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This Week in Local Music News

Fledging local band Dirty Ghosts (above) has played quite a few shows around town, but finally released the first single "Shout It In" from its debut, the Aesop Rock-produced Metal Moon [via The Bay Bridged]

Royal Baths, who recently fled SF for New York City, signed to Kanine Records and dropped a woozy new track "Darling Divine," which will appear on their new LP Better Luck Next Life, out February 7. [via Pitchfork]

The Bold Italic gets a backstory on one of the city's most revered record stores, Rooky Ricardo's in Lower Haight. [via Bold Italic]

Zumbi of Zion I releases "Champion #1" with Bassnectar from his Versus mixtape. The video is a sight to behold. [via Bandcamp]

Although we've heard it a dozen times live, Terry Malts released its awesome track "Tumble Down," which appears on its hotly anticipated debut LP Killing Time, dropped on Slumberland in February. [via The Bay Bridged]

Thee Oh Sees-esque pop trio POW! releases rabid, wonderfully ramshackle EP Pretend There. [via Afterlife Records]

SF Weekly reveals its list for the best Bay Area hip-hop records of 2011. [via All Shook Down]

Noise Pop Festival adds new blood to its 20th anniversary lineup: Wye Oak, The Soft Pack and The Dodos. [via Noise Pop]

Psych-poppers Seventeen Evergreen lay down a new EP entitled Psyentist (radical name). [via The Bay Bridged]