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TOPAZ "Sirens"

TOPAZ has released the first single, "Sirens", from his forthcoming album Help Yourself To My Garden. This is the addictive Dream Pop of Zack Johnson, and this is the first new music from him since his 2019's debut album High Society.

   

Otto Green

Otto Rollo has teamed up with Oakland's Green Like Copper to create a duo called Otto Green and a new album called Smiling Dog. This is a blend of downtempo Hip Hop, ambient, and chillwave and a really calming presences for those days that are anything but calm.

   

Sunshine Boys "Work and Love"

Sunshine Boys recently released their sophomore album, Work and Love. This is the work of three local indie veterans Freda Love Smith (Blake Babies, Antenna, Mysteries of Life) on drums, Jacqueline Schimmel (Big Hello, Justin Roberts) on bass, and Dag Juhlin (Poi Dog Pondering, The Slugs) on guitar.

The album's latest single is called "Summertime Kids" and is incredibly catchy, jangly indie pop.

   

Replicant "Regression"

Darkwave trio Replicant has released the first two singles, "Annihilation" and "Regression", in what they are calling their Pandemic Series. All proceeds from this series will be given to support local venues and their staff who have supported the band and so many other bands over the years.

This is the work of Garrett Vernon (Vocals/Guitar/Synth), Justin DeLay (Synth/Producer), and Jordan DeLay (Bass).

   

Daisychain

Daisychain has released their self-titled debut EP. This album is well over a year in the making and great representation of the gritty, barroom rock the quartet has perfect over that time. The album closes with fantastic single, "The Wrong Thing", the group released back in February 2019.

This is the work of Nickole Regala (Vocals/Bass), Sophia Williams (Vocals/Guitar), Frankie Sripada (Guitar), and Peter Burger (Drums)