SF's Echo and Maw release new single, "Float Away"

With the newest single off of their up-and-coming debut album E V E R G R E E N, Echo and Maw are looking to take San Francisco into rarely [...]

By |January 23, 2014|Comments Off on SF's Echo and Maw release new single, "Float Away"

Q&A: Niilo Smeds of Dim Peaks talks debut album

California's Dim Peaks released its debut album, Time of Joy, on Gold Robot Records in September. Led by guitarist/vocalist Niilo Smeds, the band's current roster includes Tomas Galvan, Russell [...]

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Video: POW! – "Hi-Tech Boom"

Hannah Lew directed this clip for "Hi-Tech Boom," the title track from POW!'s debut LP. The record's out now on Castle Face Records, and the band is performing tonight [...]

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Come see Big Tits take on Warm Soda

Days after announcing the March 11 release of Warm Soda's sophomore LP, Young Reckless Hearts, Matthew Melton prescribed us with a dose of sugary pop in the form of [...]

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FUZZ and CCR Headcleaner release new split seven-inch

In the newest edition of Famous Class Records’ “Less Artists More Condos”  7” split series, the label brings #10 with San Francisco groups FUZZ (which includes former Bay Area [...]

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Jessy Lanza to headline an evening of electronic R&B

Jessy Lanza, the ethereal electro R&B specter behind Pull My Hair Back  (out last year via Hyperdub) will be haunting Amnesia this Saturday as the headliner of the 15th Pro [...]

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Forlove – 'Holding Open' EP

Photo credit: Krescent Carasso

Forlove is the solo project of Animal Friend singer/keyboardist Jasper Speicher. Although Animal Friend is definitely influenced by electronic music, Speicher takes those elements even further [...]

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Premiere: Split Screens – "Close Your Eyes"

San Francisco's Split Screens, the band led by talented multi-instrumentalist Jesse Cafiero, created a distinct, dreamy laid-back vibe on their 2012 debut self-titled EP. Since the release, Split Screens [...]

By |January 17, 2014|Comments Off on Premiere: Split Screens – "Close Your Eyes"
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    Play It Cool: Avalon Emerson releasing debut 12" at Public Works

Play It Cool: Avalon Emerson releasing debut 12" at Public Works

Photo: J Astra Brinkmann

When San Francisco-based producer Avalon Emerson isn't busy developing code, she can often be caught DJing at late-night dance parties around the Bay Area. One of [...]

By |January 16, 2014|Comments Off on Play It Cool: Avalon Emerson releasing debut 12" at Public Works

bAd bAd – "Problem Now/Leonel"

Everyone knows garage rock is "over", but what about "TURKISH SURF PUNK MARIACHIS"? That somewhat audacious description was my introduction to San Francisco's bAd bAd. Incredibly, about one minute [...]

By |January 15, 2014|3 Comments

Video Premiere & Giveaway: Big Tree – "Like a Fool"

Berkeley quintet Big Tree has continuously released great folk-influenced pop music since they moved to the Bay in 2012, and today we're happy to share with you their new [...]

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Rich Girls to play debut show at the Make-Out Room

Following the release of their debut album The One I Want this past November, Rich Girls, the solo project of former The Blacks front-woman Luisa Black, will be playing [...]

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