Behind The Scenes: courtship.

courtship. (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) I quickly got to learn three facts when I met up with courtship. on the duo's last stop in San Francisco: Pinball Machines should really take debit cards, it's hard to stop laughing long enough to snap a picture when adventuring with the pair, and lastly, Eli Hirsch and Micah Gordon can find a place to buy yerba mate at the blink of an eye. The band's upbeat attitude is a perfect fit for the music they pen. We meet on a day that was oddly warm for San Francisco, yet reflective of  courtship.'s sunny feel-good tunes. [...]

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Mixtape: Bay Area Artists, Remixing and Remixed (Podcast #304)

Mixtape: Bay Area Artists, Remixing and Remixed (Podcast #304) All too frequently, remixes are just okay, but when they are great, they're really something special. A truly great remix can shed new light on the original artist's work and stand on its own as a unique creation. That's no easy feat, either, given the tension between staying true to an original song's components and a reworker's desire to create something new and personal. These days, it feels far too easy to get remix fatigue. Reworkings seem to pop up almost immediately after original songs are released, and they can come [...]

From the Mailbag: Big Tree, Grand Lodge, Courtship

We get more submissions than we can handle here at TBB, so periodically we'll dip into the mailbag and check out a bunch of songs we've recently received. As always, feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments. Big Tree - "The Concurrence Of All Things" Big Tree relocated from Brooklyn to the Bay Area last summer, and the band's been playing some local shows while working on a full length album and planning a national tour. The song above, a swirling, energized piece of folk-rock, comes from last year's Home(here) EP. Grand Lodge - "Pleasure Out [...]

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