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favorites of 2012.5

Halfway through 2012,  a stunningly-good string of releases has once again cemented the San Francisco Bay Area as the center of the most creative outpourings of musical aptitude since Dunedin Sound blanketed New Zealand in the 1980s. Here are our favorite record + tracks so far this year. Please let us know what we missed in the comments below:

1) Terry Malts :: Killing Time

mp3:
Terry Malts :: Tumble Down
Terry Malts :: Naueseous

2) Young Prisms :: In Between

mp3:
Young Prisms :: Floating in Blue
Young Prisms :: Better Days 

3) White Fence :: Family Perfume Volumes 1 + 2
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White Fence :: Swagger Vets and Double Moon
White Fence :: King of the Decade

4) Grass Widow :: Internal Logic

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Grass Widow :: Goldilocks Zone
Grass Widow :: Disappearing Industries 

5) The Mallard :: Yes On Blood

mp3:
The Mallard :: Vines
The Mallard :: Mansion

6) Wymond Miles :: Under the Pale Moon

mp3:
Wymond Miles :: Pale Moon

7) Ty Segall & White Fence :: Hair

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Ty Segall & White Fence :: Time

8) Burnt Ones :: Meet the Golden One
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Burnt Ones :: Meet the Golden One

9) Blasted Canyons :: 2nd Place

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Blasted Canyons :: Holy Geometry

10) Hunx :: Hairdresser Blues

mp3:
Hunx :: Always Forever

What’s going on this week? (we’re throwing a party)

[Melted Toys at Eagle Tavern – more by Robert]

Monday
Beach Fossils | Catwalk | Permanent Collection @ Slim’s, 9pm
Light Asylum | Black Jeans | Omar | Nako | Dark Materials @ Public Works, 9pm

Tuesday

Wednesday
Creed @ Warfield, 7pm
Thee Oh Sees | The Mallard | Burnt Ones | Warm Soda @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 9pm

Thursday
Carletta Sue Kay @ Amoeba SF, 6pm 

Friday
Sleepy Sun @ The Independent, 9pm
The Avengers | Erase Errata | Carletta Sue Kay @ Cafe du Nord, 9pm
High Castle | CCR Headcleaner | White Suns @ Hemlock Tavern, 9:30pm

Saturday
Cool Ghouls | Meat Market | Poor Sons @ Hemlock Tavern, 9pm
Melted Toys | Memories | Permanent Collecton | Creepers @ Thee Parkside, 9pm [positive destruction + decades magazine presents]

Sunday
Blind Shake | Buffalo Tooth | Radio Revolt @ Knockout, 5pm 

mp3: Ty Segall :: “Wave Goodbye”

Check out this absolutely enormous jam taken from Ty Segall‘s forthcoming release Slaughterhouse, out in June on In The Red. Ty Segall performs tomorrow in SF at The Independent with White Fence, Shannon and the Clams and The Mallard. Doors at 8pm. RSVP here.

What’s going on this week?

Today
Yo La Tengo @ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 7pm/9pm [sold out]
Midnight Youth | Waterstrider | French Cassettes @ Brick and Mortar, 8pm [free] 

Wednesday
Thee Oh Sees @ Public Works [free with RSVP – closed]
Kids on a Crime Spree | James and Evander | Adios Amigo @ Bottom of the Hill, 9pm
Ty Segall | White Fence | Shannon and the Clams | The Mallard @ The Independent, 8pm

Friday
Off! @ Amoeba Berkeley, 4pm
Ruins Alone | Bronze | Bill Orcutt @ Hemlock Tavern , 9:30pm 
Mumble Mumble | The Myonics | Partyland | TINT @ Sub-Mission, 9pm 
[ep release] 

Saturday [Cinco De Mayo]
Dirty Ghosts | Dante Vs Zombies @ Cafe du Nord, 9pm
Mark Sultan | Burnt Ones | Primitive Hearts @ Hemlock Tavern, 9:30pm

Sunday

Anything else?

video: The Mallard :: “Mansion”

[directed by the ever-prolific Hannah Lew]

mp3 premiere: Swiftumz :: “Willy”


Here’s the extremely uplifting and heartfelt new single from Swiftumz, following up on his wonderfully understated debut album on Holy Mountain last year. Swiftumz plays in support of a fantastic bill at Verdi Club at the end of next month (also featuring LA-via-SF trio Wet Illustrated and The Mallard). RSVP for that show over here. Watch the video for “More Than Sleep” below:

mp3:
Swiftumz :: “Willy”

What’s going on this week?

[Acid Baby Jesus in Athens, Greece]

Monday
Religious Girls, Brainstorm, Colored Girls, Creepers @
Vitus, 7pm 

Tuesday
Sleepy Sun @
Amoeba, 6pm
The Mallard, Small Sur Ava Mendoza & Patrick Mullins @
Amnesia, 9pm 
Grace Woodroofe, James and Evander, U.S. Royalty, Positive Destruction (DJ Set) @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 9pm  [free]

Wednesday
Cults, Spectrals, Ms. Magician @
Great American Music Hall, 8pm

Thursday
Cults, Spectrals, Ms. Magician @ 
Great American Music Hall, 8pm
Lenz, Permanent Collection, Tint, Jealousy @
The Knockout, 10pm

Friday
Acid Baby Jesus @
Hemlock Tavern, 6pm

Saturday
Bronze, 3 Leafs, Dark Materials @
63 Bluxome St, 9pm
Thee Oh Sees, Sonny Smith, The Mallard @
The Lab (2948 16th St.), 8pm 

Sunday
Bear in Heaven, Blouse, Doldrums @
The Independent, 8pm