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, [...]
Parentz share “LoseCTRL,” playing Great American Music Hall with Tennyson
It's finally Friday, and you know what that means: another sexy single from Bay Area duo PARENTZ courtesy of Popgang Records. The series of weekly digital releases has been dubbed "Last Fridays," offering up a brand new PARENTZ track each Friday this fall. This week it's time to lose control to PARENTZ' newest PBR&B jam titled, well, "LoseCTRL" (listen below). https://soundcloud.com/parentz/losectrl If you missed Last Friday's previous track releases, check out "Single" and "Secret Crush" below. Also if you're still working on your "Beach Body," it's not too late. PARENTZ will perform their first show at Great American Music Hall [...]
LMSFN brings Dam-Funk, Alina Bea to Eli’s tonight!
Never fear, Bay Bridged readers, we have your Friday night plans handled. If you're looking for a stacked lineup to cap off your week, look no further than Eli's Mile High Club at 8pm tonight — this local-weighted bill is a doozy. An expertly curated blend of hip-hop and electro-pop, Eli's, in conjunction with concert promo collective LMSFN (go ahead and guess what the F stands for), has Parentz, Dam-Funk, Adam Vida, and Alina Bea slated for sets, with records slung by B-Side Brujas in between. SUP Street Food will also be slingin' snacks. Tickets are $10 presale, $15 at [...]
Parentz share savory snacks in new “Beach Body” video
Oakland electronic duo Parentz are back with a brand new video for their recent single, "Beach Body." The duo's dance-ready R&B ode to junk food celebrates the much sought-after summer physique — or, in many cases, the lack thereof. The official music video features a variety of savory snacks to party with. Catch frontman Jeremy Sullivan singing with his mouth full, then go ahead and treat yourself to a popcorn shower after you smash that sexy "play" button below. https://youtu.be/m23nIjrkkvA The digital track, mastered by Matt Tammariello, is available for download via Bandcamp. Damn, now I'm hungry. Anyone else ready [...]
Video: Parentz – "Fly"
Parentz's new video for "Fly" recently premiered on Portals. "Fly" is a track from F-P&B<3Z, Part 1 EP - the first from a series of three new EP releases from the Berkeley outfit (his first new set of music since 2011's Big). No word yet on when the additional two new EPs will be released, but stay tuned! Check out F-P&B<3Z, Part 1 in full via Bandcamp.
Premiere: Running in the Fog – "Silver" (headlining The Knockout 5/6/13)
The silver blanket of fog is slowly beginning to recede as summer takes ahold of the City, and Amanda Harper is shining brightly on the San Francisco scene. Her ethereal synth pop project Running in the Fog will headline the third official Professional Fans showcase at The Knockout on Monday, May 6 with support from Bay Area pop peers Parentz and Eitch, and we are delighted to premiere Harper's new single "Silver" exclusively here on The Bay Bridged. She performed a live version of the song during the previous Professional Fans showcase at DNA Lounge, accompanied by drummer Zack Ehrlich, [...]
Mixtape: Bay Area Artists, Remixing and Remixed (Podcast #304)
Mixtape: Bay Area Artists, Remixing and Remixed (Podcast #304) All too frequently, remixes are just okay, but when they are great, they're really something special. A truly great remix can shed new light on the original artist's work and stand on its own as a unique creation. That's no easy feat, either, given the tension between staying true to an original song's components and a reworker's desire to create something new and personal. These days, it feels far too easy to get remix fatigue. Reworkings seem to pop up almost immediately after original songs are released, and they can come [...]
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 [...]
B. Hamilton — "Gold Tooth" (Parentz Remix)
Remixes are normally a maximalist paradise — add drums, add reverb, add distortion. Rarely does one find a remix that strips a track down to its bare essential (that particular job is typically taken up by the lead singer and an acoustic guitar). East Bay future-pop producer Parentz, however, succeeds in turning "Gold Tooth" — one of the stand-out tracks from Oakland-based B. Hamilton's Everything I Own Is Broken LP — into a plaintive, string anchored track in this new remix. Instead of studio tricks, Parentz injects a healthy dose of emotion to the song by placing rise and fall [...]
Video: Parentz – “Back It Up”
If your climate's currently offering you grey skies or worse, enjoy this fun-in-the-sun video from Oakland's Parentz. "Back It Up" comes from Big, which you can stream below. (Via Get Off The Coast) Big by PARENTZ