Tarnation’s ‘What Is and Was’ is a year old. Now’s a good time to listen.

All too often in this age of music journalism centering on the newest and hottest, gems sometimes slip through the cracks and unfortunately miss that magic window of coverage when it's "new." Paula Frazer and Tarnation's What is and Was turned a year old last month, and it's a gem I don't want to let slip through the cracks any longer. I'm not entirely sure why we missed it when it was "new," but luckily our coverage of Jacob Aranda's debut led me back to it. Throughout What Is and Was, Tarnation sets up a world where Paula Frazer's soaring [...]

Mixtape: New Music from Longtime Bay Area Artists

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Veteran_Artists_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: New Music from Longtime Bay Area Artists (Podcast #413) Between streaming music services and social media, it feels easier than ever to find and consume an endless supply of new bands. But all of that access can also make it more challenging to find the time to keep up with previous favorites. There are plenty of good reasons to get excited about young bands, debut albums, and the prospect of discovering emerging artists, but there's also something uniquely rewarding to watching a great musician's career evolve over time. This mixtape collects new and recent music from twelve [...]

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