The OCMD Mixtape :: Lime Taffy

the OCMD Mixtape“Lime Taffy” [audio]

  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”

SF Spotlight :: Man/Miracle – “Don’t Waste It”

Artist: Man/Miracle
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Featured Track: “Don’t Waste It”

One year after the release of their debut album, The Shape of Things, Oakland-based Man/Miracle is hard at work on their next LP due out sometime this spring. “Don’t Waste It” is a taste of things to come with reportedly more singles coming soon. The group have a few tour dates scheduled – even playing with OCMD favs New Mexico – and will be hitting SXSW to boot. Check it out.

  • mar. 10 – Tin Can Alehouse w/New Mexico. 1863 fifth ave. san diego, CA
  • mar. 17 – Pinpoint Music Showcase, Austin TX (SXSW).  Lanai Rooftop Lounge, 422 Congress Ave.
  • apr. 26 – Great American Music Hall w/Tune-Yards.  San Francisco, CA.

[Free EP] Daughter – “Run”

Daughter – “Run”

Lots of lovely tracks from talented songstresses hitting my inbox of late. This one from Daughter, a 21 year old North Londoner by the name of Elena Tonra, caught my attention. Just listen to her demo “Run” and you’ll see why. A pure, beautiful voice like that of Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan. She’s unsigned, but likely not for long. Download her EP for free here.

Stuck in My Head: Guitaro – “Chateau 100”

Artist: Guitaro
Album: JJ’s Crystal Palace
Homeland: Vancouver, BC
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Featured Track: “Chateau 100”

“Come Get Sums”

Space disco aptly describes the sound of this Vancouver-based trio’s new release, JJ’s Crystal Palace. Headphone candy is more like it. I’ve been walking around in a silent disco for the better part of a month now. The group, who’ve been kicking around for more than decade with numerous EPs to show for it, are back from a six year hiatus with this, their second full length album. What started out as a heavy shoegaze act has evolved into a sound that’s very reminiscent of Air. The shoegaze influence is still there, like a backdrop or base note, but layered with lush boy/girl pop harmonies and trippy synth grooves. I’m digging it.

SXSW Pick :: Bare Wires – “Family Heat”

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Make way for Oakland-based Bare Wires, one of my favorite local garage pop bands. SXSW-goers, be sure to check out one of their shows.

MAR 15: The Scoot Inn 7:00 PM
MAR 16: Beerland 7:00 PM
MAR 16: Spider House 7:30 PM
MAR 17: Red 7 – Panache Showcase – 7:00 PM
MAR 17: The Spider House – Burger City Party ! 10:00 PM
MAR 18: CMR TYZ Party- 7:00 PM
MAR 20: Beerland – Panache Hangover Party 7:00 PM