K.Flay releasing 'What If It Is' EP, to tour with Icona Pop

K.Flay is ramping up for busy summer, announcing recently that she will be releasing an EP titled What If It Is August 6 on RCA Records and that she [...]

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Adam Healton releases 'And the Situation' LP

Photo: Aimee Belden

San Francisco's Adam Healton released a wonderfully noisy LP And the Situation at the end of March, and he took a unique approach to creating this LP. [...]

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    Painted Palms release free EP ahead of Phono del Sol performance

Painted Palms release free EP ahead of Phono del Sol performance

San Francisco psych-pop duo Painted Palms have released a surprise EP ahead of their performance at Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival 2013. The new Nothing Lasts Long [...]

By |July 2, 2013|Comments Off on Painted Palms release free EP ahead of Phono del Sol performance
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    Interview / Song Premiere: Farallons – "Yile Nile/ Sea Urchin," from debut EP

Interview / Song Premiere: Farallons – "Yile Nile/ Sea Urchin," from debut EP

I first met Andrew Brennan at Hickey Fest back in May, after watching his band Farallons play a Friday night set, the first show I caught all weekend and one of the most [...]

Joseph Childress releases "Whispering Tide"

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Two weeks ago, we brought you news of Joseph Childress’ forthcoming new album, The Rebirths. This week, the San Francisco singer-songwriter released the first single from Rebirths, [...]

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The Dodos – "Confidence" / "Substance"

The Dodos' new album was teased back in May - and since then, further details have been revealed.

 
"Confidence" and "Substance" come from Carrier, the band's fifth album overall and [...]

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Blackbird Blackbird releases another new track, "Refresh"

Just a month after releasing his first track since last year's Boracay Planet EP, SF's Mikey Maramag (aka Blackbird Blackbird) is back with another new song, "Refresh". It's another [...]

By |June 27, 2013|Comments Off on Blackbird Blackbird releases another new track, "Refresh"
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    Giveaway: Voltaire Records releases modern funk compilation "Private Function"

Giveaway: Voltaire Records releases modern funk compilation "Private Function"

Voltaire Records is releasing a new modern funk, boogie, and soul compilation called Private Function as both a four-song 12-inch vinyl (available now) and a digital version (out July [...]

By |June 27, 2013|Comments Off on Giveaway: Voltaire Records releases modern funk compilation "Private Function"

Interview: Jeff Lewis on tightening up The Spyrals

A year and a half after dropping their reverb-doused debut album, the San Francisco-based rock and rollers of  The Spyrals are ready to release their sophomore LP, Out of Sight, and this time around, they [...]

By |June 26, 2013|Comments Off on Interview: Jeff Lewis on tightening up The Spyrals

Satellite High releases 'The Art of Living Obnoxiously'

It's been awhile since we heard anything from SF's Satellite High (aka Jay Friedman), the self-anointed "Rap Game Bob Pollard" whose prolific 2012 produced eight releases including the stellar [...]

By |June 26, 2013|Comments Off on Satellite High releases 'The Art of Living Obnoxiously'

Song Premiere: Cruel Summer – "Leeches"

The first half of 2013 has been a monumental six months for Cruel Summer. The jangle pop band completed their debut 12” EP, played the Noise Pop Festival, and [...]

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    Soft Metals to play Rickshaw Stop on tour in support of new LP

Soft Metals to play Rickshaw Stop on tour in support of new LP

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LA synth-pop duo Soft Metals will be touring the West Coast next month in support of their sophomore LP release, and the tour includes a gig at [...]

By |June 25, 2013|Comments Off on Soft Metals to play Rickshaw Stop on tour in support of new LP