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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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”
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    Oakland’s Fantastic Negrito wins NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest!

Oakland’s Fantastic Negrito wins NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest!

This just in: NPR announced the winner of their Tiny Desk Contest this morning. Their choice? Oakland's Fantastic Negrito.

While we missed Fantastic Negrito (real name Xavier Dphrepaulezz) in our [...]

By |February 12, 2015|Comments Off on Oakland’s Fantastic Negrito wins NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest!

Premiere: Vows – “Bohemian Baby”

Some Vows can never be broken.

You've heard plenty from guitarist/singer Luke Sweeney lately, but his once-and-future-band Vows have been silent for the better part of the past two years. [...]

By |February 12, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: Vows – “Bohemian Baby”

Try the Pie releases “Domestication”

Try the Pie is the creative brain baby of San Jose’s Bean Kaloni Tupou. Having been involved in an array of local Bay Area projects, including Crabapple and Sourpatch, [...]

By |February 11, 2015|Comments Off on Try the Pie releases “Domestication”

Dr. Dog comes to Oakland in support of new live LP

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Remember when bands used to make live albums? Yeah, didn't think so. Fortunately, Dr. Dog does remember the importance of the live show, a fact well-known to [...]

By |February 9, 2015|Comments Off on Dr. Dog comes to Oakland in support of new live LP