Painted Palms release new single, "Forever"

Just a few weeks ago, San Francisco group Painted Palms released their newest single "Forever" off of their forthcoming full-length album of the same name. The new song comes just after [...]

By |December 2, 2013|Comments Off on Painted Palms release new single, "Forever"

Interview: Getting to know Oakland band Bells Atlas

Oakland's Bells Atlas released their strong debut LP earlier this year to pretty decent acclaim for an independent release from a previously "un-googleable" band. Saturday night, they're opening for [...]

By |November 27, 2013|Comments Off on Interview: Getting to know Oakland band Bells Atlas

Video: Kitten Grenade – "Gray"

Last month, San Francisco ukulelist Kitten Grenade, (aka Katelyn Sullivan), released a video for the track "Grey," the first single from her upcoming EP, which will come out on [...]

By |November 27, 2013|Comments Off on Video: Kitten Grenade – "Gray"

'I Need You Bad' – The Live Show! (win tickets!)

A little over a month ago, Polyvinyl Records announced the release of its garage rock compilation I Need You Bad, a sonic snapshot of the local garage rock scene. Curated by Sonny Smith [...]

By |November 26, 2013|Comments Off on 'I Need You Bad' – The Live Show! (win tickets!)

Premiere: stream two new soulful albums from Quinn DeVeaux

As previously mentioned, Oakland's own Quinn DeVeaux has put together two new full-length albums (that's right, TWO). The first, Late Night Drive, is an easygoing solo endeavor, stripped down [...]

By |November 26, 2013|Comments Off on Premiere: stream two new soulful albums from Quinn DeVeaux
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    Interview: Emily Jane White releases new album, "Blood Lines"

Interview: Emily Jane White releases new album, "Blood Lines"

Almost three full years after her last album was released in Europe (it was released in the states over a year later), Gothic songstress Emily Jane White has returned [...]

By |November 26, 2013|Comments Off on Interview: Emily Jane White releases new album, "Blood Lines"

Pat Thomas of Cool Ghouls releases solo EP

Last week, Pat Thomas, bassist, singer, and songwriter for Cool Ghouls premiered "Not Right Now", the first single from his debut solo EP Coasters Riding in the Air. Pat [...]

By |November 25, 2013|Comments Off on Pat Thomas of Cool Ghouls releases solo EP
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    Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Yo La Tengo, FWY!, The Tallest Man On Earth, Majical Cloudz)

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Yo La Tengo, FWY!, The Tallest Man On Earth, Majical Cloudz)

Ben: Yo La Tengo recently released a deluxe edition of the terrific Fade, adding a bunch of B-sides and outtakes to one of my favorite albums from 2013. Normally, [...]

By |November 22, 2013|2 Comments
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    RNB Millionaires – "You Know" (ft. Andre Martel & Sad Andy)

RNB Millionaires – "You Know" (ft. Andre Martel & Sad Andy)

West Oakland's RNB Millionaires just dropped a syrupy one-off track "You Know" with their pals Andre Martel (of LA's Shadowrunners) and autotune whiz-kid Sad Andy. RNB Millionaires, a duo [...]

By |November 21, 2013|Comments Off on RNB Millionaires – "You Know" (ft. Andre Martel & Sad Andy)

Video: A-1 – "Summertime Sadness"

Last week, Stereogum premiered A-1's video for his Ryan Hemsworth-produced "Summertime Sadness". Set in a San Francisco Victorian, the scene appears to be, well, a little hotter than your [...]

By |November 21, 2013|Comments Off on Video: A-1 – "Summertime Sadness"

MondreM.A.N. drops his solo debut 'They Say I Struggle Rap'

MondreM.A.N., half of the East Bay cloud rap duo Main Attrakionz, dropped his debut solo album last week on SF label SWTBRDS. It's called They Say I Struggle Rap, [...]

By |November 20, 2013|Comments Off on MondreM.A.N. drops his solo debut 'They Say I Struggle Rap'
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    Mark Kozelek, Marissa Nadler, & more on 826 Valencia benefit album

Mark Kozelek, Marissa Nadler, & more on 826 Valencia benefit album

A slew of indie-rock artists led by Mark Kozelek, Marissa Nadler, and Maps and Atlases have teamed up with 826 Valencia, to create You Be My Heart, a benefit [...]

By |November 20, 2013|Comments Off on Mark Kozelek, Marissa Nadler, & more on 826 Valencia benefit album