Premiere: “The Mighty Echo” by the Family Crest

Of the thousands of new songs that have come across my desk in the past few months, few have been so surprisingly grand as The Family Crest's newest track, [...]

By |April 4, 2018|Comments Off on Premiere: “The Mighty Echo” by the Family Crest
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    East Bay rapper Zion I releases ‘Tonite Show’ with DJ Fresh

East Bay rapper Zion I releases ‘Tonite Show’ with DJ Fresh

East Bay rapper Baba Zumbi — also known as Zion I — recently released a new record with Los Angeles producer DJ Fresh. The duo recorded the 10-track [...]

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Premiere: Brian Belknap is “Bearing Witness”

If you've ever taken public transit in San Francisco, you've almost certainly seen one-man band Brian Belknap doing his "broke-down folk, junk-country blues, and gut-bucket gospel" thing. He's taken [...]

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Video Premiere: Swiftumz, “Game Six”

Swiftumz released a 7" single "Game Six" on Fruits and Flowers late last year, and today we're pleased to share the accompanying visuals for "Game Six," shot and directed [...]

By |March 30, 2018|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Swiftumz, “Game Six”
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    Dive into rare Icelandic grooves on DJ Platurn’s “Breaking the Ice”

Dive into rare Icelandic grooves on DJ Platurn’s “Breaking the Ice”

As a DJ for more than 20 years, Oakland's Platurn has a way of transporting his audiences to multiple corners of the globe and various eras through his deep [...]

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The Pendletons are wishing they can “Funk Forever”

Together, E Da Boss (of Myron and E on Stone's Throw) and Trailer Limon make up the Pendletons — a boogie-funk and modern soul project. Two years ago, they [...]

By |March 22, 2018|Comments Off on The Pendletons are wishing they can “Funk Forever”
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    Kat Robichaud’s “Song for David Bowie” is a tear-jerking tribute

Kat Robichaud’s “Song for David Bowie” is a tear-jerking tribute

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For anyone who loved Major Tom, this song rings about as true as it gets. From the first feeling of being radically accepted by David Bowie's music, [...]

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Flour Flour release new single “Become Animal”

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Berkeley alt-pop natives Flour Flour (Brian Baughn and Philip Wright) took the idea of exploring how animals see the world to create their latest single, [...]

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Spooky Mansion share “Torture” from forthcoming LP

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San Francisco's Spooky Mansion are back with a brand-new track "Torture" off their forthcoming LP Alright. As usual, the track is dominated by Grayson Converse's impassioned wails [...]

By |March 20, 2018|Comments Off on Spooky Mansion share “Torture” from forthcoming LP

Kid Queen premiere two new singles

This past Monday, indie pop project Kid Queen released two new tracks in advance of their showcase at SXSW. If you love Florence and the Machine and Blood Orange, [...]

By |March 19, 2018|Comments Off on Kid Queen premiere two new singles
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    Premiere: Van Goat’s swing-punk “Willie the Weeper” electrifies

Premiere: Van Goat’s swing-punk “Willie the Weeper” electrifies

Van Goat is making a name for itself as one of San Francisco's funnest bands. Their newest release, "Willie the Weeper," a ska-styled swing-punk take on the classic tune, [...]

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    Hear new rock and roll from Vinyl Spectrum with “She Has a Wall”

Hear new rock and roll from Vinyl Spectrum with “She Has a Wall”

Vinyl Spectrum is kicking off 2018 with their new single, “She Has a Wall.” The San Francisco band has a reputation for successfully navigating many different music genres and [...]

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