Madeline Kenney debuts woozy “Signals,” signs to Company Records

Are your eyes on Madeline Kenney yet? I feel like that's how every post we write about her here on The Bay Bridged starts. But we're serious! The last time we checked up on her, we premiered her dreamy single "Tricky Way," and now, three months later, a tiny little music blog called Stereogum picked up her latest track, the magical, slow-burning "Signals," which was produced by Chaz Bundick of Toro Y Moi. The Oakland-by-way-of-Seattle musician, now backed by members of Perhapsy, Bells Atlas, and Astronauts, etc, create magic on the title track of her new EP. At the start, [...]

Premiere: Madeline Kenney – “Tricky Way”

Are you watching Madeline Kenney, as we suggested you do last week? If not, now's the perfect time to start. Today, Madeline is premiering her new track "Tricky Way", her first new release since we shared the video for "Heart Lion" last year. Kenney tells me the track is about " about being amazed/ appreciative to have friends all around me, even when I mess up, which I do. A lot." One thing that strikes me listening to "Tricky Way" is how effectively Madeline uses unexpected rhythms and silence to give an otherwise laid back and dreamy vibe an unexpected, [...]

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Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2016 Download: Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2016 (Podcast #379) Every year, it's an exciting challenge to compile our "Bands to Watch" mixtape: exciting because it heralds another year full of great music from the Bay Area's rising stars, and a challenge because there are far too many young acts worth including. This year's mix of bands to keep an eye on in 2016 collects fourteen artists from around the Bay Area. Notably, all of them are new to The Bay Bridged podcast, offering a variety of sounds that include forward-thinking bedroom pop, stripped-down singer-songwriter tunes, energized [...]

Video premiere: Madeline Kenney brings the “general badassery” in “Heart Lion”

Photo: Jill Hammond Bay Area, meet Oakland's Madeline Kenney. Madeline's a recent Seattle transplant who is sharing a brand new video for her track "Heart Lion" for the first time today, and it's one hell of an introduction. Kenney shot the video herself with friends she has made since the move, who as she puts it, are "displaying their general badassery and destroying their insecurities in the process. (In this case, embodied by me....covered in glitter.)" It definitely brings general baddassery from the women along with some great East Bay shots but the song itself is phenomenal on [...]

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