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New Track: "End" - Psychic Teens

Post-punk trio Psychic Teens is scheduled to release its new album, NERVE, on May 13 via SRA Records. The band recently shared the album’s closer, aptly titled “End”. The track jars with its roaring guitar and percussive thrust as Larry Ragone’s centered, baritone vocals bellow, building up to the demolition-aimed, combative instrumental chaos that comes at the conclusion. Psychic Teens will celebrate their third full-length album with a record release show at Johnny Brenda's on May 28 that also includes Vivatape and Mt. Billions.

   

Unconditional Arms Releases New Single - Feud

Oakland's quintet post-rock outfit, Unconditional Arms, have unveiled their brand new track, Feud. The single comes off of the group's latest release, a split, with Los Angeles' Minnow. The split between Unconditional Arms and Minnow is available now, via Anchor Eighty Four Records.

Make sure that you head on over to the website and snag one of two packages of the Unconditional Arms x Minnow Split today. With any of the packages, you will receive a download of the album and a bag of Stumptown's 'Hairbender' blend of coffee.

It's nice to hear this new release from Unconditional Arms. They're new single borders on epic and the band has certainly honed in on their signature sound, become more confident and ambitious with their compositions. Good stuff.

   

Freak Nest Festival - A New Music and Arts Fest for the Bay Area -3/26

 

We're excited to share that the upcoming community based music festival Freak Nest will be taking place on March 26th at The Cave in the Dogpatch District of San Francisco!

Freak Nest is an independent Bay Area music festival showcasing the local artistic community. The festival will be held on March 26th, 2016, at a warehouse in the Dogpatch district of San Francisco.

Freak Nest was founded as a way to unite the local community of artists, musicians, performers, entertainers, writers, photographers, poets, and people. The festival is an attempt to revitalize of our inherent responsibility to stand together in this time of spiritual and financial adversity.

All of the bands are local and independent. The lineup consists of Down Dirty Shake, Night Shapes, fpod bpod, Little Sister, Trans Van Santos, LOCO TRANQUILO, Michael Musika, Mayya and the Revolutionary Hell Yeah as well as a handful of other special guests, including Adam Vida (FKA A-1).

Local artists being featured include but are not limited to Kyle DeMartini, Taylor Lissandrello, Charlie Prather, and Will Durkee.

 

FREAK NEST 

 

 

 March 26th, 2016 

 

 

The Cave 

 

 

3201 3rd St San Francisco, CA

 

   

Moving Panoramas Brings Melancholy and Melody on "Radar"

Moving Panoramas is an all-girl Austin trio that explores dreamy soundscapes with fuzzed guitars and pained and emotive lyrics, and they have have continued to impress since their debut LP  One released last October. We've got the second single off One for you today, a bittersweet track called “Radar” that initially appears pleasantly uplifting, but the sweet sound is later tempered by the melancholic vocals of Leslie Sisson. The mood, seemingly subtle at first, eventually permeates the track and becomes intoxicating with its melodic potency. Just like their songs, Moving Panoramas is a band that seems demure at first, but their building brilliance wins over listeners in the end. See if they win you over with “Radar” below.

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Lee Ackerley
(catch more of Lee's work at Slackerlee.com)

   

New Track: "I Can't Live Without Your Love" (Skylar Spence's Planning a Remix Like It's Acid) - A Sunny Day in Glasgow

Skylar Spence (formerly known as Saint Pepsi) has remixed A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s “I Can’t Live Without Your Love”. Originally released as part of the double EP Planning Weed Like It’s Acid / Life is Loss, Spence shifts the song from a churning textured daydream, playing with vocal distance, while adding a funky ticking pulse. It'll thrust you onto the dance with its icy warmth that snaps into the groove.