For many of us music is visual. Our aural senses convert tones into colors and memories. Yet, rarely on a music blog do we read about the perspective of a filmmaker creating a music video. Gary Yost is a local Bay Area filmmaker that was approached by Lilie Bytheway-Hoy of the local indie band Yassou Read More
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This post is trying something a little different. Mostly I post photos and reviews of shows I went to and had a great time at, but today I wanted to help anyone in SF discover some great acts coming to town that you might not know you will love. We all know that Broken Bells Read More
Last week San Francisco rockers French Cassettes rang in the Year of the Horse by playing their uber-catchy “Too Young” in Chinatown. Stroll with them down Grant Street as they dodge firecrackers, make some new fans and hit enough angelic harmonies to make Dick Cheney swoon. “Too Young” via Oaktown Indie Mayhem
Hot on the heels of their re-imagining of Little Dragon’s “Twice,” comes another release from East Bay standouts Waterstrider. “Redwood” finds the band leaving behind their afro-pop roots for a bolder, more expansive sound. Drums boom, guitars twist like vines around the bones of the song, and Nate Salman’s voice pulls at your ears and Read More
What do you get when you put together Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Four Tet, Sampha and Jamie XX on the radio? Three hours of classics and unique hits. The artists gathered last night at FBi 94.5 in Sydney, taking a break from each of their tours which converged at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival. A highlight, was the debuting of Four Read More
The future house producer, Autograf, has put together a warm remix of “The Fire,” a track birthed from the collaboration of French Horn Rebellion and Savoir Adore. Shout out to Indie Shuffle.
Along their tour stop in San Francisco, Elle Mary & The Bad Men, an alt-folk group from Manchester UK assembled a montage of picturesque scenes from the Bay Area. They’ve compiled those images for the video of their song “Angels.” The single was released by digital label, Tru Luv.
I made this mixtape as an ode to Ray Bradbury, having read three of his novels in the past two months. I find his writing extremely relevant to where we are as a society at this juncture in time. His visual imagery is full of stark realities, hopeful futures, and inconclusive landscapes that inspire you Read More
Was it the similar last names that tip producer, Amerigo Gazaway, off on this perfect match? Matching Yasiin Bey’s (formerly Mos Def) “Travellin’ Man” and Marvin Gaye samples– the “Inner City Travellin’ Man” takes a sweet, soulful twist on two old gems.
Almost a year to the date, Tame Impala released the NSFW video for “Mind Mischief” from their stellar 2012 album, Lonerism. If you haven’t listened to the album, read here why it made our Best Albums of 2012 list.