New Tyler Holmes EP: ‘Nothing’

Thank god for all this new music that is raining down upon us these days, eh? We're so happy to hear from Tyler Holmes again, who today released a new EP called Nothing. It's certainly not "nothing": Even though it's just under 15 minutes long, in typical Tyler fashion it'ss a mind-expanding ride (but one that, like, you can kinda dance to). Nothing by Tyler Holmes Go get it on Bandcamp, where, today only, 100% of the profits will go to Tyler.

By |May 1, 2020|Tags: |

Premiere: Roam Mendocino with Lady Fair Cigarettes in “How Did I Get Into This Bikini?”

Last week, we brought you the video for "Two Tylers" from Oakland's Tyler Holmes, and promised you another project of theirs within the next week. Today we have the video for their latest Lady Fair Cigarettes (an artistic collaboration between Tyler and vainhein) creation: "How Did I Get Into This Bikini?" In contrast to Tyler's more recent, darker singles, "Bikini" is an off-kilter video game quest set to an upbeat chorus. Not long now until DEVIL's release on August 30. Celebrate with Tyler at a release show at Pyramid Records in San Francisco.

Video Premiere: A cult convenes in Tyler Holmes’ “Two Tylers”

(photo: Adrian Octavius Walker) In a situation like this, where we are bringing you a brand-new video from an emerging artist, I would normally say something like "Be on the lookout for Tyler Holmes," but a) they've actually been around for quite some time and b) they're kind of hard to miss. The Oakland artist has been producing immersive, expansive art-pop since around 2011, but something about the new EP DEVIL seems like a leveling up. Sagging under the weight of the inescapable sadness of our time, first single "Everything Will Be Destroyed" provides a promising balm for heavy hearts. [...]

By |August 14, 2019|Tags: |

Summer Fridays at Bandcamp: Upcoming Abelton workshop, Umber release party and of course, performances

Bandcamp Oakland has quickly become a gem of a record-store-slash-performance-space for curious music junkies, local artists, and creators in the area. Peruse its selection of stellar independent records or attend one of its many upcoming events, including Oakland-based magazine Umber "The Sound Issue" release party, an Abelton User Group or back-to-back performances by Bay Bridged faves Ah Mer Ah Su, Ghost & The City and Tyler Holmes. All events are all ages and ADA-friendly. Umber "The Sound Issue" Release Party July 19, 2019 6pm, Suggested Donation: $10 Ableton User Group at Bandcamp Oakland July 25, 2019 7p, Free Bandcamp Presents: [...]

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. Download: Mixtape: Great Bay Area Record Labels (Podcast #416) This episode originally ran on 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, [...]

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