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November 2013
Wooden Shjips
"Back to Land
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Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.


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Hibbity Dibbity Celebrate Their Album Release at The Chapel - 3/5

San Francisco based self proclaimed "swamp funk" band, Hibbity Dibbity is gearing up to release their sophomore full length album, Tinctures, Potions & Elixirs! This popular band will be performing live at The Chapel in San Francisco on March 5th with the talented alt swing band, Royal Jelly Jive. As always, we encourage you to support local bands, particularly when they release albums. Help Bay Area music continue to thrive!

This show is going to be an energetic and super fun soiree. Don't miss the excitement!

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The Stone Foxes Release New Single + Play Leo's in Oakland, CA - 3/7

The San Francisco based garage rock band, The Stone Foxes have released a new single entitled Cold Like A Killer. This new track is a smoldering rock anthem that cooks and simmers, showcasing the band's bold signature garage soul sound that is reminiscent of The Black Keys. We're always happy to cover such a hard working band! If you like what you hear, you should attend their show at Leo's in Oakland on March 7th!

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Panic is Perfect Releases Their New Album - Behind Your Eyelids TODAY

The talented synth pop band, San Francisco based Panic Is Perfect has released their new EP, Behind Your Eyelids TODAY! Their new album is innovative and unique. We like this album because it grabs from different genres and sounds from international music as well as local and American pop rock music styles.

Initially formed when Mike Hoffman went to southern India to visit his long-time friend Jeremy Belzer, Panic is Perfect started out as an acoustic duo, traveling India by train with a backpack and broken guitar. Four months later, Jeremy joined Mike in San Francisco to officially pursue the band. Mike and Jeremy write and produce both independently and in collaboration. As multi-instrumentalists, they both play most of the instruments on their recordings. They each sing lead vocals on the songs that they contribute as writers, adding more diversity to the overall sound. The eventual additions of Ty Parker (drums), Joey Hassid (synth) and the newest member, 21 year old David Monzon (guitar) completed the 5-piece live band that bring Panic is Perfect to life onstage. 

You've got a chance to see Panic is Perfect perform live in San Francisco and at South by Southwest! Until then, check out their awesome music video for "Go Go Go", a single from their new album!

Panic Is Perfect On Tour

Feb 28- San Francisco, CA @ Slims
Mar 16- Austin, TX @ The Rattle Inn
Mar 18- Austin, TX @ Capitol Factory
Mar 20- Austin, TX @ Jackalope
Mar 21- Austin, TX @ Waterloo Ice House (w/Acoustic Minds)
Mar 27- San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

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Impuritan Plays 50 Mason Social House 2/27

San Francisco based experimental noise band, Impuritan will be performing at 50 Mason Social House in SF on Friday, February 27th. They will be supported by the SF based funk jam band, Tiny Massive, the Oakland based rock band The Daze and Nights and the psych blues rock band, Overland will be headlining the night. Head out to support this full local line up! Don't miss this show!

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