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    Waterstrider releases “Redwood,” hits the road with Gardens & Villa

Waterstrider releases “Redwood,” hits the road with Gardens & Villa

Berkeley's Waterstrider just released "Redwood", the first single from their upcoming LP due out later this year. The track's gotten some nice attention, including this wonderful review from the [...]

By |February 11, 2014|1 Comment
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    Woolen Men play VACATION SF in support of seven-inch, ‘Quick Trips’

Woolen Men play VACATION SF in support of seven-inch, ‘Quick Trips’

Portland’s the Woolen Men may be the epitome of punk, D.I.Y. sensibility. With a discography that is mainly dominated by self-released tapes and records –– most notable being the [...]

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Video: Brasil – “Stay in Town”

Oakland's Brasil released a video for the track "Stay in Town" off their self-titled LP. The track is a great reminder that Jasper Patrick Leach is an outstanding frontman, [...]

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Doctor Popular releases ‘Destroy All Presets’ LP

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Technology has made it incredibly easy for anyone with a computer to sit down with no musical training and start composing songs. The only problem is that [...]

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Video: Satan Wriders – “Freeway”

Stockton's Satan Wriders recently dropped a video for "Freeway", the first single off their debut LP, Black Eyed Kids. Since we first told you about Satan Wriders last year, [...]

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    Members of Grass Widow announce new project, Bridge Collapse

Members of Grass Widow announce new project, Bridge Collapse

The fearless ladies of San Francisco's Grass Widow have been known for their minimalist post-punk approach to music and impressive array of side projects. In the seven or so [...]

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Premiere: El Terrible’s self-titled EP

El Terrible is a new project fronted by Terry Ashkinos of Fake Your Own Death. El Terrible began when Ashkinos was in Berlin studying the fall of communism in [...]

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Ben Chasny project New Bums releasing debut

New Bums – the new project of Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance and Donovan Quinn of Skygreen Leopards – is set to release its debut album Voices [...]

By |February 6, 2014|1 Comment
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    ‘Giraffage Remixes The-Dream’ available for free download

‘Giraffage Remixes The-Dream’ available for free download

San Francisco producer Giraffage (a.k.a. Charlie Yin) has always been known to chop up smooth R&B samples on his homegrown beats, but today he's taken that skill to the [...]

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Tycho releases first single from new album, tour dates

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Tycho has released the first single from new album Awake, due out March 18 on Ghostly International. "Montana" premiered on Pitchfork last week and makes it [...]

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    Chris Wilson releases new album “It’s Flaming Groovy!”

Chris Wilson releases new album “It’s Flaming Groovy!”

A spawn off of the The Flamin’ Groovies, Chris Wilson has come together with other members and former members of the beloved band for the release of his debut [...]

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NYCE – “Crawl”

I usually don't pass around bedroom recordings, because most of them are, well, not very good. Not the case with NYCE, the project of San Francisco's Ryan Fleming. The [...]

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