oOoOO album preview with Groundislava at Public Works 5/4/13

Flip your crosses and triangles upside down, oOoOO is back for another round. In the wake of two decreasingly dark EPs, San Francisco-based electronic musician Chris Dexter (the man behind oOoOO) is finally releasing his full-length debut this summer. Lucky for us, Future|Perfect is throwing an album preview party this Saturday, May 4 at Public Works. Groundislava, DJ Dials, and Marco de la Vega will round out the bill. The album, titled Without Your Love, is set for a June 24 release on Dexter's new label Nihjgt Feelings. Stream the LP's first single "Stay Here" below, featuring the vocals of [...]

April's Best: Our favorite Bay Area songs from the blog last month

Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. So much good stuff came our way in April that we've actually got a two-part mix of blog songs this time. As always, we've included links below to download each of these songs individually. Mixtape: Best of the Blog April 2012 (Part 1) Mixtape: Best of the Blog April 2012 (Part 2) Tracklisting: Mix 1 1. Exray's - "Ancient Thing" 2. PreTeen - "Nueva York Is Too Far (from me)" 3. Swiftumz - "Willy" 4. Big Drag - "Let You [...]

oOoOO – "CoachBagg"

oOoOO, the darkwave/witch house/chillwave/whatever-you-wanna-call-it project of Chris Dexter Greenspan, has just dropped a new track, "CoachBagg." You can stream it below, or cop a free download by clicking here. "CoachBagg" is a peculiarly mesmerizing piece of music, as we've come to expect from oOoOO, and the namesake sample, a woman rap-singing "I need a coach bag" (taken from Three 6 Mafia's "Late Nite Tip", itself a downtempo, slow-burner of a cut), does nothing to break the hypnotic spell the music weaves. The song does just kind of cut off at the end, though — but perhaps that's because it's an [...]

By |April 17, 2012|Tags: |

February's Best: Our favorite Bay Area songs from the blog last month

Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. Gathered in the mix are over a dozen new tracks that were posted on in February, with links below to download each of them individually. Mixtape: Best of the Blog February 2012 Tracklisting: 1. Swiftumz – “More Than Sleep” 2. Sea of Bees - "Strikefoot (Live)" 3. Churches – “Feel Alright” 4. Ceremony – “Adult” 5. Sourpatch – “Cynthia Ann” 6. Hunx – “Always Forever” 7. Chuck Prophet – “Castro Halloween” 8. Howlin Rain - "Phantom in the Valley" [...]

Noise Pop 2012: Grimes, oOoOO, Born Gold, Yalls @ Rickshaw Stop 2/22/12

Photos: Nicole L. Browner [nggallery id=120222-np-grimes] Wednesday night's Noise Pop show at the Rickshaw Stop should have been titled, "The Case for Live Electronica," as all four performers offered unique arguments in support of taking synth-driven pop off of the hard drive and onto the stage. I've been following Yalls for some time now, to the extent it's been possible to keep up with Dan Casey's steady stream of new electronic jams, but the show opener's set really made me take notice. You never know what a one-man-and-some-synths operation is going to turn into, but Dan's morphed into a charisimatic [...]

By |February 24, 2012|Tags: , , , |

Mixtape: Twenty Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #271)

Mixtape: Twenty Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #271) Noise Pop 20 is just weeks away. From February 21st through the 26th, over one hundred bands will take over SF's venues for six days celebrating independent music. True to form, this year's Noise Pop Festival includes an eclectic mix of veterans and emerging artists, and you'd be wise to buy your tickets soon, because many shows are starting to sell out. To get familiar with many of the bands performing at Noise Pop this year, here's the first of two mixtapes showcasing music from performing artists. To find out when [...]

oOoOO – “NoWayBack (featuring Butterclock)”

oOoOO – "NoWayBack (featuring Butterclock)" "NoWayBack" is a beautiful-yet-brooding new song from Our Loving Is Hurting Us, the forthcoming EP from San Francisco's oOoOO. The EP's out on Tri Angle Records in April, and oOoOO co-headlines with Grimes at the Rickshaw Stop on February 22nd for Noise Pop. (Via Stereogum)

By |February 3, 2012|Tags: |

Tri-Angle Records tour coming to 103 Harriet: oOoOO (live debut), Water Borders, White Ring and more

oOoOO - "Hearts" Water Borders – “What Wiwant” Call the music witch house, drag, or just experimental electronica, Tri-Angle Records has been at the center of a movement that's gained a lot of acclaim, and the label's artists are joining together for the "There’s Only One Angel in Heaven" tour. The tour comes to 103 Harriet on August 19th ($15, 10pm), with live sets from SF's oOoOO, Water Borders, and D33j, as well as White Ring, Clams Casino, Shlohmo, and Babe Rainbow. Making the night extra special, it's oOoOO's live debut. Listen to music from all of the performers above [...]

Recommended tonight: Eskmo, Blackbird Blackbird, oOoOO, DJG at The Independent

The Independent tonight (9pm, $15) hosts four flavors of SF electronic pop, with Eskmo, Blackbird Blackbird (performing with a full band), oOoOO, and DJG. Eskmo - "Cloudlight" Blackbird Blackbird – "Give You Everything" oOoOO - "Hearts" A portion of proceeds from tonight's show benefit the Mission-based nonprofit Precita Eyes, which "seeks to enrich and beautify urban environments and educate communities locally and internationally about the process and the history of public community mural art."

A Bay Area electronic pop mixtape, featuring Blackbird Blackbird, Electric Sunset, oOoOO, and more (Podcast #235)

A Bay Area Electronic Pop Mixtape (Podcast #235) In compiling this mix of new and recent music from eleven San Francisco Bay Area-based artists, I've searched in vain for a singular theory to explain the recent proliferation of local electronic pop. Does the tech-heavy business climate here mean techier indie musicians, geeking out on synth sequencing and effects? Or are the Bay's bedroom pop songwriters employing more electronics as it continues to get easier to manipulate software synths to create satisfying layers of sound? Most likely, there's no single answer to explain the catchy melodies and experimental approaches employed by [...]

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