Airs – ‘Deliquescent’ [Premiere]


Here’s an exclusive listen to Airs forthcoming EP ‘Apart’, out May 30 via Bone Orchard on digital and cassette (with a vinyl release coming this fall). The San Francisco five piece combine a heavy shoegaze feel with poppy vocals and a crash n’ burn ending! Airs capture their blistering live sound on the recording, which features drummer Tom Davis (of Nevermind Me) and their final session with vocalist Aaron Kelly (who parted ways amicably last year). Sam Retton (of Midwest Moms) has already stepped in as his successor. Ahead of the EP release, Airs will be heading on tour with Crisis Arm for a short run of dates (check them out below).

Airs – ‘Deliquescent’ [Premiere]

Airs / Crisis Arm Tour Dates

4/29 – The dA Center For The Arts, Pomona, CA (* Crisis Arm only)
5/1 – Chinatown Youth Center, Fresno, CA
5/2 – Milk Bar, San Francisco, CA
5/3 – The Night Light, Oakland, CA
5/4 – Colonial Cafe, Sacramento, CA (* Crisis Arm only)

Visit Airs online @ Bandcamp @ Bone Orchard @ Facebook.

Echodrone – ‘Five’


Echodrone have posted a fresh video for ‘Glacial Place’, taken from their latest album ‘Five’ (out now through Saint Marie Records). The San Francisco shoegazers have expanded their sound, adding three new members to the founding duo (of Eugene Suh and Brandon Dudley). The ten track release has been praised by the Big Takeover, DKFM, Louder Than War, Step On Mag and Arctic Drones. ‘Five’ was recorded remotely, with members sharing their parts via Dropbox before landing in the mix engineer’s lap. It’s a monster effort, stream it in full below or grab a copy here.

Echodrone – ‘Glacial Place’

Visit Echodrone online @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

The Bilinda Butchers On Tour With Craft Spells


The Bilinda Butchers are hitting the road this month for an epic tour of the USA and Canada! The San Francisco-based trio delivered one of the best (and most memorable) albums of 2014 with ‘Heaven’, a concept album that weaved dream pop with shoegaze and spoken word. Orchid Tapes’ first vinyl pressing sold out before release but there’s a new run shipping early next month (pre-sale online). The trio hope to have these available on tour, along with Japanese CD copies. Fellow Californian’s Craft Spells will be joining them on the road, a great mix musically. Who knows, maybe there’ll be a collaboration before too long!? *wink wink, nudge nudge*

The Bilinda Butchers – ‘The Lover’s Suicide’ [Video]

The Bilinda Butchers Tour Dates:

2-25-15 (Wed) San Francisco, CA-GAMH w/ Craft Spells (Noise Pop show)
2-26-15: (Thu) Santa Barbara, CA – SOhO w/ Craft Spells
2-27-15: (Fri) LA, CA- Echoplex w/ Craft Spells & Meishi Smile
2-28-15: (Sat) San Diego, CA The Hideout w/ Craft Spells
3-01-15: (Sun) Phoenix, AZ- Crescent Ballroom w/ Craft Spells & Celebration Guns
3-03-15: (Tue) Austin, TX- Red 7, w/ Craft Spells & White Walls
3-4-15: Dallas, TX- Club Dada w/ Craft Spells & Glasir
3-5-15 Nashville, TN- The High Watt w/ Craft Spells & the Keeps
3-07-15: Atlanta, GA-529 Club w/ Craft Spells & Twin Studies
3-08-15: Asheville, NC- The Mothlight w/ Craft Spells
3-10-15: Washington DC- Comet Ping Pong “La Luz, Craft Spells, The Sivas & The Bilinda Butchers”
3-12-15: Philadelphia, PA- Boot & Saddle w/ Craft Spells & Suburban Living
3-13-15: New York, NY- Mercury Lounge w/ Craft Spells & Ski Lodge
3-14-15: Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Night Bazaar w/ Craft Spells
3-15-15: Allston, MA- Great Scott w/ Craft Spells &Funeral Advantage
3-17-15: Toronto, ON- Hard Luck Bar w/ Craft Spells
3-18-15: Ann Arbor, MI-Blind Pig w/ Craft Spells & Gosh Pith
3-19-15: Chicago, IL- Schuba’s Tavern w/ Craft Spells& Tiny Fireflies
3-20-15: Minneapolis, MN-First Avenue w/ Craft Spells
3-21-15: Lincoln, NE w/ Craft Spells w/ Craft Spells & Yesh
3-23-15: Denver, CO-Hi-Dive w/ Craft Spells & Pillar Point
3-24-15: Salt Lake City, UT-Kilby Court w/ CraftSpells & KoalaTemple
3-25-15: Boise, ID-The Crux- Treeport Music Fest w/ 350 bands including TV on the Radio, Built to Spill
3-26-15: Portland, OR- Mississippi Studios w/ Craft Spells & Appendixes
3-27-15: Vancouver, BC- Electric Owl w/ Craft Spells
3-28-15: Seattle, WA- Neumos w/ Craft Spells

Visit The Bilinda Butchers @ Orchid Tapes @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.


Whirr To Kick Off ‘Sway’ Tour


Whirr fans are preparing to test the limits of their eardrums following a Spring tour announcement! The quintet will be joined by Wildhoney, Adventures and Wild Moth (on the select dates below). The Philly/San Francisco outfit will be performing songs from their ‘Sway’ LP (out now via Graceface). The album was recorded by ‘Sunbather’ producer Jack Shirley in Oakland, before (amazingly) popping up in the Billboard Charts. Tickets for the tour are on sale now and come with a complimentary social media insult. C***s. Kidding, kidding.

Whirr – ‘Heavy’

Whirr April ’15 USA Tour Dates:

April 2 – Denver, CO @ The Moon Room
April 3 – Omaha, NE @ O’Leaver’s
April 4 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (w/ Pity Sex) *
April 5 – Lansing, MI @  Mac’s Bar *
April 6 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s *
April 7 – Pittsburgh, PA @  Mr. Roboto Project *
April 8 – New York, NY @ Baby’s All Right * (tickets)
April 9 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs *
April 10 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
April 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s (early all ages) *
April 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s (late +21) *
April 12 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *#
April 14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn #
April 15 – Nashville, TN @ Cafe Coco #
April 16 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone #
April 17 – Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s ^
April 18 – Austin, TX @ Red7 ^
April 19 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova ^
April 20 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls ^
April 21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock ^
April 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon ^
April 23 – Bakersfield, CA @ Muso’s Gym ^
April 25 – Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go Records! ^

w/ Adventures = *
w/ Wildhoney = #
w/ Wild Moth = ^

Visit Whirr @ Tumblr @ Graveface Records @ Facebook.

Breather Feat. J. Weinberg – ‘Montana’


Remember Young Prisms? Sadly the San Francisco shoegazers called it quits in early 2014 after releasing some incredible tunes. But… from the ashes we have Breather (featuring former members Stefanie Hodapp and Giovanni Betteo)! The duo just posted some beautiful songs on Soundcloud and recently supported Tamaryn at the Chapel. Here’s to new beginnings…

Breather Feat. J. Weinberg – ‘Montana’

Visit Breather @ Soundcloud.

To The Wedding – ‘Silver Currents’


To The Wedding‘s latest EP ‘Silver Currents‘ has barely been out a month but it’s already been praised by The Wild Honey Pie, DKFM, Crack In The Road and NME. The beauty of songs like ‘Come On’ and ‘Silver Currents’ places the EP among the year’s best dream pop releases. Multi-instrumentalist Lauren Grubb translates simple melodies into a rich, cinematic atmosphere (for fans of Memoryhouse, Echo Lake and Still Corners). It’s the second offering from the Californian since 2010, now we need a full length!

To The Wedding – ‘Silver Currents’

Visit To The Wedding online @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.