Blaus Wind Pick Me Up
Brothers Nathan and Zach Blaustone are BLAUS. The deep house duo blends ambient dub and cosmic disco to create “Booty Haus”, a fresh boundary-pushing addition to the EDM scene. The Northern California natives, currently residing in San Francisco, released their first single “Pecan Pie” on SLiCK Records in 2012. Black + White, the much-anticipated 12-track debut album self-released in 2013, is an atmospheric anthology of songs that indulge negativity with a positive charge. Black + White is BLAUS’s journey in releasing the mundane anxieties of daily life through a bounce of faith. — Listen to BLAUS and join the Booty Haus Movement.
Production and Engineering: Nathan Blaustone
Mixing and Mastering: Nathan and Zach Blaustone::
James & Evander Un-Thinkable (Alicia Keys Cover)
James & Evander started in the apartments of its two members (whose real names happen to be Adam Myatt and Glenn Jackson) while both were attending an art school of sorts back in 2007. Driven by a love of synthesizers and a healthy curiosity for sonic exploration, J&E turned out a number of EPs over its first few years of existence, at first crafting tender slices of indietronica with The Awkard Turtle EP and later turning out stoney pieces of instrumental synth-pop on 2010’s Sunlight and Circuitry. Last year, the pair successfully added its own vocals to the mix, resulting in a three-track EP which molded the pairs’ knack for rich, flowing soundscapes into a space-age take on vocal-driven pop music. The Constellating EP opened up James & Evander’s appeal to a whole new audience, and helped them push their own spin on “future-pop” to new corners.
“Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)” written by Alicia Keys
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by James & Evander at The Turtle Shell in Oakland, CA
The Hot Toddies Summertime Blues
The Hot Toddies, an all-girl band from Oakland, CA mix sunny beach pop, indie rock riffs and a dry sense of humor. Heidi, Erin and Sylvia are best friends who have been playing music, drinking whiskey and writing songs together since 2005. They’ve toured across the US, Canada and the UK in support of their 2 albums “Smell the Mitten” and “Get Your Heart On” out on Asian Man Records. Their latest EP “Bottoms Up” was released on Tricycle Records in Feb 2013.
Recorded by Muller at 1060 Studios
Mastered by Michael Romanowski
Modern Man She Wears Pants
Sound of light, fleeting darkness, wave of enlightenment. Droning echoes, whirling, driving, pushing, pulling, morphing the atmosphere. Reverberation, saturation, intoxication. Noise bleeds through a cloud of cascading layers until unity is acquired, lost in a sea of sound.
Recorded live at Sunnyside House
Engineered and produced by David Allen Glenn
Mastered by Jarrett Pritchard via Custom Made Music
Sioux City Kid American Honey
With whiskey dripping vocals and the energy of a runaway steam train, Sioux City Kid has taken the dark words of a drifter and weaved them with the sounds of thick Americana, blasting Classic Rock and soulful Delta Blues. “With a jackhammer for a mouth,” CMT details frontman Jared Griffin’s voice as “possessing the tattered vocal presence of a world-weary bluesman”. Bamm.tv raves, “Sioux City Kid combines all-out rockin’ with genuine musical prowess to the envy of their contemporaries” and Showbams warns to “expect a big season from this lot.”
Recorded at Coast Recorders, SF CA.
Engineered and Mixed by Andy Freeman.
Produced by Jared Griffin.
Mastered by Michael Romanows
Odd Owl The Way Home
Odd Owl’s sound carries the crossed cadences of old friends down rhythmic roads and up off-beaten paths. With members from Washington, Illinois, and California all converging in San Francisco, their progressive pop mirrors the omnivorous taste of their adopted home. Thanks to the successful completion of their Kickstarter campaign, Odd Owl will be releasing it’s third EP, The Call, in January 2014.
Recorded at Light Rail Studios in San Francisco, CA
Overdubbing and Editing at Little Bird Studios, San Francisco, CA
Producer: Carmen Caruso
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Elton Cunniffe
Mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA
Kill Moi Hourglass
Kill Moi is an indie-rock band based in San Francisco that was described by one local reviewer as “Aggressive, melodic indie-rock meets Neil Diamond at a New Orleans funeral while reading a Murakami novel and drinking too much bourbon”. When not recording or playing amazingly awesome music, they are usually carousing at a local watering hole, discussing post-modern literature in coffee houses, complaining about the state of the economy, or yelling obscenities at TV screens. Their first album “Hold Me, Motherfucker” was released a few years back to rave reviews and little or no financial success. You should see them before you, or one of them, dies.
Produced by Kill Moi
Tracked by August Churchill
Mixed by Sean Beresford
Mastered by Piper Payne
The Tambo Rays Take That
The Tambo Rays have strange in their veins; what started as a bedroom solo project by multi-instrumentalist SF music man Brian DaMert ripened soon after he recruited his magnetic younger sister, Sara. Her playful manner fostered a new sonic direction that has fashioned a distinct and up-beat collaboration between the spirited siblings. The two were later joined by Greg and Bob rounding them out into a chill pop quartet.Together they have found a fresh, new and off the beaten path sound that’s euphoric vibe is limitless even in the catchiest climes of their pop driven landscape.
Recorded by Patrick Brown at Different Fur and Brian DaMert (his bedroom)
Mixed by Brian Delizza
Mastered by Mike Wells
Spendthrift is Jim Taugher and originates from Sacramento, CA. He is currently writing and performing in the beautiful San Francisco area and has many influences that range across all genres like blues, soul, jazz, folk, indie, hip hop and much more. He is a multi instrumentalist and supplies instrumentation to different bands and projects as needed. You can also find him as a featured vocalist on several hip-hop tracks from the Remarkable Current record label. Be sure to keep your ears open for future Spendthrift music and his upcoming EP in the brand new hip-hop duo, Split the Cheq.
Produced and Mixed by David Pizzimenti
Additional Mixing and recording by Toby Purser and Joe Arnold
All vocals and instruments by Spendthrift
WOOF (feat. Kyle The Fantasy) This 1 Called Feelings
San Francisco production dream team/supergroup comprised of two boy wonders, Rob Pera and Patrick Brown. Their unique blend of engineering expertise and musicianship is truly unrivaled.
Engineered by Patrick Brown at Different Fur Studios
Happy Fangs Midnight Monsters
Happy Fangs is San Francisco’s black & white warpainted duo of Mike Cobra of King Loses Crown & Rebecca Gone Bad of My First Earthquake. She brings her high-energy vocals. He brings his grit-pop guitar. Together they make punk anthems to make The Beach Boys, Blondie, & Bikini Kill proud.
Written by Michael Cobra & Rebecca Bortman.
Recorded and produced by Scott McDowell at Hyde Street Studio C, San Francisco.
Mastered by Carl Saff, Chicago, IL.
Books On Fate (with Natalie Rakes) Myth of Trust
Books on Fate is the solo moniker of the San Francisco artist Adam Dishart (formerly of the Catholic Comb). Playing pop music tinged with melancholy, Books on Fate showcases Dishart’s penchant for 80’s-era pop and his ability to “capture the alienation and wistfulness of youth.
Written by Adam Dishart
Recorded and Mixed by Nick Shively
Earythmic Studios Oakland, CA
Stripmall Architecture Eating The Sink
Husband/wife duo Rebecca and Ryan Coseboom created Stripmall Architecture to focus on their own material after reming/producing/collaborating with groundbreaking artists including Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins guitarist Robin Guthrie, legendary Nine Inch Nails/Depeche Mode producer John Fryer, James Lavelle’s UNKLE, and underground avant-cellist Zoe Keating. These days, the pair are laser-focused on their own material and have put together a live show that has instantly become one of the most unique and acclaimed in the once-again vibrant San Francisco music scene.
Written by R/R Coseboom.
Produced by Ryan Coseboom.
Mixed by Count.
Swiftumz is the moniker of Bay Are native Christopher Mcvicker. Music nerd and songwriter for Hunx, Swiftumz just released two new singles and continues working on a new LP. We discovered Swiftumz through our favorite new indie label Rocinante Records.
Written By Christopher Mcvicker
Guitar, Vocals: Christopher Mcvicker
Produced and recorded by Ryan Gilbert at Fillmore and Haight
Mastered by Patrick Brown at Different Fur
The Union Trade Hawk vs Crow
Tricycle Records veterans, The Union Trade, move in sweeping lines from dark and delicate beauty to soaring, triumphant peaks. Heavy, distorted guitars awash in delay are lifted by driving rhythms. Basically, a lot of guitars and pedals.
Written and Produced by The Union Trade
Recorded at Sharkbite Studios, Oakland, CA
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Adam Myatt
Mastered by Count at Vertebrae Productions, San Francisco
Kitten Grenade Grey
Kitten Grenade is a San Francisco based project started in January of 2013. Kitten Grenade is Katelyn Sullivan, Ben Manning, a ukulele, a drum set, and other stuff sometimes. New record out soon Break Up Records.
Recorded and Mastered by Greg Francis at Studio SQ in San Francisco