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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 [...]

By |February 23, 2015|Comments Off on Planes of Satori releases eponymous LP on Germany’s Who Can You Trust? Records

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”

Swervedriver to fill Great American Music Hall in March

Swervedriver are playing at The Great American Music Hall on March 6, four days after they release I Wasn't Born to Lose You, their first album in 17 years. They are [...]

By |February 19, 2015|1 Comment

The Strange Land releases cassette under new name

One of our favorite up-and-coming bands of 2014, Michael & the Strange Land, has dropped the "Michael &" and are now simply The Strange Land. They've already released a [...]

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Nudity announces new album, comes to the Bay

Olympia-based Nudity is rolling through the Bay Area this weekend and bringing some pretty heavy new songs along with them. Their upcoming LP Astronomicon is full of psychedelic rock [...]

By |February 18, 2015|Comments Off on Nudity announces new album, comes to the Bay

Premiere: Teal – “Moving Out”

Teal is a new solo project from Santa Rosa's James Rogers, who also mans the drums for Creative Adult. With Teal, Rogers has crafted a sound that refreshingly avoids [...]

By |February 18, 2015|1 Comment

Oakland’s Crush joins Mayfly Records

(cover art by Stacie Willoughby)

Mayfly Records, a label based out of Cleveland, have made a name for themselves curating the first releases of bands like Code Orange and Pianos Become [...]

By |February 17, 2015|Comments Off on Oakland’s Crush joins Mayfly Records

POW! announces new LP, out on April 6th

San Francisco local synth punk band POW! is back with a sophomore LP Fight Fire out on Castle Face Records on April 6th. The group emerged in early 2014 [...]

By |February 17, 2015|Comments Off on POW! announces new LP, out on April 6th
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    Win tickets to see Kirpatrick Thomas, Jordannah Elizabeth at Hotel Utah

Win tickets to see Kirpatrick Thomas, Jordannah Elizabeth at Hotel Utah

A night filled with psychedelic music, enticing visuals, and a film screening: what else could you want?

Join local artists, Kirpatrick Thomas of Spindrift, and the California Raga Association for [...]

By |February 16, 2015|1 Comment

Premiere: Idea the Artist – “The Ceiling”

 
"The Ceiling," the first taste of Idea the Artist's upcoming record The Sea Floor, begins with a mantra-like vocal loop. Halfway through the song, however, that loop is overtaken by a thudding, [...]

By |February 16, 2015|1 Comment

Father/Daughter returns with ‘Faux Real II’

Miss Father/Daughter Records' limited-edition Record Store Day release, Faux Real, last year? You're in luck, because this year, they're coming back with a volume two.

The track listing for this [...]

By |February 16, 2015|Comments Off on Father/Daughter returns with ‘Faux Real II’

Premiere: Sea Dramas – “Maker of Heart”

One of my favorite bands of 2013, Sea Dramas, is back with a new LP, Beware the Ephemeral, and we're pleased to give you the first listen with the [...]

By |February 13, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: Sea Dramas – “Maker of Heart”