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    Record Store Day 2013 is tomorrow (pick up vinyl from locals Ty Segall, Golden Void, Moon Duo and more)

Record Store Day 2013 is tomorrow (pick up vinyl from locals Ty Segall, Golden Void, Moon Duo and more)

Lovers of vinyl will go to bed tonight with visions of sugar-plums dancing in their heads, as Record Store Day – the high holiday for audiophiles around the world [...]

By |April 19, 2013|Comments Off on Record Store Day 2013 is tomorrow (pick up vinyl from locals Ty Segall, Golden Void, Moon Duo and more)

Sister Crayon EP release show, 4/21/2013

Since forming in 2009, Oakland-based outfit Sister Crayon has captured an electronic soul sound colored with experimental, shoegazey vibrations. After starting out as a duo, the band evolved into [...]

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    Christopher Owens drops acoustic remake of 'Lysandre', announces tour

Christopher Owens drops acoustic remake of 'Lysandre', announces tour

Just three months after releasing his debut solo effort Lysandre to much critical acclaim, San Francisco's own Christopher Owens has a new release ready for his legions of doting [...]

By |April 18, 2013|Comments Off on Christopher Owens drops acoustic remake of 'Lysandre', announces tour
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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 [...]

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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