A Low Class Love Song To The Polyorchids
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A Low Class Love Song To The Polyorchids

The Polyorchids is a Sacramento based group that has been around for three years and are ready to deliver new material.  Embracing indie and power pop influences, they are set to release their first full-length, self-titled debut along with a couple of record release shows to top off their release. Their last folk-punk EP, Popgun, … Continue reading

A Concept of Glass
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A Concept of Glass

Citizen of Glass is an exploration of fragility, paranoia, and transparency. Danish musician Agnes Obel created the album to experiment with the German concept “gläserner bürger,”  or a human of glass. “I know I can’t communicate everything with music,” she says with a laugh, speaking over the background sounds of the Berlin cafe she is calling … Continue reading

Duke Chevalier Plays the Ace of Swords.
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Duke Chevalier Plays the Ace of Swords.

Duke Chevalier is an enigmatic California music project melding esoteric, spiritual influences with odd notes of funk, folk, hip-hop, and catchy riffs. The group, whose members do not broadcast their identities, is finally ready to debut their first release since ‘Hangin’ onto the Vision’ in March 2014. The five track EP, Ace of Swords is an alternately mellow … Continue reading

Dropping Anchor at the (First) First Festival
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Dropping Anchor at the (First) First Festival

Over Memorial Day weekend, TUBE. had the opportunity to drop anchor at the inaugural First Festival in West Sacramento’s River Walk Park. The festival featured 18 local bands on three stages. The Main Stage was lined up with bands like Whiskey & Stitches, D.U.S.T., A Mile Till Dawn, and Humble Wolf. The Yelp Stage featured … Continue reading

As in Hearts, Royal Blood Pounds Onstage
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As in Hearts, Royal Blood Pounds Onstage

Good old-fashioned, dirty rock ‘n’ roll is far from dead. Royal Blood has proved themselves to be the newest avatars of that particular vein of gritty music that comes from England. Singer/bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher’s symbiosis is really what drives their sound. There are plenty of guitar-drum duos in rock (The Black … Continue reading

MORGAN DELT SHARES NEW TRACK OBSTACLE EYES
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MORGAN DELT SHARES NEW TRACK OBSTACLE EYES

MORGAN DELT SHARES NEW TRACK FROM DEBUT ALBUM, OUT JANUARY 28TH ON TROUBLE IN MIND California native Morgan Delt recently announced his self-titled debut album, out January 28th on Trouble In Mind, and shared the excellent track, “Beneath The Black And Purple.” It’s the follow up to the ultra limited 6-song cassette, “Psychic Death Hole,” Morgan released earlier this year. Today, he … Continue reading

Sneak Peek of Quilt’s “Tired & Buttered”.
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Sneak Peek of Quilt’s “Tired & Buttered”.

Boston-based Quilt are gearing up for a big 2014. January 28th will mark the release of their sophomore full-length Held In Splendor (Mexican Summer), and they’re announcing a huge tour that will start in Baltimore and take them across the whole country, from the Pacific Northwest to the South, and back to the East Coast. Also, they’re revealing a very different … Continue reading

FLUME REVEALS FULL LINEUP OF DELUXE EDITION MIXTAPE, SHARES NEW SONG “INTRO FEAT.  STALLEY”
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FLUME REVEALS FULL LINEUP OF DELUXE EDITION MIXTAPE, SHARES NEW SONG “INTRO FEAT. STALLEY”

Flume’s acclaimed self-titled debut is being given the deluxe treatment, and oh what a treatment it is! The 4-disc set will feature the album, remixes of and by Flume, a producer disc with Ableton Live 9 Lite decked out with stems for “Insane,” “Holdin On,” and “On Top,” a DVD of live Infinity Prism Tour footage, … Continue reading

Breathe Owl Breathe
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Breathe Owl Breathe

Breathe Owl Breathe have been through a helluva year. Aside from the difficulties of creating their new record, the transcendent Passage of Pegasus (released Oct. 15th), while spread about the country, they had their tour van/longtime companion, Cassette Canyon, stolen from them while they were in the Bay Area. Though the van was found and their merch was recovered, … Continue reading

Meet The Moans.
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Meet The Moans.

The Moans’ music is a straightforward, high-energy brand of rock ‘n’ roll, supported by lyrical references to Mary Shelley, George Romero, and cloning.  A recipe certain to attract both geeks and punks.  This is a perfect combination for the Ramones-esque side project of Matt Bennett (West Memphis Trio, The Dumb Fox, Shitty Ramones), Danny Secretion … Continue reading