Happy First Birthday Stranded Records!

Oakland's Stranded Records is celebrating its first birthday with a whole mess of cool shit!

Last Saturday, the label hosted SF's very own Michael Beach. Beach plays guitar with [...]

By |August 14, 2013|Comments Off on Happy First Birthday Stranded Records!

Gravys Drop releases 'Gumball' LP

Gravys Drop, a project from Nobunny drummer Billy Grave, released their second LP Gumball back in May, but I sadly didn't stumble onto it until late last month. While [...]

By |August 13, 2013|Comments Off on Gravys Drop releases 'Gumball' LP
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    20 Sided Records dropping new comp, celebrating with four shows presented by The Bay Bridged

20 Sided Records dropping new comp, celebrating with four shows presented by The Bay Bridged

San Francisco's 20 Sided Records will release its fourth compilation on September 3, and the label is celebrating the new album with four – yes, FOUR – release parties [...]

By |August 12, 2013|Comments Off on 20 Sided Records dropping new comp, celebrating with four shows presented by The Bay Bridged
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    Terry Malts announce new LP, release first single "I Was Not There"

Terry Malts announce new LP, release first single "I Was Not There"

San Francisco punk outfit Terry Malts has forced themselves into the hearts of lo-fi garage fan ever since the release of their first recording, a six-track cassette, in 2010. [...]

By |August 9, 2013|Comments Off on Terry Malts announce new LP, release first single "I Was Not There"
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    Kelley Stoltz' new LP 'Double Exposure' due 9/24/13 on Third Man

Kelley Stoltz' new LP 'Double Exposure' due 9/24/13 on Third Man

After releasing his last four albums on indie standard Sub Pop, San Francisco's Kelley Stoltz has made the leap to Jack White's Third Man Records for his next LP [...]

By |August 9, 2013|Comments Off on Kelley Stoltz' new LP 'Double Exposure' due 9/24/13 on Third Man
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    Creepers (Deafheaven, White Cloud) and Glitter Wizard play The Knockout tonight, 8/8/13

Creepers (Deafheaven, White Cloud) and Glitter Wizard play The Knockout tonight, 8/8/13

The heavy psych project from members of White Cloud and Deafheaven, calling themselves Creepers, plays tonight at the Knockout. Last week they celebrated the release of their new 7" [...]

By |August 8, 2013|Comments Off on Creepers (Deafheaven, White Cloud) and Glitter Wizard play The Knockout tonight, 8/8/13

Parmesans release 'Wolf Eggs' LP

The Parmesans have been fairly quiet this year since releasing four EPs over six months at the end of the 2012. It turns out they're ready to break their [...]

By |August 8, 2013|Comments Off on Parmesans release 'Wolf Eggs' LP

DSTVV – "Push Push"

Late last month, DSTVV released the single "Push Push", which is available on Wormhole Records' Compilation Volume One. A look into the "janglegaze" genre (always make sure to see [...]

By |August 7, 2013|Comments Off on DSTVV – "Push Push"

Best of Submissions from just beyond the Bay: Satan Wriders, Pablo, Feed Me Jack, Finite

We have been getting so many great submissions lately, and we thank all of those hardworking musicians for sending their work our way. Most of our submissions come from [...]

By |August 6, 2013|Comments Off on Best of Submissions from just beyond the Bay: Satan Wriders, Pablo, Feed Me Jack, Finite

Part Time kicks off mini tour in SF

San Francisco's synthpop outfit Part Time recently dropped their sophomore LP, PDA, on Mexican Summer, and the record is a push forward for the band, not out of  1980s synth-driven territory [...]

By |August 5, 2013|Comments Off on Part Time kicks off mini tour in SF
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    Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Deer Tick, Moderat, Whirr, The Postal Service)

Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Deer Tick, Moderat, Whirr, The Postal Service)

Jason: I wasn't a huge fan of Deer Tick's last album Divine Providence, with its faster pace and hepped up barroom style of rock and roll. Like many of [...]

By |August 3, 2013|Comments Off on Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Deer Tick, Moderat, Whirr, The Postal Service)
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    Stream Side A of Wild Moth's debut LP 'Over, Again', due 9/17/13

Stream Side A of Wild Moth's debut LP 'Over, Again', due 9/17/13

San Francisco post-punk four-piece Wild Moth will release its full-length debut album Over, Again September 17 on Asian Man Records. Can't wait to hear it? No problem. You can [...]

By |August 1, 2013|Comments Off on Stream Side A of Wild Moth's debut LP 'Over, Again', due 9/17/13