THE ORANGE PEELS: TRESPASSING

Our existence is ruled by sevens. Seven continents. Seven seas. The seven days of the week. The seven colors in the rainbow. Seven wonders. On album No. 7, The Orange Peels are confronting the significance of making music in the current social and political climate. What does it mean to make art in tumultuous, polarized times?…

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THE INCREDIBLE VICKERS BROTHERS: TORCH SONGS FOR SWINGERS

Founding member of The Orange Peels and Cerebral Corps, multi-instrumentalist Bob Vickers is no stranger to the world of arty pop music. On his second solo outing he gives us something a little more personal, a little deeper. It could be the year’s most perfect break-up album. Or is it a mid-life crisis record? Find…

FELSEN: BLOOD ORANGE MOON

“I wanna live where culture kills machines and decent melodies will haunt you in your dreams.” On Blood Orange Moon, Felsen delivers a new telepathic message through melody and lyric beamed directly from their late-night West Oakland studio. The album releases January 28, 2018 on Mystery Lawn Music.  Listeners are reeled into Felsen’s revealing inner…

ARTS & LEISURE: RESCUED OBJECTS

It’s been four years since Arts & Leisure’s last LP, and the Sacramento, California four-piece is back with a new album and a new sound that builds on the foundations of 2013’s Choose Your Adventure, which Big Takeover praised for its “bubble-gum catchiness.” Featuring former members of Baby Grand and The English Singles, Arts &…

KARLA KANE: KING’S DAUGHTERS HOME FOR INCURABLES

Karla Kane’s “King’s Daughters Home for Incurables” leads listeners into an intriguing land of acorns and tea leaves; feminism and fairy tales; pagan pop and pastoral protest songs; whimsical wanderings and sharp observations on the current state of the world. THE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM BY THE CORNER LAUGHERS LEADER is scheduled for release OCT. 6. It’s…

MY LITTLE HUM: REMEMBERING HOUSES

The upcoming debut release from My Little Hum, Remembering Houses, is a glittery pop mixture of shimmering guitars, infectious melodies, and earworm female vocal harmonies wrapped in a thoughtful, introspective bow. The album, produced and engineered by Allen Clapp (Orange Peels), is due out September 8 on Mystery Lawn Music.  While enrolled in a geography…

THE FLYWHEELS: I’M FOR THE FLOWERS

To steal a line from legendary San Francisco drive-time DJ Don Sherwood, you are about to be indoctrinated into the ranks of the Flywheels—America’s slowest-rising indie-rock combo. And one of its very best, make no mistake! The 11 tracks taking shape have been nurtured like fine wine by  the two founding members of the San Francisco…