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    Interview: Trails and Ways discuss their history and future, playing The New Parish tomorrow, 2/8/13

Interview: Trails and Ways discuss their history and future, playing The New Parish tomorrow, 2/8/13

Oakland's Trails and Ways started 2013 with a bang: they sold out Cafe Du Nord and released Detornar-Se, a remix album that features reworks from Wallpaper and Yalls, among [...]

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    Painted Palms to release new 'Carousel' 7" on March 5th, 2013

Painted Palms to release new 'Carousel' 7" on March 5th, 2013

San Francisco’s psychedelic dream pop duo Painted Palms is set to release a new 7” record Carousel via Polyvinyl on March 5th, 2013. This is the band’s first release [...]

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    New Thao & The Get Down Stay Down album out today; watch hilarious promo video

New Thao & The Get Down Stay Down album out today; watch hilarious promo video

The new record from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, We The Common, is out today. You can buy it on CD or vinyl through their label, Ribbon [...]

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    Seatraffic releases free new song and video – "Superficial Heart"

Seatraffic releases free new song and video – "Superficial Heart"

Anyone who thought that electronic dream pop was a temporal moment in music was wrong - it’s here to stay, and in the Bay Area, it’s big. Seatraffic is [...]

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    The Stone Foxes gear up for 2/12/13 LP release, drop new single and video

The Stone Foxes gear up for 2/12/13 LP release, drop new single and video

The Stone Foxes own a reputation of being one of the most clean-cut rock and roll bands in San Francisco. While "clean-cut" isn't usually a positive image to associate [...]

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The Thermals announce new record, tour US in March

Though you may have heard by now, Portland’s The Thermals are currently gearing up for a massive comeback (though we are under strict instructions by their PR folks not [...]

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    Oakland's The Hot Toddies release new EP, 'Bottoms Up,' on 2/5/12

Oakland's The Hot Toddies release new EP, 'Bottoms Up,' on 2/5/12

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A new addition to Tricycle Records, Oakland's The Hot Toddies will release their EP, Bottoms Up, on February 5th. The five-track release features Heidi's [...]

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    Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – "Kindness be Conceived" (with Joanna Newsom)

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – "Kindness be Conceived" (with Joanna Newsom)

San Francisco folk-rocker Thao Nguyen and her band The Get Down Stay Down have a sparkly new album by the name of We the Common, out February 5th. We've already heard some early [...]

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Sonny Smith releases new album, '100 Records Vol. 3'

The word "prolific" gets tossed around with relative ease nowadays, but it does apply in certain cases (I'm looking at you, Ty Segall). A few years ago, Sonny Smith [...]

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    Giraffage releases new single, performing at 1015 Folsom on Friday 2/1/13

Giraffage releases new single, performing at 1015 Folsom on Friday 2/1/13

Giraffage, San Francisco's 21-year old multi-instrumentalist/producer Charlie Yin, has made his Pitchfork debut with the new single "Close 2 Me", and you can stream the track below, via SoundCloud. [...]

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    Warm Soda streams first single off debut LP 'Someone For You', playing the Hemlock with Cocktails and DSTVV this Friday, 2/1/13

Warm Soda streams first single off debut LP 'Someone For You', playing the Hemlock with Cocktails and DSTVV this Friday, 2/1/13

Warm Soda – the new project from Easy Bay denizen, Tennessee native, and former Bare Wires frontman Matthew Melton (above, far right) – recently released its first full-length Someone [...]

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    Bi-coastal kids: O Presidente drops debut 'Clube de Futebol,' setting up shop in the Bay Area in 2013

Bi-coastal kids: O Presidente drops debut 'Clube de Futebol,' setting up shop in the Bay Area in 2013

When I'm neck-deep in yet another inbox full of emails from every band, label, booking agent, and publicist under the sun, sometimes the strangest things can pique my interest. [...]

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