5 Bay Area Albums You May Have Missed in 2020

Words by William Wayland As I write this, nationwide deaths from COVID-19 are expected to surpass 600,000 in only a few months. We’re close to a year without live music and it’s just hard to watch shows on Zoom. I applaud everyone who's trying but it’s just not the same. Right? Is it just me? All of this makes it hard to hear about new releases, so I’ve compiled a few from Bay Area artists that have helped me get through shelter-in-place so far. This isn’t a “Best Of”, it’s just a few words about local music you may have missed because [...]

Shutups come through heavy with “Cement Hands”

Off the heels of “Yellowjacket," here comes Shutups with “Cement Hands,” the second single from their upcoming Every Day I'm Less Zen album. With the release of the new single, the indie punk duo will be hosting a release party tonight at the Golden Bull with fellow Oakland bands Diesel Dudes, Lofter, New Circle and Rex Ruit. The song’s title comes from drummer Mia’s childhood nickname for her unintentionally strong punches to her siblings. In context of the song, it means metaphorically getting your heart crushed by a lover’s hands. Shutups will have additional shows around the Bay Area with [...]

By |May 16, 2019|Tags: |

Shutups debut new single and video for “Yellowjacket”

(photo: Nate Gilchrest) Oakland indie punk duo, Shutups, begin the road to their album debut with their first single, "Yellowjacket." After four EPs, the band will finally be releasing Every Day I'm Less Zen sometime planned this summer. The debut album is produced by Cody Votolato of the Blood Brothers and is being released through Astro Lizard Records. With the release of Yellowjacket, Shutups with be having a release show tonight at Oakland Secret at 6 pm, with

By |March 22, 2019|Tags: |
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