It’s pretty amazing how many great releases came from Bay Area bands this year, and we were pleased to interview many of these groups on our podcast in 2008. This week’s episode features music from twelve of this year’s best as featured on our show during the past twelve months. If you like what you hear, check out our feature episodes spotlighting each of these bands.

This will be our last podcast of the year, but we’ll be continuing regular blogging right into 2009. Happy holidays!

About the bands:

Man/Miracle: “Pushing and Shoving”

[from the Pushing and Shoving 7″]. Feature Podcast.

Two Sheds: “To Be Alive” [from the Two Sheds EP]. Feature Podcast.

Geographer: “Each Other’s Ghost” [from Innocent Ghosts]. Feature Podcast.

20 Minute Loop: “Dr. Vitus Werdegast” [from Famous People Marry Famous People]. Feature Podcast.

Bart Davenport: “Jon Jon” [from Palaces]. Feature Podcast.

The Heavenly States: “Lost in the Light” [from Delayer]. Feature Podcast.

Port O’Brien: “Close the Lid” [from All We Could Do Was Sing]. Feature Podcast.

Loquat: “Sit Sideways” [from Secrets Of The Sea]. Feature Podcast.

Winter’s Fall: “Hillside” [from Winter’s Fall]. Feature Podcast.

French Miami: “Multi Caliber Rifles” [from French Miami]. Feature Podcast.

Maus Haus: “Rigid Breakfast” [from Lark Marvels]. Feature Podcast.

Last of the Blacksmiths: “At An Early Hour” [from Young Family Song]. Feature Podcast.

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