Unstrung releases 'Sucking Fun In The Fucking Sun' EP

Unstrung is three-quarters of the band Mud Mouth, which disbanded when one of its members "had a nervous breakdown." Unstrung's Alex Petralia tells me the band is "growing up" [...]

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Wreck and Reference released 'No Content' 7" in May

Sacramento's Wreck and Reference dropped a new 7-inch "No Content" (stylized CONTENT) on SF label The Flenser back in May. The album's two tracks, "Absurdities & Echoes" and "Abhorrence", [...]

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Tree covers "Karma Police" — EP out now on R&S Records

About a year ago Oliver Tree Nickell, aka Tree, was a student at SF State and a self-proclaimed "SoundCloud kid" when R&S Records founder Renaat Vandepapeliere discovered his SoundCloud [...]

By |August 19, 2013|1 Comment
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    Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Steel Cranes, Sam Flax, Pond, Pelican, Yung Lean)

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Steel Cranes, Sam Flax, Pond, Pelican, Yung Lean)

Jason: After hearing "Boat Song", the lead single off Steel Cranes' upcoming debut LP Ouroboros, I was hooked by their heavy as all get-out sound. Now, the Oakland duo [...]

By |August 16, 2013|Comments Off on Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Steel Cranes, Sam Flax, Pond, Pelican, Yung Lean)
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    Video: The Dodos perform new song "The Ocean" at Tiny Telephone with Yours Truly

Video: The Dodos perform new song "The Ocean" at Tiny Telephone with Yours Truly

The Dodos & Magik*Magik Orchestra "The Ocean" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

The Dodos are ramping up for the release of their fifth album and Polyvinyl debut, Carrier, out [...]

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Fuzz City releases second annual 'Summer of Fuzz' cassette

Flying under the radar earlier this summer was the second installment in Fuzz City Records' Summer of Fuzz compilation series, released exclusively on cassette back on June 10. As [...]

By |August 15, 2013|Comments Off on Fuzz City releases second annual 'Summer of Fuzz' cassette

Midnight North releases debut LP 'End of the Night'

Midnight North, the band formerly known as Grahame Lesh and Friends, recently released their debut LP under their new moniker, End of the Night. Led by Lesh (yes, his [...]

By |August 14, 2013|Comments Off on Midnight North releases debut LP 'End of the Night'

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