Shortcircles announces debut LP and releases first single

After two EPs in 2012 and plenty of blog buzz surrounding Shortcircles’ web releases, the Bay Area bummer pop artist is ready to drop his debut LP, Between Waves, [...]

By |June 20, 2013|Comments Off on Shortcircles announces debut LP and releases first single
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    Everyone Is Dirty – "California" (playing The Night Light)

Everyone Is Dirty – "California" (playing The Night Light)

Remember when we told you about Converse giving away free studio time to emerging Bay Area artists? We're starting to see more and more new music and videos as [...]

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    Antwon releases collaborations with Nature Boys and Kerry McCoy of Deafheaven

Antwon releases collaborations with Nature Boys and Kerry McCoy of Deafheaven

San Jose's Antwon has no doubt had a hell of a year, leading to a major festival appearances at FYF Fest in LA, Musicfest NW in Portland, and the [...]

By |June 19, 2013|Comments Off on Antwon releases collaborations with Nature Boys and Kerry McCoy of Deafheaven
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    "No Shelter" from Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival performers, Blouse

"No Shelter" from Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival performers, Blouse

Portland's dreamy quartet Blouse promised a new album this fall, and in turn has finally released the first single off of said album: "No Shelter."

The reverb orbiting Charlie Hilton's [...]

By |June 18, 2013|Comments Off on "No Shelter" from Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival performers, Blouse

Video: Sugar Candy Mountain – "Soak Up The City"

Sugar Candy Mountain just released a video for "Soak Up The City" off their forthcoming Saudade Love LP. The track was written by frontman Will Halsey and local favorite [...]

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Surf Club's "Reverie" featured in IBA World Tour highlight video

Photo: Claude Cardenas

Stockton's Surf Club has been a favorite around here recently, so much so that they garnered a spot in our Phono del Sol 2013 lineup. A couple [...]

By |June 14, 2013|Comments Off on Surf Club's "Reverie" featured in IBA World Tour highlight video

The Mallard Announce New LP, release "Iceberg"

It's been two months since front woman Greer McGettrick pulled the plug on her post-punk project The Mallard, admitting her disenchantment with music and also cushioning the blow with [...]

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Bells Atlas to release debut LP, release show at New Parish

East Bay band Bells Atlas is releasing its self-titled debut LP this week, and they're celebrating with a release show at the New Parish. We mentioned Bells Atlas a [...]

By |June 13, 2013|Comments Off on Bells Atlas to release debut LP, release show at New Parish
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    Wires on Fire (PAPA, GIRLS, Queens of the Stone Age) return with new tracks

Wires on Fire (PAPA, GIRLS, Queens of the Stone Age) return with new tracks

In 2004, Wires on Fire formed in Los Angeles -- and released an EP, an LP, and then pretty much fell off the map. Brothers Darren and Evan Weiss [...]

By |June 11, 2013|Comments Off on Wires on Fire (PAPA, GIRLS, Queens of the Stone Age) return with new tracks
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    Joseph Childress to release 'The Rebirths' on Empty Cellar, 8/20/13

Joseph Childress to release 'The Rebirths' on Empty Cellar, 8/20/13

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After several years of only playing live and releasing a handful of singles over, San Francisco's Joseph Childress is set to release his first proper LP later [...]

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Birdmonster – "I Say What I Want"

Birdmonster is back with the fourth installment of their Singles Project, an acoustic track entitled "I Say What I Want". The song has an intensity that ebbs and flows [...]

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    Ticket Giveaway: They Might Be Giants, Moon Hooch @ The Warfield, 6/14/13

Ticket Giveaway: They Might Be Giants, Moon Hooch @ The Warfield, 6/14/13

Geek bands get a bad rap, or at the very least a vehement eye-roll, from snooty adults, but c'mon — they deserve some credit. Admit it: how many of [...]

By |June 7, 2013|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway: They Might Be Giants, Moon Hooch @ The Warfield, 6/14/13