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    Tabernacle shares ‘Selections,’ opens for Flock of Dimes tomorrow

Tabernacle shares ‘Selections,’ opens for Flock of Dimes tomorrow

Photo: Katherine Sevin Sheehan

Oakland's Andrew Simmons, aka Tabernacle, recently compiled several loose singles he's been sitting on into a cohesive album he's calling Selections. Simmons is at his best [...]

By |October 17, 2016|Comments Off on Tabernacle shares ‘Selections,’ opens for Flock of Dimes tomorrow

Cloud Nothings announce album, play Oakland next month

It’s been two years since Cloud Nothings released their pop-infused headbanger of a longplayer: Here and Nowhere Else. I fell hard for that record but came to it after [...]

By |October 14, 2016|Comments Off on Cloud Nothings announce album, play Oakland next month
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    Premiere: Feral Ohms showcases raw, heavy psych on new live album

Premiere: Feral Ohms showcases raw, heavy psych on new live album

Between the above picture of Ethan Miller in his element, and the killer song included below, any words spent describing the ferocity of Oakland heavy psych trio Feral Ohms [...]

By |October 12, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Feral Ohms showcases raw, heavy psych on new live album

Blossom share new LP ‘Pure Love’ for the first time

The San Francisco band Blossom has been sitting on their new LP, Pure Love, for a while now, debating endlessly when they should share it. Well, today is the [...]

By |October 6, 2016|Comments Off on Blossom share new LP ‘Pure Love’ for the first time
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    Premiere: Listen to Light Fantastic’s dreamy new album ‘Out of View’

Premiere: Listen to Light Fantastic’s dreamy new album ‘Out of View’

Even without learning that Light Fantastic is a San Francisco band, Out of View feels unmistakably like a Northern California album. The group's sound is equal parts jangly surf-rock [...]

By |October 6, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Listen to Light Fantastic’s dreamy new album ‘Out of View’
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    Video Premiere: Get to know Poor Things in “I’m Just Here”

Video Premiere: Get to know Poor Things in “I’m Just Here”

Last week San Francisco's Poor Things premiered their debut EP, Bad Cursive, over on DoTheBay. Officially out today on Gaylord's Party Music, Bad Cursive is bedroom pop done right. [...]

By |October 3, 2016|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Get to know Poor Things in “I’m Just Here”
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    Listen to Jay Stone’s music from ‘Morris From America’

Listen to Jay Stone’s music from ‘Morris From America’

Jay Stone released one of my favorite albums in 2015, the collaborative project with Monster Rally, Foreign Pedestrians. We haven't heard a great deal from him since, but earlier [...]

By |September 30, 2016|Comments Off on Listen to Jay Stone’s music from ‘Morris From America’
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    Taylor Vick releases folky, heartfelt debut under moniker Boy Scouts

Taylor Vick releases folky, heartfelt debut under moniker Boy Scouts

In the early 2000s, Apple debuted Garageband, and forever changed the relationship between recording artists and the 'studio.' Breaking down the costly barriers between DIY artists and spaces to capture [...]

By |September 29, 2016|Comments Off on Taylor Vick releases folky, heartfelt debut under moniker Boy Scouts

Premiere: The Nopes to release noisy, relentless debut LP

Although they only released their first EP this time last year, The Nopes are already back with a 12- song LP. The Jack Shirley-produced Never Heard of It sees the [...]

By |September 23, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: The Nopes to release noisy, relentless debut LP

Video Premiere: Beekeepers, “Game Over”

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After taking a brief hiatus over the last year, Oakland trio Beekeepers released their debut proper album last month, Varroa Mites on Vacant Stare.

Beekeepers are [...]

By |September 15, 2016|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Beekeepers, “Game Over”

Video Premiere: 1988 – “Feria”

Oakland's 1988 caught our ear with their spooky, distorted, synth-heavy pop. 1988's Luis Gutierrez tells me they've been working on a ton of material, and luckily they've asked us [...]

By |September 14, 2016|Comments Off on Video Premiere: 1988 – “Feria”

Madeline Kenney covers Arthur Russell for non•market comp

Man, has it really just been a year since we first told you about Madeline Kenney? She's released a steady stream of material since then, and each release seems [...]

By |September 9, 2016|Comments Off on Madeline Kenney covers Arthur Russell for non•market comp