Blood Sister releases debut 7-inch on Grabbing Clouds

San Francisco's Blood Sister is giving us the goosebumps with the recent release of its debut vinyl offering. The Dysphoria 7-inch is now available from Grabbing Clouds Records and Tapes. Featuring the title track plus "Nothing" on the flip side, Dysphoria is limited to 100 white records with red and black splatter, plus 200 in classic black (both pictured above). Digital downloads are available from Bandcamp, while vinyl copies can be purchased at Aquarius Records or directly from the label while supplies last. The album artwork is credited to Tristan Arcelona, with layout by Billy Werch. Blood Sister is the [...]

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Painted Palms close out 2014 at Bottom of the Hill with Waterstrider and Blood Sister

What's that? You have no idea how to celebrate the end of 2014? Fortunately for you, Painted Palms knows how to end a year - with a show at Bottom of the Hill. Yes, you can either partake in the more cliche New Year's Eve rituals - bar-hopping, house parties, playing a drinking game to Anderson Cooper's Times Square coverage on CNN, taking a shot every time he awkwardly laughs at one of Kathy Griffin's uncomfortable jokes - or you can come dancing to the band's unique genre mashing electro-indie-rock sound. The group has plenty of reason to rejoice in 2014, a [...]

Mixtape: Hidden Gems from San Francisco Music in 2014 Download: Mixtape: Catching Up With Some Former Locals (Podcast #350) 2014 was another great year for releases from Bay Area bands, but some of the year's most impressive releases may not have initially received the attention they deserved. Those sorts of oversights are understandable given the volume of new albums coming out year-round. Still, as we approach the time of year when people naturally begin assembling their "Best of 2014" lists, it seemed like the right point to look back at ten of the year's most interesting local releases that may not have gotten their due when they arrived. [...]

Premiere: Blood Sister pays homage to ’80s cult flick in video for “Ghost Twin”

"You wanna know who and what I am?" asks a heavily-made up woman with a vacant stare in her blurred, VHS-quality eyes. "I'm a killer." Fair enough. You've chosen homicide as your career path – not exactly reasonable or rational, but unfortunately nothing too out of the ordinary. But no, this maniac just wants everyone to be clear about how she goes about committing her crimes: "I kill with my cunt." Yep, that's how Blood Sister’s new video for "Ghost Twin" kicks off, but it's not exactly new footage – the video, produced by the band's frontman Ezana Edwards, pulls [...]

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Blood Sister shares “Ghost Twin”, releasing self-titled EP on Bloodmoss Records

San Francisco's Blood Sister is gearing up for the release of their self-titled EP on September 30 on Bloodmoss Records, and the band is now streaming "Ghost Twin", the second song they've shared from that new record. The new track, like its predecessor "Paralysis", projects an aggressive yet melodic wall of sound replete with screeching guitars and swells of noise. Blood Sister celebrates the release of their self-titled EP on September 26 at Thee Parkside with Tiaras, Zeahorse, and Squaw. Led by guitarist and singer Ezana Edwards, formerly of Brooklyn act Night Manager who now lives in San Francisco, the [...]

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Blood Sister, All Your Sisters, That Ghost at the Hemlock tonight

The music of San Francisco’s Blood Sister is a dizzy whirlwind of fuzzed out shoegaze. Each song, an articulated tribute to guitars drenched in distortion, is thoughtfully paired with heavy, slow and swirling vocals. Tonight, Blood Sister will be performing at the Hemlock Tavern alongside local acts All Your Sisters and That Ghost. Santa Rosa's That Ghost is worth noting and catching early before the rest of the night's performers. The project, the solo endeavor of musician Ryan Thomas Schmale, is a catalyst of gloomy, bedroom pop. Having released various full length albums and EPs, his music has fluctuated from sleepy, lo-fi [...]

Mikal Cronin continues to ride high in Noise Pop gig at The Chapel

Photos by Daniel Kielman Noise Pop always saves the best for Saturday. As part of the weekend festivities, The Chapel hosted San Francisco’s newest favorite son Mikal Cronin, along with fuzzy West Coast compatriots Vertical Scratchers, Old Light, and Blood Sister. At about 11pm, Cronin, clad in the shabby summer-camp tie-dye that’s become his trademark, started up. Backed by a band of longhairs that would have gotten under the skin of the establishment in the ‘60s, he wasted little time launching into a set of hit after hit. Cronin’s been on a career high for the last year or so, [...]

Future Twin, Cocktails, & Blood Sister rocked our Noise Pop Happy Hour

Photos by Daniel Kielman Not to brag or anything (OK, totally to brag), but we throw one hell of a party. To welcome in the weekend of 2014’s Noise Pop, The Bay Bridged hosted a few of our favorite bands — and at least 100 now-close friends — at Bender’s on South Van Ness. The lineup read like a Bay Bridged Class of 2013, starting with Blood Sister. Blood Sister, who played with Mikal Cronin at The Chapel the night after, put forth a fun collection of their slightly-askew rock ‘n’ roll as folks filed in and first rounds were [...]

Tonight: The Bay Bridged Presents: A Noise Pop Happy Hour with Future Twin, Cocktails, and Blood Sister

The twenty-second iteration of Noise Pop runs from February 25 through March 2, and features a slate of shows chock full of some of the best local and out-of-town independent acts playing in venues all around the City by the Bay. As in previous years, there will be a series of free happy hour shows at Bender's Bar, and we are pleased to announce that The Bay Bridged is returning to host yet another Noise Pop Happy Hour on Friday, February 28. The show will feature three of our favorite, young local acts. The Bay Bridged Presents: A Noise Pop [...] and Father/Daughter showcase at The Knockout

San Francisco's most secretly located underground radio station and the darling Father/Daughter Records are teaming up to present a showcase at Bernal Heights' Knockout this Thursday. City-based headliners Cocktails, who have opened for the likes of Mac DeMarco and Parquet Courts, are a power-pop group (who just threw down a new track). They'll be releasing a 7-inch called Friday at the show. Brooklyn's Blood Sister, which features members from Night Manager, Ganglians, and Warm Soda, will be making their first San Francisco appearance. The noise-pop project, which includes San Francisco native Ezana Edwards, self-released an EP (titled ‡) earlier this year. The first single for the EP, "Why Would You" (NSFW video [...]

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