Li Xi to release debut LP ‘Meet Me Somewhere’

I had the pleasure of witnessing Li Xi in their earliest incarnation, back when there were two lead singers and they weren’t called Li Xi.

That was a couple [...]

By |October 9, 2014|Comments Off on Li Xi to release debut LP ‘Meet Me Somewhere’

Video Premiere: Mammoth Life – “Wanna Be Loved”

San Francisco's Mammoth Life produces swelling, dreamy pop sounds, and the video for "Wanna be Loved", which we're pleased to share with you for the first time today, is [...]

By |October 7, 2014|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Mammoth Life – “Wanna Be Loved”
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    Interview: Christopher Owens presents a new, familiar testament

Interview: Christopher Owens presents a new, familiar testament

Those who know Christopher Owens’ story know it well. From his vagabond childhood in The Children of God to his street punk phase in Texas, his decisive move to San Francisco and his drug-fueled [...]

By |September 30, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Christopher Owens presents a new, familiar testament

Marine Life releases debut EP

With nothing but a demo and a handful of shows under their belt, San Francisco's Marine Life just released their debut EP Fool of a Kind on Spain's Elefant [...]

By |September 29, 2014|1 Comment

Joe Bagale – “I CAn’t StAND(we Can’t StOP)”

Making new funk is difficult - it was done so exquisitely years ago, and most attempts to recreate that magic in modern times falls flat. Luckily, Joe Bagale started [...]

By |September 26, 2014|Comments Off on Joe Bagale – “I CAn’t StAND(we Can’t StOP)”

Pablo – “Stoners”

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Just over a year ago, we introduced you to Pablo, who at the time was in Sacramento and had released an absolutely marvelous solo folk album, Loma [...]

By |September 25, 2014|Comments Off on Pablo – “Stoners”

Premiere: Halcyonaire – “Star Eyes”

On their Southwest tour earlier this year, between stops in Phoenix and Three Points, Arizona, Halcyonaire ventured into the Anza-Borrego Desert to collect field recordings for the first ever [...]

By |September 24, 2014|Comments Off on Premiere: Halcyonaire – “Star Eyes”

Get to know: Latitude

San Francisco's Latitude began as a home recording project for Amy Fowler and her husband Joe Armin, singer/songwriter of The Aerosols. Fowler, who also plays keys for The Aerosols, [...]

By |September 24, 2014|1 Comment

The Parmesans release “Flat Baroque”

While their name may imply something totally goofy (and their history of non-sequitir album titles like "Wolf Eggs and "Nature's Burrito" doesn't help), The Parmesans are actually delicate, articulated [...]

By |September 22, 2014|Comments Off on The Parmesans release “Flat Baroque”

Dyllan Hersey – “Too Quick”

Great news! After a brief stint in New Orleans, my favorite local folktress, Marin's Dyllan Hersey, is back in the Bay! She's shared a new track, "Too Quick", over [...]

By |September 18, 2014|Comments Off on Dyllan Hersey – “Too Quick”

Premiere: Psychic Jiu Jitsu – “Dreamachine”

Psychic Jiu Jitsu is: a mix of space and time, an ethereal breath and a psychedelic adventure that will take you back to a more nostalgic and twisted San [...]

By |September 18, 2014|Comments Off on Premiere: Psychic Jiu Jitsu – “Dreamachine”

Get to Know: Terry & Louie and Tuff Break Records

Although you may not know them as "Terry & Louie", Oakland's Terry Six and New Orleans' King Louie Bankston have been working together for a long time. The two [...]

By |September 17, 2014|4 Comments