Sweating Tapes releases Bay Area synth compilation

Sweating Tapes' second regionally-focused synth compilation showcases eleven Bay Area acts, and it's a thoroughly compelling set bookended by standout tracks from Group Rhoda and Uncanny Valley. Two more [...]

By |October 25, 2012|Comments Off on Sweating Tapes releases Bay Area synth compilation

Trainwreck Riders – "Gypsy Stealin'"

We previously interviewed Trainwreck Riders about their new album, Ghost Yards, which comes out next week, and now here's a download of the band's new single, "Gypsy Stealin'." [...]

By |October 25, 2012|1 Comment

Check out this amazing collection of Yalls remixes

Yalls' Dan Casey posted a link earlier this week to this massive collection of all of Yalls' remixes, including reworkings of songs by Blackbird Blackbird, The xx, Teen Daze [...]

By |October 24, 2012|Comments Off on Check out this amazing collection of Yalls remixes
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    Download seven Velvet Underground covers from The Fresh & Onlys, Blasted Canyons, Burnt Ones, and more

Download seven Velvet Underground covers from The Fresh & Onlys, Blasted Canyons, Burnt Ones, and more

As we previously reported, Castle Face Records is releasing a tribute album to The Velvet Underground & Nico in conjunction with the 45th anniversary reissue of that classic VU [...]

By |October 24, 2012|Comments Off on Download seven Velvet Underground covers from The Fresh & Onlys, Blasted Canyons, Burnt Ones, and more

DSTVV – "Ariel's a Punk"

According to DSTVV's "official" bio, frontman Joel Cusumano "swears he's only listened to MINISTRY and COCTEAU TWINS during the months before creating the songs that appear on DSTVV's debut." [...]

By |October 23, 2012|Comments Off on DSTVV – "Ariel's a Punk"

Song Premiere: Surf Club – "Reverie"

Surf Club – native sons of Stockton and proprietors of an unmistakable guitar-driven pop sound – are back with a new single entitled "Reverie", the follow-up to their 2012 [...]

By |October 23, 2012|1 Comment
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    Violent Change dropping debut EP 'Suck On The Gun', record release show at New Parish tonight, 10/22/12

Violent Change dropping debut EP 'Suck On The Gun', record release show at New Parish tonight, 10/22/12

San Francisco lo-fi pop-punk outfit Violent Change is set to release its debut EP Suck On The Gun tomorrow on Melters Records. The EP follows on the heels of [...]

By |October 22, 2012|Comments Off on Violent Change dropping debut EP 'Suck On The Gun', record release show at New Parish tonight, 10/22/12

Q&A: Lost in the Trees' Ari Picker

Though I was hoping to be the one reporter who didn't bring it up, it's hard to talk about Lost in the Trees' newest record, A Church That Fits [...]

By |October 22, 2012|Comments Off on Q&A: Lost in the Trees' Ari Picker
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    Ticket Giveaway: Ultraista and Astronauts, etc. at The Independent, 10/22/12

Ticket Giveaway: Ultraista and Astronauts, etc. at The Independent, 10/22/12

Astronauts, etc., the brainchild of Berkeley's Anthony Ferraro, will be debuting as a full band this Monday, October 22nd at The Independent. The headliner of the night is another [...]

By |October 19, 2012|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway: Ultraista and Astronauts, etc. at The Independent, 10/22/12

The Coup – "WAVIP" / "Guillotine"

Oakland's The Coup won't release their forthcoming album Sorry to Bother You until October 30th, but they've already released two videos from the album and most recently shared a [...]

By |October 19, 2012|Comments Off on The Coup – "WAVIP" / "Guillotine"

Stream Tussle's new album, 'Tempest'

Who'd have thought that, through one simple tweet, The New Yorker would tip us off to a Bay Area band's new album stream? That's exactly what happened last week [...]

By |October 18, 2012|Comments Off on Stream Tussle's new album, 'Tempest'

Sonntag – "Welcome to the Americas"

Sonntag, the musical project of Wisconsin native and Berkeley resident Zachary Johnston, recently released an LP entitled In Paths Too Dark For Seeing. Johnston considers himself primarily a filmmaker [...]

By |October 16, 2012|Comments Off on Sonntag – "Welcome to the Americas"