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    Wax Roof’s “Poseidon” is an oceanic love jam featuring Rexx Life Raj, Jay Prince and Manasseh

Wax Roof’s “Poseidon” is an oceanic love jam featuring Rexx Life Raj, Jay Prince and Manasseh

Wax Roof is an Oakland multi-instrumentalist that has blessed some of the Bay Area's most treasured records with his simplified, yet soulful vibe. Turning hip-hop and jazz concepts into [...]

By |July 12, 2019|Comments Off on Wax Roof’s “Poseidon” is an oceanic love jam featuring Rexx Life Raj, Jay Prince and Manasseh
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    Nanosaur + Jay Casio got the drip in video for new single, “Fountain”

Nanosaur + Jay Casio got the drip in video for new single, “Fountain”

Photo by @wheres.wables

Jay Casio has tried to forge a new identity since going solo from his initial outfit, one-half of Oakland party rappers RnB Millionaires. In 2014, the autotuned [...]

By |July 12, 2019|Comments Off on Nanosaur + Jay Casio got the drip in video for new single, “Fountain”
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    Mistah FAB delivers a summer’s worth of bangers on “Hella Ratchet 2” mixtape

Mistah FAB delivers a summer’s worth of bangers on “Hella Ratchet 2” mixtape

Fabby Davis Jr., Mr. Dope Era -- When he's not sitting court side at Golden State Warriors games or running his merch shop in downtown Oakland, Mistah FAB stays [...]

By |July 5, 2019|Comments Off on Mistah FAB delivers a summer’s worth of bangers on “Hella Ratchet 2” mixtape
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    Bobbing charts frenetic, delightful waters on ‘Thank You For Singing To Me’

Bobbing charts frenetic, delightful waters on ‘Thank You For Singing To Me’

(photo: Maddie Deutsch)

Bobbing's Robert Luisi Ross sits on the Thank You For Singing To Me album cover in cartoon form, surrounded by both lush greenery and guitar pedals. This [...]

By |July 2, 2019|Comments Off on Bobbing charts frenetic, delightful waters on ‘Thank You For Singing To Me’
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    Nate Mercereau celebrates “Joy Techniques” album release on July 20

Nate Mercereau celebrates “Joy Techniques” album release on July 20

Nate Mercereau is a virtuoso composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who left San Francisco and headed to Los Angeles where he contributed his talents to records with Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, [...]

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Premiere: Sunset Lines: “Smoke Signals”

Sunset Lines’s latest single starts with a bang, with lead singer Liz Brooks boldly announcing that she has “big plans to get fucked up.” “Smoke Signals” is a groovy, [...]

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Brijean releases single “Walkie Talkie” off new album

Earlier this week, Brijean released the single “Walkie Talkie” off their first album of the same name and lordy, it’s a tune that’s hard to get out of your [...]

By |June 7, 2019|Comments Off on Brijean releases single “Walkie Talkie” off new album
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    Seablite announce new album ‘Grass Stains and Novocaine’

Seablite announce new album ‘Grass Stains and Novocaine’

Seablite are a four-piece dream-pop band hailing from San Francisco, bringing a bouncy fusion of My Bloody Valentine-esque shoegaze and West Coast garage rock. Their latest release, “There Were [...]

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Neutrals announce debut album ‘Kebab Disco’

If you played me Neutrals' latest release, “Hate the Summer of Love,” it would be difficult to place it in any specific time. Like post-punk acts of the '80s, [...]

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    Waterstrider’s new single “Way Out” another nice sip off new EP

Waterstrider’s new single “Way Out” another nice sip off new EP

Waterstrider just released another single off their upcoming EP of the same name. “Way Out” is a more bass-heavy track than previous release “Breed,” which embalmed listeners in a [...]

By |May 17, 2019|Comments Off on Waterstrider’s new single “Way Out” another nice sip off new EP

Makeunder return with “Promethean Heat”

I literally said "Whoa!" out loud when this came barreling through my garage-sale-sourced speakers. Though he's been an Oakland fixture since the earlier part of this decade, I'm mostly [...]

By |May 16, 2019|Comments Off on Makeunder return with “Promethean Heat”

Shutups come through heavy with “Cement Hands”

Off the heels of “Yellowjacket," here comes Shutups with “Cement Hands,” the second single from their upcoming Every Day I'm Less Zen album.

With the release of the new single, [...]

By |May 16, 2019|Comments Off on Shutups come through heavy with “Cement Hands”