Mixtape: Great Bay Area Record Labels

Editor's note: Following the original publication of this post, we were alerted to the announcement that Death Records has closed following accusations of sexual assault against founder Brian Wakefield. Based on this news, we have removed Death Records from this post and mixtape. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Record_Labels_2017_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Great Bay Area Record Labels (Podcast #416) This episode originally ran on KQED.org. Record labels can play an important role in nurturing the growth of emerging musicians, and the Bay Area’s many local independent labels are a key piece of the vibrant local music scene. Bay Area labels help the region's musicians develop, release, [...]

Oakland’s O.C.D. put a smile-inducing spin on shoegaze with debut EP

News of Oakland's O.C.D. and their debut EP came onto our plate fairly recently, but boy, it was a tasty bite of musical goodness. Growth is the five-piece's first output as a band, put out by the New York-based boutique label Native Sound last Friday, and its six tracks explore love, loss, and growing up in a shoegazey dreamland. With the EP opener "All the Things I Know" clocking in at just under six minutes, it's clear O.C.D. is exploring as many ideas they can fit the space they carve out, which is a great quality to have as a [...]

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