Blackbird Blackbird – "Summer's Almost Here"

Back with his first new material since last year's excellent EP Boracay Planet, SF's Mikey Maramag (aka Blackbird Blackbird) just released yet another irresistibly lavish track, the new single [...]

By |May 30, 2013|Comments Off on Blackbird Blackbird – "Summer's Almost Here"

Burnt Ones release new album, new video, and launch US tour

Psych-pop trio Burnt Ones have released their latest record, You’ll Never Walk Alone, and it’s now available to stream on their Bandcamp page. The album offers up 11 tracks [...]

By |May 29, 2013|Comments Off on Burnt Ones release new album, new video, and launch US tour
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    Sea Lioness – "Elmira" (new side project from members of Cannons and Clouds)

Sea Lioness – "Elmira" (new side project from members of Cannons and Clouds)

The birth of a unique new SF band was quietly announced on Facebook last week. Sea Lioness, a quintet featuring Travis Woodland and Steven Medd of Cannons and Clouds, [...]

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Video: sayknowledge – "Art Goons" (feat. Cashius Green)

San Francisco MC sayknowledge just dropped my favorite video of 2013, for the track "Art Goons", which was produced by the Bay Area's Mars Today and features a verse [...]

By |May 28, 2013|Comments Off on Video: sayknowledge – "Art Goons" (feat. Cashius Green)

Video: Tycho – "Ascension"

As we learned from an interview conducted by staff contributor Roman Gokham back in January, Scott Hansen is a multifaceted artist who views his musical moniker Tycho as an audio-visual [...]

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Giveaway: See The Presets perform at The Fox tonight!

Australian electronic band The Presets are currently on the home stretch of a US tour, and they'll be performing tonight at the Fox in Oakland. The band's latest single [...]

By |May 24, 2013|Comments Off on Giveaway: See The Presets perform at The Fox tonight!

Blank Tapes play free San Jose show Friday 5/24/13

The Blank Tapes are all set to rock one of downtown San Jose's newest venues, Café Stritch, on Friday. Billed as a FanimeCon after-party, the show features The Blank [...]

By |May 23, 2013|1 Comment
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    Video: Dyllan Hersey – "I Wished Freedom" (playing 2 upcoming Bay Area shows)

Video: Dyllan Hersey – "I Wished Freedom" (playing 2 upcoming Bay Area shows)

My favorite local folk singer Dyllan Hersey actually released her video for "I Wished Freedom" at the end of 2012, but it just found its way to my inbox [...]

By |May 23, 2013|Comments Off on Video: Dyllan Hersey – "I Wished Freedom" (playing 2 upcoming Bay Area shows)
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    Premiere: DSTVV – "Healing Enargy Crystels"; cassette out 5/28/13 on Wormhole Records

Premiere: DSTVV – "Healing Enargy Crystels"; cassette out 5/28/13 on Wormhole Records

Everyone's favorite industrial grungegaze band DSTVV is back with their second EP Underground Product, which will be released as a cassette on Wormhole Records on May 28.

We're pleased to [...]

By |May 22, 2013|Comments Off on Premiere: DSTVV – "Healing Enargy Crystels"; cassette out 5/28/13 on Wormhole Records
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    Video: Shout Out Louds – "Illusions" (win tickets to tonight's show!)

Video: Shout Out Louds – "Illusions" (win tickets to tonight's show!)

Shout Out Louds' Optica is probably my favorite indie pop record so far this year, with each song tightly orchestrated and extremely catchy. The band's US tour is coming [...]

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti comes to The Chapel, 5/21/13

Considering that lo-fi, analog psychedelic pop has burst open into such a sought-after genre, it’s a wonder there are not more artists as forward thinking as Ariel Pink. The [...]

By |May 20, 2013|Comments Off on Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti comes to The Chapel, 5/21/13
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    Deafheaven tours new album 'Sunbather', playing two SF shows

Deafheaven tours new album 'Sunbather', playing two SF shows

San Francisco's buzzworthy black metal band Deafheaven is gearing up for the release of its new LP Sunbather by playing three West Coast shows with Boris, followed by a [...]

By |May 20, 2013|Comments Off on Deafheaven tours new album 'Sunbather', playing two SF shows