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    Premiere: Listen to Air Surgeon’s “Wardrobe”, off debut EP due on Death Records

Premiere: Listen to Air Surgeon’s “Wardrobe”, off debut EP due on Death Records

San Francisco label Death Records is set to release Air Surgeon’s debut EP this spring. The local pop band is a long time favorite of Death Records – not [...]

By |March 3, 2015|1 Comment

The Return of Sir Lord Von Raven

Six years in the making, it finally arrives! It's the second album from Sir Lord Von Raven, The Age of Machines, and yeah it was worth the wait. Not [...]

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    Sacramento’s So Stressed signs to Meredith Graves’ new label Honor Press

Sacramento’s So Stressed signs to Meredith Graves’ new label Honor Press

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy, ex-Shoppers) recently announced the launch of her new Captured Tracks imprint, Honor Press, and their first band – Sacramento's So Stressed. As far as I know, [...]

Guantanamo Baywatch comes to The Knockout

 
Something about the combination of catchy songwriting and a band's willingness to not take themselves completely serious is objectively cool. Guantanamo Baywatch flaunt both these things, and lucky for [...]

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    Wild Moth announces TWO tours; playing gigs at Thee Parkside and 1-2-3-4 Go!

Wild Moth announces TWO tours; playing gigs at Thee Parkside and 1-2-3-4 Go!

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Wild Moth just announced two tours, one in support of their recently released split with fellow Bay Area post-punk band Creative Adult, and the other presumably [...]

By |February 26, 2015|Comments Off on Wild Moth announces TWO tours; playing gigs at Thee Parkside and 1-2-3-4 Go!

SONG-FREUD: Waterstrider’s “Calliope”

Welcome back to SONG-FREUD, the only music column in the whole world that doubles as a deep cavity search of your favorite Bay Area music. A pro bono psychotherapy session [...]

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    Friends w/o Benefits announce new singles project, rock a Noise Pop happy hour

Friends w/o Benefits announce new singles project, rock a Noise Pop happy hour

In the promo video for their Real Singles Life project, Friends W/O Benefits outlines their plan to release eight new songs over the course of four months, a single [...]

By |February 26, 2015|Comments Off on Friends w/o Benefits announce new singles project, rock a Noise Pop happy hour
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    Premiere & Interview: Listen to Tidelands’ new track “Dog Named Bart” off forthcoming Old Mill Park EP

Premiere & Interview: Listen to Tidelands’ new track “Dog Named Bart” off forthcoming Old Mill Park EP

 
Bay Area duo Tidelands is set to release a new EP, Old Mill Park, on March 3. The new record – the band's first since their 2012 sophomore full-length [...]

By |February 25, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere & Interview: Listen to Tidelands’ new track “Dog Named Bart” off forthcoming Old Mill Park EP
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    Interview: Geographer, philosophy, and Ghost Modern (plus a ticket giveaway!)

Interview: Geographer, philosophy, and Ghost Modern (plus a ticket giveaway!)

With a unique reconciliation between live instrumentation and electronic innovation, Mike Deni of Geographer has forged a name for himself in the Bay Area, becoming one of its most [...]

By |February 25, 2015|3 Comments

RZN8R releases new single; plays Noise Pop 2015

RZN8R has a new single out that epitomizes his distinctive blend of spacey/sexy electro-soul. Called "Feel Free To Be Free," it contains a beat that could fit both a [...]

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The Mantles’ Michael O. releases debut record

Michael O. of Oakland's The Mantles is getting ready for the release of his first solo LP, Really?, on April 28.

Carrying some significant hallmarks of '80s college-radio rock (deep, [...]

By |February 25, 2015|Comments Off on The Mantles’ Michael O. releases debut record
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    Title Fight playing Slim’s next month in support of third LP, Hyperview

Title Fight playing Slim’s next month in support of third LP, Hyperview

 
On the heels of their third LP, Hyperview, Title Fight announced a national tour that brings them to San Francisco on March 13. Hyperview is another chapter in Title Fights [...]

By |February 24, 2015|Comments Off on Title Fight playing Slim’s next month in support of third LP, Hyperview