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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 [...]

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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 [...]

By |February 25, 2015|Comments Off on RZN8R releases new single; plays Noise Pop 2015

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, [...]

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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 [...]

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Field Medic releases new EP Me, My Gibberish, & the Moon

Field Medic has a new EP out. Titled Me, My Gibberish, & the Moon, the six-song album is full of the heartbreak and existential angst you've come to expect [...]

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Premiere: Makeunder – “What a Lovely Bandsaw!”

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Hamilton Ulmer finds weird ways to sing the blues. The music he creates as Makeunder is both maximalist and brutally raw, full of urgency while simultaneously [...]

By |February 24, 2015|2 Comments

Premiere: Seatraffic – “Spoken Reprise”

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The Seatraffic duo quickly became a favorite at The Bay Bridged by extorting our love for synthy underwater dreamscapes and the most visually stimulating of live shows. [...]

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Never Young EP release show in March

Noisy rock group Never Young is releasing a self-titled EP on San Francisco label Father/Daughter Records, due out March 10th. So far the band has released two singles from [...]

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    Planes of Satori releases eponymous LP on Germany’s Who Can You Trust? Records

Planes of Satori releases eponymous LP on Germany’s Who Can You Trust? Records

 
On Planes of Satori’s Facebook page, the Oakland-based quartet lists their joint interests as "enhancing perception, space, the future," and they all describe their music as "pure light and [...]

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Premiere: Leucrota – “Systematic Violence”

(Cover art by Brandt Robert Burgess)

Leucrota are a brand new band from Santa Cruz, having only just formed in the late fall of 2014; you wouldn't guess that from hearing their [...]

By |February 20, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: Leucrota – “Systematic Violence”