The OCMD Mixtape :: Lime Taffy

the OCMD Mixtape“Lime Taffy”


  1. Lubec – “Your Magic Wand”
  2. Coasting – “What You Want”
  3. Hornet Leg – “Wait”
  4. White Fence - “Growing Faith”
  5. Kelley Stoltz – “Rock and Roll with Me”
  6. Devendra Banhart – “Lover”
  7. Girls – “Heartbreaker”
  8. Papercuts – “Do What You Will”
  9. Woods – “Deep”
  10. Spectrals – “7th Date”
  11. Tennis – “Seafarer”
  12. Smith Westerns – “Weekend”

Bands to Watch 2011 :: Jason Jurgens, The Owl Mag

Say hi to the man with the plan – Jason Jurgens, publisher of the San Francisco-based music blog, The Owl Mag. Whether he’s writing, blogging, editing, promoting or filming Jason’s always got his ear to the ground when it comes to music. Check out his band picks for 2011.

The Dodos

“90′s riffs influenced by Billy Corgan and a shit ton of vocal servings from Neko Case. Sounds good to me.


New EP set to drop 1/18 and a tour with Surfer Blood (my fave from 2009). Shoegaze-y lo-fi that will make you see trails.
Excited to hear more from the SoCal band. Gritty and soulful folk with a hint of Ben Folds and The Weepies.
The Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros frontman is dropping a solo debut influenced by mouth sounds and children’s hand capping games. What a hippie.
Touring with Beach house, dropping a full-length. If Quever’s breathy and ambient tone and generally upbeat vibe on “Do What You Will” are any indication of what’s to come, then I’m hooked once again.

Another Reason to Love SF:: Papercuts – “Do What You Will”

Artist: Papercuts
Album: Fading Parade
Homeland: San Francisco, CA
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Label: Subpop
Featured Track: “Do What You Will”


Reason #139 why I love this town. ‘Nuff said.

The OCMD: Best Albums of 2009


Alberta CrossBroken Side of Time
“Rise from the Shadows”


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Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
“Ready Able”


Tape Deck MountainGhost
“Scantron”



Ty SegallLemons
“It #1″



Atlas Sound Logos
“Quick Canal”



Flaming Lips – Embryonic
The Ego’s Last Stand”


Woods – Songs of Shame
Rain On”


Bear In HeavenBeast Rest Forth Mouth
You Do You


Amazing Baby - Rewild
“The Narwhal”


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Band of SkullsBaby Darlin Doll Face Honey
“Death by Diamonds and Pearls” 


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Cymbals Eat GuitarsWhy There Are Mountains
“And The Hazy Sea”


The XX – The XX
Crystalised


She Keeps BeesNests
“Gimme”


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“Lust for Life”


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Dan AuerbachKeep It Hid
“The Prowl”


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Fever Ray - Fever Ray
“If I Had A Heart”


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Foreign Born - Person to Person
“Vacationing People


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J. Tillman - Vacilando Territory Blues
“First Born”


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Leopold and His Fiction - Ain’t No Surprise
“Broke”


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PapercutsYou Can Have What You Want
“Future Primitive”


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Speck Mountain - Some Sweet Relief
“I Feel Eternal


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Shadows on a River - Shadows on a River
“In Business


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The VeilsSun Gangs
“The Letter”


The Big PinkA Brief History of Love
Velvet


Jeff the Brotherhood – Heavy Days
“U Got The Look


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“Blew It Again”


Adam’s Picks: Best of 2009

The OCMD’s guest blogger Adam’s Best Albums for 2009.
  1. Jason Lytle “Yours Truly, The Commuter”
  2. Sonic Youth “The Eternal”
  3. Papercuts “You Can Have What You Want”
  4. Jeff The Brotherhood “Heavy Days”
  5. Animal Collective “Fall Be Kind” (EP)
  6. Built To Spill “There Is No Enemy”
  7. Mew “No More Stories…”
  8. Systems Officer “Underslept”
  9. Flaming Lips “Embryonic”
  10. Cass McCombs “Catacombs”
  11. Atlas Sound “Logos”
  12. Polvo “In Prism”
  13. Girls “Album”
  14. Grizzly Bear “Veckatimest”
  15. Circulatory System “Signal Morning “
  16. Mission Of Burma “The Sound The Speed The Light”
  17. The Clientele “Bonfires on the Heath”
  18. Them Crooked Vultures “Them Crooked Vultures”
  19. Woods “Songs Of Shame”
  20. Yo La Tengo “Popular Songs”

Things That I Would Like To See Disappear Forever in 2010: Any band listing Animal Collective as an influence.
Genre With The Least Staying Power: Chillwave, Glo-fi, et al.
What I Have High Hopes For in 2010: 1) Bands who remember that the guitar is indeed an instrument. 2) LIARS LIARS LIARS!!!

Flour + Water = Mixtape

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Flour + Water Mix


Good food, good wine, good friends, good music.  Do you need anything more than that?  You can get all that and then some this Thursday, October 8, at the hottest restaurant in San Francisco right now – the Mission district’s Flour + Water - where the OCMD will be curating an evening of strictly local music.

This unassuming neighborhood gem has earned the praise of The New York Times, WSJ, and our very own Michael Bauer. Even though the entire town is busting down the doors of this place, the owners remain decidedly laid-back and committed to preserving the hip, low-key neighborhood vibe. Fitting with that theme, I’m excited to share the local love by featuring some of the best up and coming bands San Francisco has to offer. To celebrate the occasion, the restaurant has set aside several coveted tables to bestow on a few lucky readers for this Thursday.  First four readers to email me at theocmd@gmail.com wins!

Here’s a taste of what’s to come. Enjoy the mix!

1. Papercuts, “Future Primitive”
2. Ty Segall, “Lovely One”
3. Sic Alps, “L Mansion”
4. Thee Oh Sees, “Can You See”
5. Leopold & His Fiction, “Tiger Lily”
6. The Ferocious Few, “Crazy Love”
7. The Dodos, “Fables”
8. Girls, “Lust for Life”
9. The Mantles, “Burden”
10. Garrett Pierce, “Your Feet In Wet Cement”
11. John Vanderslice, “Tremble and Tear”
12. LoveLikeFire, “William”
13. Stripmall Architecture, “Version”
14. Lilofee, “Lock and Key”

Concert Pick ‘O The Week: Cass McCombs + Papercuts + Girls

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Girls – “Hellhole Ratrace”


Papercuts – “Future Primative


Cass McCombs – “Lionkiller


Whew, a great line up of music is waiting to be had this Wednesday at The Great American Music Hall featuring two local acts co-headlining – Girls and Papercuts – along with Cass McCombs closing out the bill. All three bands have spectacular releases out this year that will vie for many a ‘best of’ list.  This is one show you don’t want to be late for.

Best Albums of 2009 – So Far

Whew, I’ve been wanting to get this post up for about 3 weeks now, but you know how it goes – life prevails and hobbies sometimes take a back seat. Well, here it is. My mid-year Best Albums of 2009…so far. Out of all the music I’ve sorted through thus far this year, these are the albums that bubbled to the top, the ones I happily came back to again and again.  They may not all be Pitchfork approved (or even rated for that matter), but they worked for me.

I’m not going to go through the diligence of ranking them, so I’ve listed them in alphabetical order. I’ll save the ranking exercise for the end of year round up.  Until then, I hope you find some new music to enjoy!

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Band of Skulls
Baby Darlin Doll Face Honey
“Death by Diamonds and Pearls”


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Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains
“And The Hazy Sea”


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Dan Auerbach
Keep It Hid
“The Prowl”


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Fever Ray
Fever Ray
“If I Had A Heart”


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Foreign Born
Person to Person
“Vacationing People”


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Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest
“Ready Able”


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J. Tillman
Vacilando Territory Blues
“First Born”


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Leopold and His Fiction
Ain’t No Surprise
“Broke”


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Papercuts
You Can Have What You Want
“Future Primitive”


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Speck Mountain
Some Sweet Relief
“I Feel Eternal”


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Shadows on a River
Shadows on a River
“In Business”


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The Veils
Sun Gangs
“The Letter”


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White Rabbits
It’s Frightening
“The Salesman”


More Great SF Music: Papercuts, Cryptacize, The Finches

The new video for “Future Primitive” off Papercuts new album You Can Have What You Want - one of my favorite albums! The band will be at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco this Friday, April 24 for a CD release party with The Finches and Cryptacize.  Wow, so much good music this week!

Papercuts Future Primitive”:


Cryptacize, “Peg” (one of my favorite covers!):


The FinchesHuman Like a House”:


Papercuts – You Can Have What You Want

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Artist: Papercuts
AlbumYou Can Have What You Want
File Under: Lo-Fi Indie Pop
Recommended if You Like: Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Vetiver
Featured Tracks: “Future Primitive”


Really?  I can have what I want?  I thought the saying was you can’t always get what you want.  But if the former is the case, I’ll take a walk in closet please.  And $10 million dollars.  Yep, I think that’ll do.

I guess that’s the difference between me and Jason Quever, the mastermind behind San Francisco’s Papercuts.  I grew up middle class bourgeois; he was raised on a commune in Humboldt County, orphaned, then wandered the West Coast before calling San Francisco home.  Knowing that will give you some insight into his music. Jason is an analog guy living in a digital world - using vintage organs and 4 track tapes to create that  hazy, lo-fi, dream-pop sound of a bygone era.  “Future Primitive” is an apt description.  Headphone heaven is the end result.

You Can Have What You Want is Papercuts third album, due out April 17. (Thanks AG for the advance!) Be sure to catch their April 24 record release show with the Finches and Cryptacize at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco.