Karen O Scores ‘Where The Wild Things Are’

Spike Jonze’s film adaptation of Where The Wild Things Are is due in the theaters on October 18 and will be scored by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O and composer Carter Burwell. Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up” appears in this trailer, but MTV News reported that no Arcade Fire music will be used in the actual movie.

SF: Check Out Regional Bias This Friday 7/31

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French Miami, “Science Fiction”

Leopold & His Fiction, “Come Back (Now That I’m Here)”:

Friends over at The Bay Bridged are hosting a fantastic line up of local music this Friday at The Verdi Club in San Francisco featuring French Miami, Adam Stephens and The Finite Plan, Or The Whale, and (my favorite) Leopold & His Fiction.  Be sure to check it out.  Support your local bands!

Living Things To Portray The Ramones in Upcoming Film ‘The Runaway’

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Living Things - “Oxygen

And in other movie music news…St. Louis garage rockers Living Things are about to appear as one of their hero bands, The Ramones in the upcoming film, The Runaway – the biopic about the groundbreaking 70’s all-girl hard rock group led by Joan Jett. Kristen Stewart plays Jett, with Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie and Academy Award-nominated actor Michael Shannon as the band’s “Svengali” Kim Fowley.

Meet Supergroup du Jour: Monsters of Folk

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Monsters of Folk, “Say Please”

Monsters of Folkcomprised of Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and singer/songwriter M.Ward – will be releasing their first collaborative album on September 22nd.  Although these critically acclaimed artists have shared the stage before, this album marks their first recorded output as a band.

Tickets are on sale for the supergroup’s Bay Area performance on October 17 at The Fox Theater in Oakland.  Though I’m not sure how smart it was to schedule a performance during The Treasure Island Festival.

Yo La Tengo – “Here To Fall”

The first in a series of five clips from the upcoming Yo La Tengo album, Popular Songs, “Here to Fall” kicks off director John McSwain’s visual accompaniment to the diverse and arresting sounds of YLT’s new album which is set to drop September 8th. Pre-order the album here.

Yo La Tengo will be playing San Francisco’s Treasure Island Festival on October 18.
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the OCMD Mixtape: SF Surf Punk

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I’ve been long overdue for a mixtape.  This is one I’ve been collecting for a while – pulling tracks here and there from the greater garage rock movement that’s exploding right now in San Francisco. This playlist is a subset of that sound that I’m really digging right now….lo-fi, fuzzed out rock with a distinct punk edge and surf riff. Or Surf Punk for short.  Yeah, I’m sure I’m going to get a lot of flack for that label but what the hell. There’s a nice south swell in town, and if I’m packing up my long board and wetsuit to go surfing, you can bet this is the mix I’ll be listening to.

Enjoy a taste of San Francisco.

the OCMD Mixtape: SF Surf Punk

  1. Ty Segall, “It #1″
  2. The Fresh & Onlys, “Fog Machine”
  3. Snake Flower 2, “No Way Home”
  4. Nobunny, “Boneyard”
  5. Thee Oh Sees, “Can You See”
  6. Sic Alps, “Gelly Roll Gum Drop”
  7. The Okmoniks, “What I Want”
  8. Bare Wires, “Teen Witch”
  9. The Mantles, “Trouble in the Streets”
  10. The Touch-Me-Nots, “Cool Enough for California”