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Guy Fox Releases New EP - Paper Roads

Paper Roads, the fourth release by Bay Area locals Guy Fox, streets on July 15th. The EP follows the group’s debut full-length release Night Owl (2015) and maintains core elements of the band’s signature sound while taking on a new trajectory. While the band spent the better part of two years in and out of the recording studio crafting Night Owl—a heavily atmospheric recording—Paper Roads embraces, and more closely mirrors, the energetic live set for which the group has become known.

“Paper roads are roads that were approved by a town at some point in history, but have never been built--they just exist on paper,” explains songwriter Nate Witherbee. “We liked the idea as it hints of aspirations, ideas or dreams that haven’t become reality.”

This melancholy-tinged sentiment contrasts with the upbeat grooves and horn arrangements that are at the core of any Guy Fox record. “Let’s Move to Canada”, the EP’s penultimate track, perhaps best encapsulates the group’s ability to combine carefree, tongue-in-cheek lyrics that hint at deeper questions, while opening track “What Ya Say” demonstrates the group’s newfound ability to utilize space and broken down instrumentation.

Recorded at the new Tiny Telephone Oakland studio with long-time producer James Riotto (John Vanderslice, Merrill Garbus, Geographer), Paper Roads offers the most raw and genuine work produced by the group thus far.

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Silent Pictures' Album Let It Begin Streaming in Full

San Francisco psych-gaze group, Silent Pictures are debuting their sophomore LP, Let it Begin for a limited time via Soundcloud. A mix of beachy reverb-jangle, big choruses, swirling strings and more, the full album serves as an excellent demonstration of the group’s wide-spanning expertise and experience.

Oaktown Indie Mayhem Releases TV Heads Debut EP - Total Fvcker

The Oakland based record label, Oaktown Indie Mayhem has released the new EP from the experimental band, TV Heads.

After soaking up the creative influences of the Bay Area for many years previous, and marinating in Los Angeles’ vibrant scene of grungy post-punk and garage rock, ambient electronic experimentation, and cross-pollinating performance art mediums, TV Heads was ripe to begin recording Total Fvcker. The band finds it's sound in the collective experiences of the trio; arching guitar lines, gritty synths, and raw drums and bass. Galloway and Tavella mix their distinctive voices together to create lush vocal harmonies that launch into wild choruses, a'la a Jeff Buckley and Annie Clark fronted Smashing Pumpkins.

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Jackie Zealous set to release debut album

Following the one year anniversary of their EP, Jackie Zealous is set to release a debut album titled “Psychic Data”. The band based in Santa Cruz gave us a taste of the California beach experience with warm Indie pop/rock vibes in June 2015. The highlights of the one year old project are “Lucky Girls Lucky Boys” and “I Feel It”. Both tracks exude warm and laid back vocals interlaced with catchy guitar riffs. You can find Jackie Zealous EP on soundcloud, spotify or bandcamp. - Garrett Yee

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Noise Pop Announces Line Up for 20th Street - 8/20

We´re excited to share the news up the 4th Annual 20th Street Block Party in San Francisco!

Noise Pop is excited to announce the music lineup for the fourth annual 20th Street Block Party taking place Saturday, August 20 from noon to 6:00 p.m.  The event will take place on 20th Street between Harrison and Bryant streets in the Mission district; however, this year the party has expanded to include 19th Street, also between Harrison and Bryant. The free neighborhood celebration of music, food and drink, and art just outside the doors of Noise Pop HQ will bring some of the community’s best sights, sounds and flavors to thousands of guests throughout the afternoon.

For more information on the event, please visit http://www.20thstreetblockparty.com. Event artwork was done by renowned artist Jason Jagel.

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