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Willis Earl Beal on From The Basement

Episode 8 of From The Basement features the soulful Willis Earl Beal. He performs along side Moby and Delta Spirit. You can check out the fill episode here.

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The Welcome @ Beat Kitchen for Fall Formal

It has been a pretty good year for The Welcome. Their latest ep Honey, Honey was released in March and quickly became one of the more lovable bands in the city. Over the summer they released a cute and quirky video for their track "Bear Trap", and now they are working on a new ep for 2013.

You can catch Gehring Miller, Sarah Johnson, & Jonah Kort at Beat Kitchen on Nov. 24th for the Fall Formal with State & Madison, Hidden Hospitals and Tall Animals.

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Dark Dark Dark "Tell Me"

Dark Dark Dark is now partially based in Chicago and recently released their latest album Who Needs Who. Below is the new video for the album's lead single "Tell Me".

The band is currently off touring the world and do not have any local shows scheduled.

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Speck Mountain "Slow So Long"

Speck Mountain have released the first single from their forthcoming album Badwater. This new album finds the band taking their sound in new, more atmospheric direction. The sound is being called Gloom-pop and the album will be released on Jan. 22nd via Carrot Top.

You can catch Speck Mountain at The Whistler on December 2nd for free show with Radar Eyes.

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November 2012
Big Tree
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When Big Tree got around to recording Little EP, they didn’t each condemn themselves to anechoic solitary confinement; instead, they took a more organic approach and recorded all three songs together in one hyper-productive, ten-hour session onto a reel of 2” tape. Onto the result, they added three more songs, recorded live at San Francisco’s Rickshaw Stop.

The result is a warm, ecstatic album, human to its very core. Infused with relentlessly singable mantras, raw and emotive vocals, and soul-bolstering instrumentals, the album is a barefoot walk on warm soil where so many others are trips to IKEA. If there is one argument against the over-tinkered immaculacy that pervades so much pop music, Little EP is it.

 

Free Tickets: French Cassettes, Black Cobra Vipers, and Brolly at Elbo Room on November 28

I’ve got some free tickets coming your way for a show at Elbo Room on Nov. 28 featuring French Cassettes, Black Cobra Vipers, and the SF debut of Brolly.

The lineup has something for everyone—Brolly cools you down with introspective melody-centric pop (think Coldplay and Death Cab); French Cassettes warms you up with impossibly infectious, sunny grooves; and Black Cobra Vipers shakes you around with swooning vocals, and art funk flavors.

The two pairs of tickets are courtesy of Bourgeois Productions and event sponsors Faultline Studios. If you want them, send me an email at thedelisf@gmail.com, and I’ll draw the winners at random. Hint: dates are expensive, and this is some prime, date-worthy real estate. 

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Mainland streams single from upcoming full length

Talented New York indie pop quartet Mainland has been on the blogosphere's radar for a couple of years now (some of you may remember them under their previous moniker, Mainland Fever) but they started recording their full length debut just earlier this year. The single they are previewing from the upcoming album, "Wasted" (streaming below) is playful, full of plucky riffs, and grounded by rock n' roll crooning of vocalist Jordan Topf. If “Wasted” signifies what’s to come, we can expect just the right amount of retrospective melancholy embedded in a web of pop warmth. If you want to hear more by this band, they have another new song streaming here. - We added "Wasted" to our SoundCloud playlist of the best songs by emerging NYC artists here. - Corinne Bagish

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New Video: “Early” (Live at Sway in the Morning) - Freeway

Freeway swung by “Sway in the Morning” and premiered a new track called “Early,” which you can check out in the video below. It was produced by Just Blaze, and will appear on his upcoming album Diamond in the Ruff that will be dropping November 27 via Babygrande Records. His album release party, which was originally announced to be this past Monday at The Blockley, has been rescheduled to November 26 at the same venue, and in the footage, you’ll also get a rundown of artists who will be performing that evening like Young Gunz, Memphis Bleek and more.

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