Video: The Mantles – “Memory”

The Mantles have a new 7" out on December 2 via Slumberland Records, entitled Memory. The title track from the 7" debuted yesterday in video form via Impose.

This new [...]

By |October 28, 2014|Comments Off on Video: The Mantles – “Memory”
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    Premiere: Blood Sister pays homage to ’80s cult flick in video for “Ghost Twin”

Premiere: Blood Sister pays homage to ’80s cult flick in video for “Ghost Twin”

"You wanna know who and what I am?" asks a heavily-made up woman with a vacant stare in her blurred, VHS-quality eyes. "I'm a killer."

Fair enough. You've chosen homicide [...]

By |October 27, 2014|Comments Off on Premiere: Blood Sister pays homage to ’80s cult flick in video for “Ghost Twin”

Monster Rally & Jay Stone share “Cognac,” LP on the way

LA instrumental hip-hop producer Monster Rally has teamed up with Oakland MC's Jay Stone and Brandon Rayson on the track "Cognac", and let's just say this collaboration has me [...]

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Mark Kozelek releases a pair of…divergent songs

The Bay Area's crankiest folk singer and Pitchfork's favorite clickbaiter this side of Pharrell, Mark Kozelek, has had a whirlwind last couple of weeks, as we told you about [...]

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Premiere: Stream The Tropics’ new EP ‘Wind House’

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The Tropics have been on a video rampage of late, dropping shorts for two tracks off their forthcoming EP Wind House – first for "Sons & [...]

By |October 23, 2014|Comments Off on Premiere: Stream The Tropics’ new EP ‘Wind House’
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    Julia Lewis – “You Were My First Love” ft. Saint Tiimbre

Julia Lewis – “You Were My First Love” ft. Saint Tiimbre

From San Francisco producer Julia Lewis (aka Benjamin Failk) comes a new track “You Were My First Love”, featuring Saint Tiimbre, a collective comprised of Amp Live (of [...]

By |October 16, 2014|Comments Off on Julia Lewis – “You Were My First Love” ft. Saint Tiimbre
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    Taxes releasing ‘It Never Ends’, play shows at Slim’s and Bottom of the Hill (UPDATE: stream the whole album via Bandcamp)

Taxes releasing ‘It Never Ends’, play shows at Slim’s and Bottom of the Hill (UPDATE: stream the whole album via Bandcamp)

It's pretty clear from the opening lines of Taxes’ press bio that frontman Robby Cronholm isn't interested in letting anything distract from the music – especially not something like, [...]

By |October 14, 2014|Comments Off on Taxes releasing ‘It Never Ends’, play shows at Slim’s and Bottom of the Hill (UPDATE: stream the whole album via Bandcamp)
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    Front Country’s ‘Sake of the Sound’ release party at Slim’s next month

Front Country’s ‘Sake of the Sound’ release party at Slim’s next month

On the title track to their debut LP Sake of the Sound, Front Country's Melody Walker sings of the healing power of music ("When it hits you, you gonna [...]

By |October 13, 2014|1 Comment
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    William Ryan Fritch releases ‘Heavy’ EP, Death Blues’ ‘Ensemble’

William Ryan Fritch releases ‘Heavy’ EP, Death Blues’ ‘Ensemble’

Music writers – including yours truly – throw around the words epic, ethereal, and soundscape quite a bit. Anything that's somewhat amorphous and presents an aura of openness and [...]

By |October 9, 2014|Comments Off on William Ryan Fritch releases ‘Heavy’ EP, Death Blues’ ‘Ensemble’

Useless Eaters stream new album Bleeding Moon

SF-via-Memphis' Useless Eaters are sharing their latest (and highly-anticipated) LP, Bleeding Moon, streaming now on Wondering Sound. Check out the most recent single and crowd favorite, "American Cars," below.

Out [...]

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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”