Premiere: Four rad, noisy songs from Mother Room and Teal’s new split cassette

Mother Room and Teal - photo by Lauren Luck The Native Sound may be a New York-based record label, but they've been steadily releasing an diverse array of Bay Area acts for some time now, including John Vanderslice, King Woman, Unconditional Arms, and more. The label's latest is a split cassette from two Oakland artists that take different, but equally intriguing approaches to harnessing atmosphere and noise: Mother Room and Teal. The functionally-named Split marks the sixth release from James Meuleners' Mother Room (in two years!), with two tracks that feel unsettling and entrancing. The haunted atmospherics convey a sense [...]

By |December 9, 2015|Tags: , |

Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2015 Download: Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2015 (Podcast #357) What does 2015 have in store for San Francisco Bay Area music? Using our very scientific prognostication tools, this mixtape seeks to answer that question, highlighting emerging bands in a number of genres that are poised to have breakout years. Some have upcoming albums or tours, while others are continuing to gain acclaim from their 2014 releases. Whatever the case, these are fourteen local bands to watch this year. Many of them are new to our podcast, and all of them are worth checking out in the [...]

Unconditional Arms, Mother Room to play book release party at The Honey Hive Gallery

Oakland post-rockers Unconditional Arms and lo-fi noise project Mother Room are both known for creating lush, almost cinematic music. The chance to see them together is not to be missed, even if it is in celebration of still images instead of those newfangled motion pictures. Both bands are playing the release party for new music photography book Sentimental Sounds by Senny Mau, who wrote on Facebook: "It's been a tough year of working on it, but, it's also been great because I got to meet a lot of sick people and have made some new friends along the way. You have [...]

By |February 10, 2015|Tags: , |

Video Premiere: Mother Room – “Debt Collector”

Last April, The Bay Bridged premiered the first single from Mother Room, a new lo-fi electronic project started by James Meuleners in his Oakland bedroom. Today, we're happily premiering the video, an appropriately moody and sinister clip for the droney, bass-heavy track. "Debt Collector" comes from Mother Room's debut album Scorched, out now on Native Sound.

By |December 11, 2014|Tags: |

Premiere: Mother Room – “Debt Collector”

Coming from Oakland, Mother Room is the name of the lo-fi solo project of James Meuleners, formerly of Burnt Thrones Club. Today, we're premiering Mother Room's new song "Debt Collector," off of his debut LP, Scorched, set for release later this spring. Formed just last October, Mother Room takes on a lo-fi experimental sound that is menacing and heavy. "Debt Collector" features a cacophony of Meulerners' vocals, screaming guitar, repetitive and thumping bass and guitar, and a consistent rhythm that feels identical to a racing heartbeat. It's a dark and enthralling song that will leave you aching for just a bit more. One thing's for sure: this nearly [...]

By |April 23, 2014|Tags: |
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