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San Francisco’s The New Up have just revealed a new track – Future is Now, taken from their as yet untitled (at least as far as we know) album, which is out in November. The band have a real DIY spirit, building their own studio to record in and recording everything between there and a …

San Francisco quartet Picture Atlantic have released their new single Billy Banker, the second single taken from their forthcoming new album, Assouf. The song itself is described by singer/guitarist Nikolaus Bartunek as being “…the satirical archetype for all the young A&R and label reps we’d meet or had met in the past. It’s not so …

Ahead of the release of their forthcoming album Other Man’s Blues, out on August 26th via Empty Cellar, San Francisco’s Magic Trick have released a couple of tracks from the record, ‘Forest of Kates’ and ‘First Thought’. The record is a loose, largely improvised affair, written by the bands songwriter Tom Cohen, and features a …

Heron Oblivion are making it easy for us to love them with their new single Your Hollows. Although they’re a new band out of San Francisco, they boast members of Sic Alps, Six Organs of Admittance, Howlin’ Rain and Feral Ohms amongst others, as well as Meg Baird of Espers. Taken from their debut self-titled …

San Franciscan six piece TAXES release their new single, Lost at Sea, backed by Your Other Left his coming Friday (November 20th) and we’re delighted to premiere remixes of both tracks by Chris Crawford from clintongore. Lost at Sea retains its form as rather a lovely little pop song that makes your heart ache a …

Photo Credit: Melissa Farley San Francisco quartet Flesh World are heading over to the UK for a bunch of dates next month including a couple of shows in London, in support of their debut album The Wild Animals in My Life, which is out now on Iron Lung Records. From it comes ‘Just To Tear …

The thing that strikes me about the opening to this album is how it manages to sound both hot and cold and the same time. There is an icey tingle infused by the warmth of the Californian sun as the West Coast melody kicks in. Thereafter, this opening track (the beginning of ‘Side X’), ‘And …

In the end this album didn’t quite do enough. There was a moment when I thought “Modern Vampires of the City” might be really brilliant. But it has ended up just being very good. I’m sure the band are going to be devastated when* they read that. It boils down to a case of a …