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    Premiere: Naytronix and déCollage’s electro trip-pop single “U.R.theoneichoose”

Premiere: Naytronix and déCollage’s electro trip-pop single “U.R.theoneichoose”

At work in the Botcave studio.

In April 2019 Naytronix frontman Nate Brenner (Oakland's famed tUnE-yArDs bassist and Botcave Records co-founder), paired up with Denver-based avant-pop group déCollage to produce a [...]

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    Stella Donnelly’s stirring up some strong folk-pop at Swedish American

Stella Donnelly’s stirring up some strong folk-pop at Swedish American

After releasing this year's album Beware of the Dogs (Secretly Canadian), self-proclaimed shit-stirrer Stella Donnelly is arriving in San Francisco January 14 as part of her US tour and [...]

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    Copyslut covers “Santa Baby” for Sex Workers Outreach Project’s D17

Copyslut covers “Santa Baby” for Sex Workers Outreach Project’s D17

(Art by Reiko Rasch)
Content Warning: This article contains mentions of sexual violence and the death of sex workers.

Last Friday, the usually-bombastic cabaret-rock band Copyslut released an intimate and somber [...]

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Premiere: Rose Haze, “Sea”

Everyone give a warm, sun-soaked welcome to new(ish)comer Rose Haze.

Haze has been mostly a nomad for the last few years, and her travels have recently landed her in the [...]

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    The Painted Horses’ sophomore record has a familiar richness

The Painted Horses’ sophomore record has a familiar richness

This month, Santa Cruz-based the Painted Horses released their second, self-titled album and it is a collection of folk rock songs we are delighted to have found. Following the [...]

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Toro y Moi releases ‘Soul Trash’ album, video

Berkeley-based Toro y Moi (Chaz Bear, as most of us know) recently released their latest album, Soul Trash, along with an accompanying full-length video piece.

The album comes as quite [...]

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    The Seshen release “Dive” video and song ahead of new album

The Seshen release “Dive” video and song ahead of new album

“Dive,” released on November 5, is the first single released off forthcoming album CYAN, the third full LP from East Bay-based the Seshen. Vocalist Lalin St. Juste brings sensual [...]

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    An interview with San Francisco singer-songwriter Luke Sweeney

An interview with San Francisco singer-songwriter Luke Sweeney

The first Luke Sweeney song I heard started with crickets.

It begins like a warm summer evening: the chirping, a simple solid baseline, a soft, kind voice. Then the song [...]

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Tia Nomore brings “Nu Chain” to OTR Sessions

Tia Nomore is about to reach a higher altitude when her upcoming album Level arrives later this fall. And if the rest of her new, upgraded sound is anything [...]

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Premiere: Split Screens, “From the Start”

Happy release day to Split Screens. Today, we're bringing you their new video "From the Start" — the first we've heard from them in over four years.

Comprised entirely of [...]

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B. Hamilton keeps rock alive with “45 and Straight”

(photo: Luke Judd)

You know how people (namely, Neil Young) used to say "rock and roll will never die"? Yeah, that...seems to have sorta happened. With charts dominated by pop, [...]

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    I’m at a loss for words about Ismay’s “When I Was Younger I Cried”

I’m at a loss for words about Ismay’s “When I Was Younger I Cried”

A lot of times I avoid writing about artists I like because I just can't think of anything to say besides "They're great." I reference this constantly when I [...]

By |October 8, 2019|Comments Off on I’m at a loss for words about Ismay’s “When I Was Younger I Cried”
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