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    Interview: Nils Frahm talks synthesizers, asshole celebrities, and the humor in serious experimental music

Interview: Nils Frahm talks synthesizers, asshole celebrities, and the humor in serious experimental music

Berlin-based experimental composer Nils Frahm will make a two-day stop in San Francisco on his latest tour at the Great American Music Hall on November 11-12. I spoke to Frahm [...]

By |November 7, 2014|1 Comment
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    Lila Rose releases provocative new single/video “Confessions”

Lila Rose releases provocative new single/video “Confessions”

It starts with a lone woman walking through a dark forest.  She spots a telephone growing out of a bush and starts singing into it.  Then we see the [...]

By |November 6, 2014|Comments Off on Lila Rose releases provocative new single/video “Confessions”
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    Buzzcocks drop album on 1-2-3-4 Go!, new video for “It’s Not You”

Buzzcocks drop album on 1-2-3-4 Go!, new video for “It’s Not You”

My first exposure to Buzzcocks – the English punk band that rose to prominence in the late-'70s before disbanding in 1981, only to reunite eight years later – was [...]

By |October 30, 2014|Comments Off on Buzzcocks drop album on 1-2-3-4 Go!, new video for “It’s Not You”

A Million Billion Dying Suns is now WOVE

(Photo by David Wasjfelner / Edited by Floyd Hill)

We've been big fans of Nate Mercereau's project A Million Billion Dying Suns since he first shared his self-made kaleidoscope-inspired videos [...]

By |October 28, 2014|Comments Off on A Million Billion Dying Suns is now WOVE

Video: The Mantles – “Memory”

The Mantles have a new 7" out on December 2 via Slumberland Records, entitled Memory. The title track from the 7" debuted yesterday in video form via Impose.

This new [...]

By |October 28, 2014|Comments Off on Video: The Mantles – “Memory”
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    Premiere: Blood Sister pays homage to ’80s cult flick in video for “Ghost Twin”

Premiere: Blood Sister pays homage to ’80s cult flick in video for “Ghost Twin”

"You wanna know who and what I am?" asks a heavily-made up woman with a vacant stare in her blurred, VHS-quality eyes. "I'm a killer."

Fair enough. You've chosen homicide [...]

By |October 27, 2014|Comments Off on Premiere: Blood Sister pays homage to ’80s cult flick in video for “Ghost Twin”

8th Grader covers Drake live in-studio

So let’s be honest – it’s not really a big surprise that 8th Grader decided to put his own spin on one of Drake’s smoothest tunes. That said, the [...]

By |October 22, 2014|Comments Off on 8th Grader covers Drake live in-studio

Iceage returning to Elbo Room on Halloween night

Photo by Isabel Asha Penzlien

Fresh off the release of their third album, Copenhagen's Iceage will return to Elbo Room this Halloween night for a rare, up close and personal [...]

By |October 21, 2014|Comments Off on Iceage returning to Elbo Room on Halloween night

Coming to the Bay: The Horrors

There is a sort of judgmental satisfaction when a band's name matches their looks. I'm guilty of practicing this. The Horrors are an indie rock band from the UK that weaves synth-laden [...]

By |October 15, 2014|1 Comment

Walter TV releases single before show at Brick & Mortar

If you've seen Mac DeMarco play live recently, you've probably already caught a feel of Walter TV too. The band, after all, is comprised of DeMarco's touring band: Pierce [...]

By |October 15, 2014|Comments Off on Walter TV releases single before show at Brick & Mortar

Videos: Shannon & the Clams on Last Call with Carson Daly

Shannon & the Clams recently made their television debut on Last Call with Carson Daly!

Shannon & the Clams - "Into a Dream" (live on Last Call with Carson Daly)
Shannon [...]

By |October 13, 2014|Comments Off on Videos: Shannon & the Clams on Last Call with Carson Daly

Interview: Perfume Genius likes being more in-your-face

Perfume Genius was just as charming during our phone interview as I had hoped. The solo project of Seattle-native Mike Hadreas, Perfume Genius is having a moment. The release [...]

By |October 13, 2014|1 Comment