Sink into Versâam’s ‘Pisces Tape II’

In celebration of his birthday and the fact that we’re chest-deep in pisces szn, Berkeley-based beatmaker Ellis Newton, aka Versâam, released a concise, heavily sample-based beat tape last week [...]

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Ben Morrison’s “Old Technology,” new show

Fans of the Brothers Comatose,  brace yourselves for "Old Technology," the new track is the latest from singer/guitarist Ben Morrison. Additionally, Morrison will be performing a solo show at [...]

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    Mikos Da Gawd drops “Alpines,” the first single from his upcoming album ‘Hell Yeah, Brother!’

Mikos Da Gawd drops “Alpines,” the first single from his upcoming album ‘Hell Yeah, Brother!’

The last we heard from Mikos Da Gawd, the Bay Area's go-to producer was flexing his vocal chops on record. Even as an emcee, the Bay Area's go-to producer [...]

By |February 19, 2019|Comments Off on Mikos Da Gawd drops “Alpines,” the first single from his upcoming album ‘Hell Yeah, Brother!’

Spence Koehler strikes out on his own

You can thank Steve Martin for Spence Koehler’s new solo record...kinda.

“I dunno if it’s like...having the space to think about it and let song ideas trickle in, but I [...]

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A wholesome turn-up with More Fatter’s “Yeah You”

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In a world full of heavy, electronic dance tracks, it can be refreshing to turn to something that sounds more organic but doesn't compromise any of the [...]

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Premiere: Jesse Loren Strickman, “Life in a Box”

Today, we're bringing you a first look at the video East Bay songwriter Jesse Loren Strickman's sublime tune, "Life in a Box."

As you might guess from the title, the [...]

By |December 17, 2018|2 Comments
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    Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus are the women of boygenius who outsmarted them all

Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus are the women of boygenius who outsmarted them all

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Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus booked a tour together before they formed the new indie rock band boygenius.

It’s not the typical order of events, but [...]

By |November 20, 2018|Comments Off on Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus are the women of boygenius who outsmarted them all
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    Julia Lewis, Rexx Life Raj are straight ridiculous on new single “Outta Pocket”

Julia Lewis, Rexx Life Raj are straight ridiculous on new single “Outta Pocket”

As a producer, Julia Lewis is known for his uber intricate, vibey productions oft employed by the local rap conglomerate searching for a more sophisticated sound. But add long-time [...]

By |November 16, 2018|Comments Off on Julia Lewis, Rexx Life Raj are straight ridiculous on new single “Outta Pocket”

SPELLLING announces new album, ‘Mazy Fly’

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Oakland's SPELLLING has a new home on Sacred Bones. Soon (yes, February is soon now), she'll be releasing her second full-length, Mazy Fly, on the respected Brooklyn [...]

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Premiere: Jay Stone and his mind are ‘Calibrating…’

When "Flying Monkeys" first came across our desks, we were hooked on to Jay Stone's ruminations and the classically hip-hop sound anchored by producer Micah Aza's soul-sampling. The single [...]

By |October 31, 2018|Comments Off on Premiere: Jay Stone and his mind are ‘Calibrating…’
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    Tia Nomore, MVCK, Bruh From Last Night release new drip, “Waterfalls” ahead of collab project

Tia Nomore, MVCK, Bruh From Last Night release new drip, “Waterfalls” ahead of collab project

Tia Nomore, MVCK, and Bruh From Last Night have been spending long days and nights in the lab cooking up bangers and we're finally hearing the fruits of their [...]

By |October 22, 2018|Comments Off on Tia Nomore, MVCK, Bruh From Last Night release new drip, “Waterfalls” ahead of collab project
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    SYML shares new single “Clean Eyes” with his sights set on debut album

SYML shares new single “Clean Eyes” with his sights set on debut album

Washington artist Brian Fennell, whose solo project goes by the name SYML, admits he has the “ugly trait” of being cynical while his wife holds a brighter outlook.

SYML sings [...]

By |October 16, 2018|Comments Off on SYML shares new single “Clean Eyes” with his sights set on debut album