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    Primitive Hearts to release debut LP, playing Brick & Mortar tonight 4/17/13

Primitive Hearts to release debut LP, playing Brick & Mortar tonight 4/17/13

Oakland trio Primitive Hearts are now streaming their debut LP, High & Tight, on their Bandcamp page. Most of Primitive Hearts' tracks remind me of '50s and '60s [...]

By |April 17, 2013|Comments Off on Primitive Hearts to release debut LP, playing Brick & Mortar tonight 4/17/13
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    Album Premiere: Magic Fight – 'Wooden Swords and Stolen Echos' (release show tonight at El Rio)

Album Premiere: Magic Fight – 'Wooden Swords and Stolen Echos' (release show tonight at El Rio)

Oakland's Magic Fight has already shared two tracks from their debut album Wooden Swords and Stolen Echos, and we're happy to premiere the full album here on The Bay [...]

By |April 16, 2013|Comments Off on Album Premiere: Magic Fight – 'Wooden Swords and Stolen Echos' (release show tonight at El Rio)
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    Surf Club releases new split single with Manatee, plays Slim's on 4/23/13

Surf Club releases new split single with Manatee, plays Slim's on 4/23/13

The city of Stockton has made the number one spot on Forbes’ “America’s Most Miserable Cities” list for years, but there’s certainly no shortage of great bands coming out [...]

By |April 15, 2013|Comments Off on Surf Club releases new split single with Manatee, plays Slim's on 4/23/13

The Mantles – "Brown Balloon"

It's been far too long since we last heard from The Mantles, but the band has reemerged with a new LP, Long Enough To Leave, coming out on Slumberland [...]

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Video: Kids on a Crime Spree – "Creep the Creeps"

Kids on a Crime Spree's new single, "Creep the Creeps", is the latest release from the band via Slumberland Records. Get a taste now with the video version [...]

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Video: Thee Oh Sees — "Minotaur"

Thee Oh Sees released their music video for "Minotaur," the first single off of the forthcoming album Floating Coffin, due to be released on April 16, and the low-budget [...]

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Video: Chrystian Rawk – "Famous"

Chrystian Rawk – the "I'm not sure what exactly is going on but I like it" band fronted by Christian Carpenter – released their final single and video, "Famous", [...]

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Fox & Woman premiere new single, "Belly of a Whale"

San Francisco’s Fox & Woman have released their new song, “Belly of a Whale.” The song is split into two movements: side A and side B, just like that [...]

By |April 11, 2013|Comments Off on Fox & Woman premiere new single, "Belly of a Whale"
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    Eric and Erica release debut EP, playing two SF gigs in coming months

Eric and Erica release debut EP, playing two SF gigs in coming months

Oakland's Eric and Erica, who released their debut self-titled EP last month at an Easter brunch party of all places, began as a collection of bedroom pop demos by [...]

By |April 11, 2013|Comments Off on Eric and Erica release debut EP, playing two SF gigs in coming months

FWY! releases new cassette on Moon Glyph: 'Any Exit'

San Francisco's own Edmund Xavier (aka Glenn Donaldson of Art Museums and The Skygreen Leopards) is back in the game with a new FWY! offering. Any Exit is the [...]

By |April 10, 2013|Comments Off on FWY! releases new cassette on Moon Glyph: 'Any Exit'

Burnt Ones record release show, 4/12/2013

Earlier this year, Burnt Ones front man Mark Tester shared details with us about his bands upcoming LP, You'll Never Walk Alone, describing the record as much more personal to [...]

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Interview: John Murry talks about 'Graceless Age'

John Murry and Tim Mooney (Photo: Jude Mooney)

John Murry, a Tupelo, Mississippi native who moved to Oakland ten years ago after getting his start in the music industry in [...]

By |April 9, 2013|Comments Off on Interview: John Murry talks about 'Graceless Age'