Bird By Snow releases “Subtle Body” cassette EP

WIDE by BIRD BY SNOW by Gnome Life Records As part of Gnome Life Records' "Echomancy" series of cassette releases, Bird By Snow just put out Subtle Body, a tape of new songs recorded at home using just one mic. "Wide" is a bewitching song from the new tape that is both quiet and attention-capturing. Subtle, indeed. Pick the tape up over at Gnome Life. More info from the label below. "Subtle Body" summons songs from the subtle/energetic landscape of glorious California. Songs smuggled back from an astral hike through vibrational hills. Recorded on a cassette tape with one mic [...]

By |April 6, 2011|Tags: |

SAFE headlines Bay Area Bourgeois show in Oakland

SAFE ep by SAFE Berkeley's Chris Edley records as SAFE, and last year's SAFE EP filtered nuanced art-pop through a bedroom synth-pop aesthetic. SAFE headlines the latest Bay Area Bourgeois show at Era Art Bar (19 Grand Ave, Oakland) on April 6th (8pm, $5 FREE, 21+). Summer of Glaciers and stevedood also perform.

By |April 5, 2011|Tags: |

Recommended, 4/4-4/10: Papercuts, The Wrong Words, The Dodos, and more

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Papercuts return home with Fading Parade I've been listening to Fading Parade, the latest from Papercuts, like crazy lately, and every spin has me confused as to why this band isn't yet a bigger name. Jason Quever has constructed an album that's lush and layered, but rooted in great pop songs that thrive in the haze. Papercuts [...]

SF Popfest Announces 2011 Lineup: Undertones, Allo Darlin’, Slumberland Showcase, and more

San Francisco Popfest returns Memorial Day weekend with what I'd call the annual fest's best lineup yet. Highlights include the legendary The Undertones (whose anthem "Teenage Kicks" was John Peel's favorite song), Allo Darlin' (the London band that released last year's best indie pop record), and a Slumberland Records showcase headlined by the SF debut of acclaimed '80s/'90s British band 14 Iced Bears. On the local front, plenty of great acts are joining in on the festivities: Blackbird Blackbird, Dominant Legs, The Mantles, The Art Museums, Brilliant Colors and Terry Malts, to name more than a few. Sample over a [...]

By |April 4, 2011|Tags: |

Craft Spells’ new album is great heat wave music

Craft Spells – "From The Morning Heat" Craft Spells - "You Should Close The Door" Even though Craft Spells' Justin Vallesteros recently relocated from Stockton to Seattle, the band's new album Idle Labor feels well-suited to this heat wave we're experiencing in the Bay Area. The album is packed with heady pop treats and it's out this week on Captured Tracks. Craft Spells' upcoming US tour heads to Slim's on May 5th. Full dates below. 04/07 Stony Brook, NY - University Cafe (Stony Brook University) * 04/08 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg * 04/09 Brooklyn, NY - Glassands [...]

By |April 1, 2011|Tags: |

Huichica Music Festival brings J Mascis, Sonny and the Sunsets and Fruit Bats to Sonoma winery

The Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma just announced the lineup for its second annual Huichica Music Festival on Saturday, June 4th (2-11pm). The show features eight bands on two stages, including headliners Fruit Bats, J Mascis, and Sonny and the Sunsets. Have you heard that new J Mascis mostly-acoustic record, Several Shades of Why? It's quite stunning. J Mascis - "Not Enough" In addition to the big three, also performing are Richard Swift, These United States, Breathe Owl Breathe, Tu Fawning and David Williams. Fruit Bats - "My Unusual Friend" Breathe Owl Breathe - "Swimming" Okay, so it sounds awesome, [...]

Listen to Moon Duo’s new album at self-titled

Over at self-titled right now, you can stream Moon Duo's new album Mazes, out now on Sacred Bones. Additionally, Ripley Johnson from the Duo provided song-by-song commentary, discussing how the new record was influenced by the band's decision to leave San Francisco for Colorado. About the album's final track: Another song about leaving SF. I have a line in here—”I like to talk a lot, about being gone”—which will make sense to friends of mine. For years I would talk about cool places I’d like to live but never pull the trigger. Part of that is because San Francisco is [...]

By |March 30, 2011|Tags: |

Thursday Night: KUSF Benefit at Milk; KUSF in Exile streaming online

The SHE'S - "Surfer Boys" If you are a little cynical, you might have expected the Save KUSF movement to start out with a lot of outrage that would gradually dissipate as people moved on and got distracted by other things. Admirably, that hasn't been the case, and KUSF DJs and supporters have continued the fight in the courts and in the public arena. You can find out more about the legal battle in this detailed article at Radio Survivor. On the public front, DJ AmperDan is throwing a KUSF fundraiser show this Thursday at Milk (8pm, $10), featuring The [...]

Eskmo remixes Bear In Heaven’s “You Do You”

Bear In Heaven: "You Do You" (Eskmo Remix) (2010) by Eskmo Via Eskmo's web site, where you can also check out his upcoming US tour dates: I was given the stems / parts for this track by Bear In Heaven for a remix album they released in 2010. It ended up not going out officially. So I’ve played it out a chunk of times, but realized i never gave it out. So here it is for free. Grab, enjoy and share… 🙂

By |March 29, 2011|Tags: , |
Go to Top