Four local release shows this weekend: Philistines/MINOT, Tussle, Glitter Wizard, Trails and Ways

If you're not sure what to do this weekend, consider four options featuring local bands celebrating new releases: Tonight is Y La Bamba's second night at Amnesia, and they'll be supported by Trails and Ways, who have a new 7" single via Turntable Kitchen. The B-side is this cover of Miguel's "Sure Thing." Over at the Hemlock Tavern on Friday night, heavy rockers Glitter Wizard will be partying for the release of their latest album, Hunting Gatherers, on Captcha Records. Stream the whole new album below. Hunting Gatherers by Glitter Wizard One night later -- that's Saturday -- at the [...]

Mixtape: The Sounds of The Bay Brewed 2012 (Podcast #292)

Mixtape: The Sounds of The Bay Brewed 2012 (Podcast #292) On Saturday, December 1st, we're proud to be throwing San Francisco’s only rock and roll beer festival, The Bay Brewed 2012, where we'll be taking over Public Works for a full afternoon of tasty craft brews and great indie music. It's a can't-miss festival featuring music performances by Bear in Heaven, Sonny & the Sunsets, Born Gold, Blasted Canyons, James & Evander, and Trails and Ways, and unlimited beer tasting from twelve great SF Brewers Guild breweries. To get you psyched for the festival, enjoy this mixtape, which collects fourteen songs from all [...]

Hear the latest tune from Trails and Ways, "Border Crosser"

As they push forward to the release of their debut album Trilingual, Oakland's Trails and Ways have shared with us another solid track, titled "Border Crosser." Written by rhythm guitarist/synther KBB, "Crosser" is meant to channel a 1942 love letter between his grandparents - following their emigration from Europe to the Middle East and eventually California. You can grab a free download of the song with a simple "Like" over on Facebook. As they explained to us recently, the band is dedicating the rest of the year to Trilingual's completion, along with releasing videos for "Border Crosser" and past Bay [...]

Trails and Ways – "Nunca"

Nunca by TRAILS AND WAYS In April we tipped you off on the new track by Trails and Ways, "Tereza," off their forthcoming album Trilingual. The band has posted a second song from this effort, "Nunca." The band explains: "This one is a noisy, upbeat Brazilian groove, inspired by a hot June day in Sao Paulo listening to Drake and Jorge Ben. More on the way." The band also just posted a video for the song, which you can see below. Trails will be opening for Birds & Batteries on August 3rd at The Rickshaw Stop, along with Radiation City, [...]

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 [...]

Trails and Ways – "Tereza"

Wasting no time in penning a follow-up to 2011's Temporal, Oakland's Trails and Ways are offering the first track to upcoming LP Trilingual for free over on Bandcamp. The track is titled "Tereza" and you can check it out below. Tereza by TRAILS AND WAYS The band also plays the Rickshaw on April 25th, supporting The SHE'S and The Bilinda Butchers, where we hope to get a glimpse of additional Trilingual cuts. The SHE'S, The Bilinda Butchers, Trails and Ways Rickshaw Stop April 25, 2012 8pm, $10

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Live This Month: December 2011 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #262)

Live This Month: December 2011 (Podcast #262) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. For a month when few new records are coming out and music journalists spend a lot of time meticulously crafting numerical lists of their favorite albums of the year, there are still a wealth of great live shows hitting the San Francisco area in December. Bands that had big years in 2011 - including Other Lives, Cass McCombs, and Baths - are making return visits, while locals like [...]

Taking Stock of October: Fourteen of our favorite songs from the blog last month

If you're anything like me, you know how difficult it can be to keep track of all of the new music that's constantly floating around the Internet. 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 fourteen new tracks from Bay Area bands that were posted on in October, with links below to download each of them individually. The Bay Bridged - Best of the Blog October 2011 Mixtape Tracklisting: 1. PreTeen - "Left Hand Blues" 2. Wax Idols – "Gold Sneakers" 3. [...]

Trails and Ways – “Midnight City” (M83 cover) / “No Wisdom”

Midnight City (M83 Cover) by TRAILS AND WAYS Trails and Ways (previously known as Trails) have nailed the cover song thing before, and here they apply their talents to transform M83's "Midnight City" into a swinging slice of indie pop. The cover is one of two new songs the band is giving away. Take a listen to "No Wisdom" below. No Wisdom by TRAILS AND WAYS

By |October 26, 2011|Tags: , |
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