Interview: Trails and Ways raise the stakes with ‘Pathology’

Oakland-based Trails and Ways will be performing at The Independent tonight to celebrate the release of their debut full-length album, Pathology, and you should be losing your mind. Initially formed in Berkeley, the band is influenced by sounds from around the world, and they sculpted the foundation of a growing fan base with 2013's Trilingual. On Pathology, their songs are varied, yet they remain consistent in character. Perhaps it’s precisely how they bring their collective interests together that allows their music to speak to listeners on a deeper level. One thing is for sure: we ravenously look forward to the [...]

Interview: Geographer, philosophy, and Ghost Modern (plus a ticket giveaway!)

With a unique reconciliation between live instrumentation and electronic innovation, Mike Deni of Geographer has forged a name for himself in the Bay Area, becoming one of its most prized sources of music culture. If you didn't know it, Deni actually grew up in New Jersey. After moving to San Francisco in 2007 to find something greater, he subsequently met the synthesizer and companions that enabled him to translate his experiences into sound. Since then this artist has released albums such as Innocent Ghosts and Myth into the music scene, bringing an eclectic yet relatable account of his own life imprinted into the songs that [...]

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