Category Archives: Oakland

SONG OF THE DAY Sitka Sun – Desert

In this new world where many of us find ourselves restricted and locked-down, it’s only natural to dream of getting away and, whilst our physical selves may face limitations, I have found just the thing to satiate the desires of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Meernaa – Good Luck

Meernaa at times feels like a fantasy designed by Solange and Grizzly Bear on mushrooms…. Good Luck is the latest single from Oakland trio Meernaa and, in all of its delicate glory, is well worth a few moments of your undivided … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dick Stusso – Modern Music

Oakland singer-songwriter Nick Russo, a.k.a Dick Stusso, has recently announced his forthcoming second album In Heaven, which will be released on Friday 2nd March via Hardly Art Records. First single Modern Music is an apt introduction to Dick Stusso who has been described … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bells Atlas – Spec and Bubble

No stranger to the Listening Post Blog, Oakland’s Bells Atlas first came to my attention early last year, and have provided that perfect sunshiny musical retreat ever since. This Californian four-piece are made up of Sandra Lawson-Ndu, Derek Barber, Geneva Harrison and Doug Stuart, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sugar Candy Mountain – 666

Well here’s a track that’s easy like Sunday morning!  Astro-rockers Sugar Candy Mountain came together in 2011, originally a bedroom recording project and now a four-piece based in Los Angeles. On the 8th of this month the band released new … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Pleasure Routine – Two Artists

Oakland-based sextet, The Pleasure Routine have released their debut album ‘Sugar Mountain’ today and after a couple of listens I am delighted to report that it is well worth the wait!  Paving the way with their golden sounds, singles ‘Wires’ and ‘Walk … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Pleasure Routine – Wires

It brings me so much pleasure to share another fantastic track from the Oakland-based sextet, The Pleasure Routine.  Taken from their upcoming debut album ‘Sugar Mountain,’ which I do believe is nearing completion, ‘Wires’ is the third single taken from … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Foxtails Brigade – Watch Me

I’ve got a lot of time for this band and have to say that you would be hard pressed to find anything out there, past or present, that has a sound resembling the Oakland-based Foxtails Brigade. Their music explores various genres … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Pleasure Routine – Walk the Dog (Backwards)

This is the kind of audio pleasure I could quite easily accept as a daily routine, especially if it all sounds like this track, it’s got a lot of swagger and I can’t get enough of it!… This is what … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Naytronix – Mister Divine

The Experimental sounds of Oakland-based Naytronix, aka Nate Brenner floated into my earshot back in October last year just before the release of second album ‘Mr Divine.’  I don’t revisit albums/artists nearly enough, continuously occupied with new music, but Naytronix’s track … Continue reading

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