Premiere: Lapel sings “Fumes” at 25th Street Recording

If you follow Lapel on social media, you might have seen this video already. But for its official blog debut, we're bringing you her song "Fumes," performed at Oakland's 25th Street Recording, a dark-but-sparkling track with serious '90s vibes at the chorus. "Fumes" comes from her celebrated full-length, Periphery — her first under the name Lapel — which wowed locals last year. Want to see her in person? You can check her out with Gardens & Villa at the Chapel on January 25. Gardens & Villa, Lapel The Chapel January 25, 2019 9pm, $16

By |January 17, 2019|Tags: |

We’re co-presenting Lapel and Emily Afton at Cafe du Nord. Join us.

If you haven't heard Lapel's debut record, Periphery, by now, after all our shouting about it, we aren't sure what it will take for you to do so. One way you can help us help you: Head out to Cafe du Nord on October 11 and hear it live and in person. To be clear, this isnt Lapel's "debut" in the truest sense of the word: Debbie Neigher has been slowly making a transformation from the piano-based balladry made under her given name to the smooth electronic sounds and urgent themes of Lapel. Featuring a backing band bursting at the [...]

By |October 5, 2018|Tags: , , |

Lapel releases her debut album ‘Periphery’ featuring “Less of a Woman”

Congrats are in order for San Francisco synth pop artist Debbie Neigher who now goes by the monkier Lapel. Today she drops her debut album Periphery featuring the single "Less of a Woman." The single alone was previously chosen by Harvard MBA grad and feminist musician Madame Gandhi (The Fader, Billboard, Vogue) for her weekly Spotify playlist, "The Future is Female." This is a new venture for Lapel. “With Lapel, it finally feels like I’m making the music I’m supposed to make,” Neigher says. “It feels exciting and genuine to me. On this record, I really wanted to rip the [...]

By |September 14, 2018|Tags: |

Mixtape: Bay Area Musicians to Watch in 2018

This episode first ran on Download: Mixtape: Bay Area Musicians to Watch in 2018 (Podcast #421) Despite the many challenges that unfortunately failed to disappear at the end of 2017, one bright spot for 2018 is the wealth of emerging Bay Area musicians and bands poised for significant growth this year. This mix showcases fourteen of our picks for local artists to watch in the coming months, with highlights in a variety of genres, including hip hop, electronic pop, folk and punk. Several of the acts included here released acclaimed projects in 2017. Rose Droll's debut EP Photograph [...]

Bands In Portrait: Lapel

“I always look at past records like prom dresses,” explains San Francisco based singer-songwriter Debbie Neigher. “At the time you thought you were just the star — you felt so awesome, and you thought that you were wearing the most beautiful dress in the world...And then, you look back at photos, and you're like, 'How did I walk out of the house in that?'" Neigher has been a songwriter in the Bay Area for around seven years, and right now she is in a period of transition. After touring piano-based music for almost a decade, she came to the point [...]

By |September 28, 2017|Tags: |
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