Music Submissions

Take Back the Night: Phantogram @ Amoeba Records


Last Wednesday, following an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and the day before a sold-out show at Oakland’s Fox Theater, rising New York duo Phantogram treated San Francisco to a (free!) four-song set at Amoeba Records, highlighting material from their new record, Voices. This was their first Bay Area appearance since a dominating performance at last year’s Treasure Read More

Anna Calvi “Blackout”


This song first caught my attention because I thought it was Chrissie Hynde, and as a lifelong Pretender’s fan, I don’t say that lightly. Calvi’s flippantly cool, I-won’t-wallow-in-my-pain, track is reminiscent of one of my favorite Pretender’s songs, “Don’t Get Me Wrong.” Brian Eno referred to her as “the best thing since Patti Smith.” Comparison’s Read More

Soundcloud Submissions


Souncloud submissions. Simply put, bands we’ve taken note whom have submitted their music to us via Soundcloud. Each track is accompanied by the message sent to us. We just cut and paste (artist take notice). Now we leave it up to you. Yes, scary that we should trust the tastemakers that follow us, but we’ll Read More

[Music Submissions] Climber & Boy Eats Drum Machine


Boy Eats Drum Machine – Hoop + Wire Boy Eats Drum Machine: “Hoop +Wire” DL [audio:] Boy Eats Drum Machine is the multi-instrumental project of Jon Ragel based in Portland, Oregon. Ragel writes the lyrics, sings said lyrics, mixes, and plays the saxophone, and is on the super-hip Portland-based label Tender Loving Empire. It’s Read More

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