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    Grab Thee Oh Sees' cover of "European Son" and two more from the Castle Face Velvet Underground tribute LP

Grab Thee Oh Sees' cover of "European Son" and two more from the Castle Face Velvet Underground tribute LP

Remember how, a week ago, we rounded up a whole bunch of those The Velvet Underground and Nico covers that appear on Castle Face Records' sold-out new tribute LP? [...]

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These Old Wounds – "Home"

These Old Wounds, the solo moniker of Oakland's Thor Dickey, is releasing its debut LP To the Ground November 27th. Dickey, an Idaho native, also plays with LA hardcore [...]

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    Duran Duran bassist’s autobiography: for “people that have never played the Oakland Coliseum – on drugs.”

Duran Duran bassist’s autobiography: for “people that have never played the Oakland Coliseum – on drugs.”

The members of Duran Duran are in a good place right now. Infighting, drug and sex addiction and disappointing album sales previously derailed one of the biggest acts to [...]

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The Buttercream Gang – "Couch Games"

Straight outta Napa, The Buttercream Gang are back with their fourth album, Oh Brother, due in mid-November on the band's own imprint Pitted Records. The trio (comprised of Bobby [...]

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    JL Stiles releases 'House of Murmurs'; celebrating at Cafe Du Nord on 11/1/12

JL Stiles releases 'House of Murmurs'; celebrating at Cafe Du Nord on 11/1/12

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San Francisco's JL Stiles is releasing a new LP, House of Murmurs, on November 1st. Stiles, who also plays in local ragtime band Hobo Paradise, blends [...]

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    Kowloon Walled City preps 'Container Ships' for 12/4/12 release

Kowloon Walled City preps 'Container Ships' for 12/4/12 release

San Francisco's own sludge metal stalwarts Kowloon Walled City are releasing a new album, Container Ships, on December 4 via Brutal Panda Records (no relation to SF's own Kung [...]

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    Christopher Owens announces debut solo album 'Lysandre' and SF show on 11/9/12

Christopher Owens announces debut solo album 'Lysandre' and SF show on 11/9/12

Christopher Owens, the former Girls frontman, has announced the release of his debut solo album. Lysandre is slated for a January 14th release on Turnstile. Owens has describes the [...]

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Best of Submissions: Hello Handsome, Marmalade Mountain

Oakland's Hello Handsome

You may not realize it, but we LOVE submissions from new artists. Many of the artists you read about came to our attention via our submission page, [...]

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    Social Studies premiere new single "Away For The Weekend" and video for "Terracur", prepping for record release show at The Independent, 11/9/12

Social Studies premiere new single "Away For The Weekend" and video for "Terracur", prepping for record release show at The Independent, 11/9/12

With the release of their new LP Developer fast approaching, Social Studies is keeping busy, premiering a new single "Away For The Weekend" just a week after dropping a [...]

By |October 25, 2012|Comments Off on Social Studies premiere new single "Away For The Weekend" and video for "Terracur", prepping for record release show at The Independent, 11/9/12

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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