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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

Terry Malts :: Tumble Down
Terry Malts :: Naueseous

2) Young Prisms :: In Between

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

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

4) Grass Widow :: Internal Logic

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

5) The Mallard :: Yes On Blood

The Mallard :: Vines
The Mallard :: Mansion

6) Wymond Miles :: Under the Pale Moon

Wymond Miles :: Pale Moon

7) Ty Segall & White Fence :: Hair

Ty Segall & White Fence :: Time

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

9) Blasted Canyons :: 2nd Place

Blasted Canyons :: Holy Geometry

10) Hunx :: Hairdresser Blues

Hunx :: Always Forever

february 2012 mix

Positive Destruction // february 2012 mix

01 The Mallard : vines 00:00
02 Terry Malts : nauseous 03:14
03 White Fence : swagger vets and double moon 06:04
04 Young Prisms : floating in blue 08:27
05 Cool Ghouls : witch’s game 12:09
06 Synthetic ID : throwaway 17:18
07 Magic Bullets : what took you so long 20:04
08 Nodzzz : true to life 23:19

mp3: Young Prisms // “Floating in Blue”

Check out this ethereal, moving new track from Young Prisms, who earlier announced details of yet another US tour that coincides with the release of their second album (dates below). “Floating in Blue” is the lead song on In Between, which drops March 27th on Kanine. [via]

Young Prisms // “Floating in Blue”

Winter Tour Dates:

Feb 22 Cafe Du Nord San Francisco CA $
Feb 24 Mississippi Studios Portland OR
Feb 25 Comet Tavern Seattle WA ^
Feb 26 The Shakedown Bellingham WA ^
Feb 29 The Aquarium Dempsey’s Fargo ND #
Mar 1 7th Street Entry Minneapolis MN #
Mar 2 Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Mar 3 Cafe Bourbon Street Columbus OH #
Mar 4 DC9 Washington DC #
Mar 5 Glasslands Brooklyn NY #
Mar 6 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia PA #
Mar 7 Great Scott Allston MA #
Mar 8 The Red Door Portsmouth NH #
Mar 9 Le Cagibi Montreal QC #
Mar 10 Drake Hotel Toronto ON 11pm curfew #
Mar 11 Paperhouse Detroit MI #
Mar 21 The Echo Los Angeles CA %

$ w/ Melted Toys
^ w/ Grave Babies
% w/The Black Ryder # w/ Boy Friend

What’s going on this week?

King Lollipop, Peach Kelli Pop, Swiftumz @
1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 7pm

Iggy and the Stooges @
Warfield, 8pm
Broken Cities, Moonbell, Atlas @
Elbo Room, 8:30pm

Jonathan Richman @
Great American Music Hall, 8pm
Thee Oh Sees, Twin Steps, Cool Ghouls @ The Depot, 6:30pm [free sfsu show]

Ganglians, Young Prisms @
Milk Bar, 8pm
The Fleshtones, Dukes of Hamburg, Teutonics @ The Knockout, 9pm [night one of two]

The Donkeys, Lilac, Buxton @
Bottom of the Hill, 9:30pm [co-headliners]
The Fleshtones, Top Ten, Chuckleberries @ The Knockout, 9pm [night two of two]

Music for Animals, Kishi Bashi @
Engine Works, 9pm [+ special guest]
Tennis, Miniature Tigers, Devon Williams @
Bottom of the Hill, 10pm
Twin Steps, TRMRS, Uzi Rash, Yi @ Sugar Mountain, 8pm [TS record-release]
Nectarine Pie, The Love Dimension, Primitive Hearts @ 924 Gilman, 9pm [east bay psychedelic disaster]

Shannon and the Clams, Buffalo Tooth, Primitive Hearts @
ATA, 3pm [ATA fundraiser/winter beach formal]
Grass Widow, Erase Errata @
924 Gilman [girls rock camp showcase]

Young Prisms touring w/ Big Troubles, playing @ Vitus in Oakland

[photo by Keith Axline]

San Francisco’s stoner psych crew Young Prisms are going on a tour with Slumberland-signed Big Troubles that kicks off at Vitus Lounge in Oakland on October 8th. Show starts at 9pm and costs 5 bones. You can RSVP here. Listen to two tracks from Big Troubles’ Romantic Comedy here. Full dates below:

10/08- Oakland, CA- Vitus *
10/09- Los Angeles, CA- The Echo *
10/10- Tucson, AZ- Club Congress *
10/12- Norman, OK- The Opolis *
10/13- Lawrence, KS- Replay Lounge *
10/14- Des Moines, IA-  Vaudeville Mew*
10/15-St. Louis, MO- Style House *
10/17- Washington DC- Black Cat Backstage *^
10/19- Cambridge, MA- TT The Bears *
10/20- New York, NY- CMJ
10/21- New York, NY- CMJ
10/23- Chicago, IL- Beat Kitchen
10/26- Denver, CO- HI Dive
10/27- Salt Lake City, UT- Kilby Court
10/28- Reno, NV- Tonic Lounge

*w/ Big Troubles

^w/ John Maus

What’s going on this week?

Built by Stereo, Simon and the Fire Breathers, Meat Market, Younger Lovers @
Bottom of the Hill, 8:30 pm 

Deep Teens, No Babies, Uzi Rash, Whitman @ Jam City (1570 7th St., Oakland), 8pm
Switftumz Listening Party @
Casanova Lounge, 6pm
Dum Dum Girls, Crocodiles, Colleen Green @
Great American Music Hall, 8pm 

Zola Jesus @
Amoeba, 6pm (free)

Switftumz, Little Mercury, Lenguas Largas @
The Knockout, 9pm 

120 Minutes, Sleep ∞ Over @
Elbo Room, 10pm
Melted Toys, ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted @
1314 Grant Ave., (free)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Twin Sister @
Slim’s, 9pm
The Fresh and Onlys, Tamaryn, Wax Idols @
Great American Music Hall,  9pm
Old Firm Casuals, Brassknuckle Boys, Young Offenders, Airfix Kits, Living Eyes @ Thee Parkside, 9pm

Barn Owl, Date Palms, Danny Paul Grody @
San Francisco Zen Center, 6pm
Dead Meadow, Burnt Ones, POW! @
Cafe Du Nord, 9:30pm
Girls, Sonny and the Sunsets, PAPA @ Great American Music Hall, 9pm
Big Troubles, Young Prisms @ VITUS (201 Broadway), 9pm

Japanther @
East Bay Rats MC Club House, 9pm
Girls @
Amoeba, 2pm $free
Girls, Sonny and the Sunsets, Carletta Sue Kay
@ Great American Music Hall, 8pm

We’re giving away tickets to the Halloween weekend Ty Segall + Nobunny show at Brick and Mortar Music Hall. Read more details here.

What’s going on this week?

Apache, Daddy Long Legs, Lenz //
A.J.’S HOUSE OF BLUES (3127 TELEGRAPH AVE., Oakland), 6:30pm $FREE 


Magic Trick, Magic Bullets, PreTeen, The Tambo Rays // Rickshaw Stop, 8pm $8
White Mystery, Sir Lord Von Raven, Nectarine Pie, Human Waste // Stork Club (Oakland), 9pm

The Soft Moon, Craft Spells // Rickshaw Stop, 9pm $10
Ty Segall, Shannon and the Clams // The Knockout, 9pm $5
Hyena with Pixel Memory, James & Evander and Black Jeans // Milk Bar, 9pm $5
White Mystery (Chicago), Burnt Ones, Dimples, Mrs. Magician // Hemlock Tavern, 8:30pm $7

Traditional Fools, Outdoorsmen, Uzi Rash, Shrouds // 
Thee Parkside, 9pm $10
Young Prisms, Grave Babies, Permanent Collection // Hemlock Tavern, 9:30pm $10

Ty Segall, Bare Wires, Cosmonauts //
Hemlock Tavern, 9:30pm $5

Moonhearts, Pangea, King Lollipop, Si Si Si //
Hemlock Tavern, 2:30pm $7
Mikal Cronin, Mouthbreathers (In the Red), Cosmonauts // Hemlock Tavern, 9pm $7
R. Stevie Moore, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Carletta Sue Kay, Tropical Ooze //
Make Out Room, 7:30pm $15/$20

Monday (8/29)
R. Stevie Moore, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Kelley Stoltz, Tropical Ooze // 
Make Out Room, 7:30pm $15/$20

nything else?

Read our interview with Mikal Cronin, who’s playing the concluding show of Total Trash Fest 3 (with Moonhearts during the day and then with his touring band at night, formed by members of Pangea).

Wax Idols and Terry Malts have set up a Kickstarter to help fund a 20+ stop October/November US tour. The first 10 to pledge more than $50 receive a Wax Idols LP and some button swag designed by both bands. You can donate here. Read our interview with Wax Idols frontwoman Hether Fortune here.