Video Premiere: Trebuchet dress up for new single “Failing Up”

You might say that 2020 has been a crazy year for Trebuchet. Since the dawn of the new decade, the North Bay indie rockers have welcomed a newborn into the world, endured career-threatening medical issues, witnessed a bold attempt to kill rock music, not to mention survived a worldwide pandemic that has left scorched earth where there once stood a music scene. And despite all of it, the band is dropping a new record this year. Entitled It's Fine, I'm Fine, the band's third LP continues where they left off with 2017's Volte-Face; weaving three-part vocal harmonies, intricate guitar hooks, and [...]

Getaway Dogs release new single: “KEEP II”

Santa Cruz favorite Getaway Dogs released a stunning new single "KEEP II". Continuing a trend established in previous albums, this song showcases their ability to bond the medium of pop music with the realm of art. Lyrically engaging the mythopoetic, Getaways Dogs channels a spiritualism through an sophisticated composition: "When you were a grey owl in some past life / You had a place you'd go / You were a lotus once out in some lonesome pond / You were a deep violet heart beating hard in someone's chest / And you were the dotted line spectral and undefined." Keep II [...]

Wax Roof finally tells his story in new EP, ‘re(P)layer’

When he's not crafting songs for artists like Rexx Life Raj, Caleborate, or Seattle MC Dave B., Wax Roof has been spending time crafting the music that will finally tell his story. The Oakland producer, known for soulful arrangements and vibe-y chord progressions, has always let his music do the talking for him and today, he releases the first chapter with a new EP called, re(Player). Accompanied by an animated feature, re(P)layer is part one of a trilogy that tells the story of Wax Roof's journey as he grappled with a debilitating chronic pain condition. Not only did it force [...]

By |July 15, 2020|Tags: |

Premiere: NRVS LVRS keep going with ‘Cult Lite’

(photo: Kristin Cofer) Even in these crazy times, NRVS LVRS are back with a new EP Cult Lite. Hear the whole thing, including lead single "Little Cults," right here. NRVS LVRS · Cult Lite Like many plans to release music in the last few months, theirs changed as the state of the country did. All proceeds from this EP will go to SF's TGI Justice Project, a nonprofit that features programs to assist incarcerated and at-risk transgender and gender-variant people. Though it's been taken online by necessity, they'll be premiering the record at this month's Star Crash, a monthly synth [...]

By |July 2, 2020|Tags: |

The Y Axes premiere remix of single “How We Begin”

A little over a year from when San Francisco dreamy pop band the Y Axes blessed our ears with their second single “How We Begin,” the band has released two remixes of this upbeat track with Studio Dad. In reflecting on the current demonstrations for the Black Lives Matter movement and the need for systemic change in our nation, the band recognizes that there is still a lot to be learned and achieved in order to make radical changes, and that we are just beginning. Frontwoman Alexi Belchere comments that “the song itself is about feeling powerless and panicked in [...]

By |July 2, 2020|Tags: |

Samantha Margret reminds us it’s OK to be “Emotional”

(Photo Credit: Erika Christine Photography) Bay Area native Samantha Margret reminds all of us, emotions are valid in her new song, "Emotional." She explains it beautifully, “Now, more than ever, whatever we feel is valid. I grew up thinking that my emotions were ‘too much,’ but our emotions make us who we are. They make life sweet and bitter and intense, and I think it’s all stunningly beautiful and well worth the ride.” We can all agree that right now everyone's emotions are everywhere. We were happy to chat with Margret to talk all about her new single [...]

By |June 25, 2020|Tags: |

Check out Henry Chadwick’s single “What I Mean To Say”

On June 19, Henry Chadwick surfaced with an utterly compelling new single "What I Mean To Say." Like his other songs, this one only further proves his mastery as a songwriter and his enviable skills as a composer and producer. Exemplifying control and taste, Chadwick has a particular vision and all the ability to manifest it (he played all the instruments on this track and engineered it). Hearing elements of Brian Wilson, Elliot Smith, and the Beatles only celebrate and contribute to his invention and craft. From the art of catchy melodies for humming on a walk to subtle backwards guitar [...]

Madeline Kenney releases new single and video, “Sucker”

Oakland's indie-rocker and singer-songwriter, Madeline Kenney, is a magician. Again she beguiles with her new single, "Sucker." Whether by the misdirection of tranquil nylon guitars and pulsing sultry ride symbol or some imperceptible trap door of tasteful guitar licks, the song's hypnotic vibe draws you in before the big reveal: our vulnerability. Sucker's Lunch by Madeline Kenney To accompany the song is an artful, patient music video that resembles a Jim Jarmusch vignette. The video follows her cleaning up on back-alley sleight-of-hand games before using that experience to contrast her own vulnerable experiences in a diner monologue. It's a power dynamic [...]

San Jose artist and producer brbn drops new track “Nervous”

San Jose artist and producer brbn just released his next track "Nervous" for the Bay Area and beyond to enjoy. This is a follow up to his recent release "Let's Go Home." brbn has said in the past, "I can spend weeks on a single song but still won't release it unless I think it's better than the last song I put out." That is, until now. Don't be nervous. Have a listen below. It'll have you adding the track to your summer playlist ASAP. https://open.spotify.com/track/5eSCG7n18DeJGXu69mxncT?si=oXWQM1AwRNmUYqHPOPto1A

By |June 4, 2020|Tags: |

Pandemic Ricky: Text Me Records artist Ricky Lake drops new project, “Wobbles”

When you're quarantining in one of San Francisco's historic studios, I guess the only thing you can do is make music. Following the release of his last album, Last Summer Sucked, Text Me Records rapper Ricky Lake is back with a new EP called Wobbles crafted in the label's home at Different Fur Studios. In some ways, Wobbles feels like an extension of Last Summer. Ricky, who effortlessly blends influences of dreamy pop and electronica with trap music, is all about exploring every nuance of sound with his voice. On "Risky Business", he recruits WADE08 and Dee Dot Jones for [...]

By |May 29, 2020|Tags: |
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