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It’s time for our roundup of all those highlights from the last couple weeks that we weren’t able to feature on their own – here’s the best of the rest, as determined by The Bay Bridged editors.

San Francisco’s Cool Ghouls are gearing up for the release of their sophomore album A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye on November 11 via Empty Cellar, and they just dropped the third new track off that upcoming effort, the whirling, twirling, ethereal psychedelic ditty called “What A Dream I Had”:

Seatraffic released a cool mini-documentary about the making of their new album Beauty in the Night. Shot and edited by Lauren Sharifi, the video features interviews with band members Mark Zannad (vocals, synth) and Brandon Harrison (drums), as well as live shots and behind the scenes footage of the band at Different Fur Studios (including a cameo from producer Nic Pope).

Mall Walk’s debut EP is out now on Vacant Stare Records. Listen to the Oakland band’s entire washed out, lo-fi post punk record below, and then pick up a cassette copy via Bandcamp.

LA/Oakland rock outfit Waters finally released their new EP It All Might Be OK on Tuesday – we’ve already heard the record’s brilliant first two tracks, “Got To My Head” and “I Feel Everything”, but now you can stream all four songs below via SoundCloud:

Former Bay Area denizens Blank Tapes announced a very interesting project – a 40-track (yes, 40) album called Hwy. 9 that was written, performed, and recorded to by frontman Matt Adams in Oakland, SF, LA, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Riverside over the last 10 years. Dubbed “psychedelic Cartoon music” by Adams, the 80-minute album was released on Big Sur/LA’s VOW Records at the end of September.