”

The Pleasure Routine release psychedelic single “Walk the Dog (Backwards)”

The Pleasure Routine's pleasingly full sound isn't accidental: It's made by a band of six people. Based in Oakland, the sextet has rocked its way through the Bay with [...]

By |March 8, 2016|Comments Off on The Pleasure Routine release psychedelic single “Walk the Dog (Backwards)”
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    Bronze to be next subject in ‘Live in San Francisco’ record series

Bronze to be next subject in ‘Live in San Francisco’ record series

Castle Face Records has brought us a handful of great live, local records from the likes of Fuzz and White Fence in the form of their album series Live [...]

By |March 4, 2016|Comments Off on Bronze to be next subject in ‘Live in San Francisco’ record series
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    Get To Know: Superbrat, perhaps the world’s first Baby-Sitters Club concept band

Get To Know: Superbrat, perhaps the world’s first Baby-Sitters Club concept band

Superbrat is an Alameda/Los Angeles band who writes "pop tunes based on the Baby-Sitters Club books." Yes, it's true, they are kind of a Baby-Sitters Club tribute band, (if [...]

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    Lift up the Monday blues with Tancred’s latest single “Bed Case”

Lift up the Monday blues with Tancred’s latest single “Bed Case”

Tancred (Photo by Chloe Aftel)

There's a 1% chance that Tancred's new record Out of the Garden is all a beautiful April Fool's joke. It's just what happens with releases slated to come out [...]

By |February 29, 2016|Comments Off on Lift up the Monday blues with Tancred’s latest single “Bed Case”

Premiere: Toner, “Peasant Dreams”

Oakland band Toner, which began as a solo recording of project of Samuelito Cruz, has had a brief, yet prolific existence, with an EP and LP already under their [...]

By |February 29, 2016|2 Comments

Meernaa – “10/9”

One of Oakland's newest dreamy pop outfits, Meernaa, has just shared a new track, "10/9" ahead of a pair of February shows. As we learned on their debut, Meernaa's [...]

By |February 24, 2016|Comments Off on Meernaa – “10/9”
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    Burnt Palms release new LP ‘Back On My Wall’, video for “Last Time”

Burnt Palms release new LP ‘Back On My Wall’, video for “Last Time”

Seaside, California-based quartet Burnt Palms have released their third studio album. Back On My Wall is out now on We Were Never Being Boring. The Limited Edition 12-inch black [...]

By |February 17, 2016|Comments Off on Burnt Palms release new LP ‘Back On My Wall’, video for “Last Time”

Get To Know: Odd Hope

Odd Hope, which began as a home recording project of Oakland's Tim Tinderholt, just released their debut vinyl single on Fruits and Flowers Records that is an incredible first [...]

By |February 17, 2016|Comments Off on Get To Know: Odd Hope