Mixtape: New Releases from Some of the Bay Area’s Best Record Labels

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Record_Labels_2016_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: New Releases from Some of the Bay Area's Best Record Labels (Podcast #393) Support for this podcast is provided by Goldstar. Visit their web site at goldstar.com/thebaybridged The post first ran on KQED.org. A record label may not be a necessity for a musician in 2016, considering the remarkable ease with which anyone can record an album and put it out into the world, and its benefits may not be obvious to some, given the precarious state of the music industry as a whole. Still, amidst the sea of countless new releases every week, there's undeniable value [...]

Premiere: Listen to the dark sounds of Teal’s “See Myself to the Door”

James Rodgers of Teal is a busy man. When he's not drumming with Creative Adult, he's been recording and performing as Teal, which began as a solo project but has evolved into more of a full band over time. After a full length and a pair of split EP's in less than two years, Teal is set to release yet another full length, Near The Ground, on Broke Hatrè May 13. Preorder your cassette now for just $5 (Rogers tells me it will jump to $8 after the official release). One of the from Near the Ground has already premiered [...]

By |May 2, 2016|Tags: |

Premiere: Four rad, noisy songs from Mother Room and Teal’s new split cassette

Mother Room and Teal - photo by Lauren Luck The Native Sound may be a New York-based record label, but they've been steadily releasing an diverse array of Bay Area acts for some time now, including John Vanderslice, King Woman, Unconditional Arms, and more. The label's latest is a split cassette from two Oakland artists that take different, but equally intriguing approaches to harnessing atmosphere and noise: Mother Room and Teal. The functionally-named Split marks the sixth release from James Meuleners' Mother Room (in two years!), with two tracks that feel unsettling and entrancing. The haunted atmospherics convey a sense [...]

By |December 9, 2015|Tags: , |

Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2015

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Bands_To_Watch_2015.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2015 (Podcast #357) What does 2015 have in store for San Francisco Bay Area music? Using our very scientific prognostication tools, this mixtape seeks to answer that question, highlighting emerging bands in a number of genres that are poised to have breakout years. Some have upcoming albums or tours, while others are continuing to gain acclaim from their 2014 releases. Whatever the case, these are fourteen local bands to watch this year. Many of them are new to our podcast, and all of them are worth checking out in the [...]

Premiere: Teal – “Moving Out”

Teal is a new solo project from Santa Rosa's James Rogers, who also mans the drums for Creative Adult. With Teal, Rogers has crafted a sound that refreshingly avoids fitting into any ready-made scene; appropriately heavy drums and big, droning vocals over layers of fuzz combine in a way that feels entirely new. Today, we're excited to share the scone track from Teal's forthcoming album Flowers Will Lay Upon Me, out February 27 on Broke Hatrê Records (CD) and Casino Trash Records (cassette). "Moving Out" is Rogers' somewhat...dark take on an ex-roommate as Rogers was literally moving out. "He was [...]

By |February 18, 2015|Tags: |
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