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Date Palms, photo via eastbayexpress.com

Oakland duo Date Palms got signed to venerable label Thrill Jockey, who plans to put out the band's third album The Dusted Sessions (a heady mix of traditional Eastern music and drone) in June. [via email PR land]

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down dropped a new acoustic track called "Kindness Be Conceived," a collaboration with psych-folk maiden Joanna Newsom. It just makes us that more excited for Thao's upcoming album, We The Common, out Feb. 5. [via The Bay Bridged]

Surprise! Thee Oh Sees announced a new LP, eerily entitled Floating Coffin, that drops April 16th. This is hot on the heels of their last LP Putrifiers II, which dropped in September 2012. How do they do it? [via email PR land]

Speaking of new albums, we honored Sonny Smith's new record (and the latest installment in his epic 100 Records Project) 100 Records Vol. 3 with a Q&A with Smith about multiple personality disorder, life in Oakland, and what's next. [via 7x7.com]

Wood Shoppe, the awesome monthly free show at Mission Street venue Brick & Mortar, celebrates its one-year anniversary on February 5th! Catch local bands Painted Palms, Yalls (and more), and expect drink specials by Trumer Pils and Sailor Jerry's all night long! [via Brick & Mortar]

The inaugural BottleRock Napa Valley festival was just announced for May 2013, and it sounds awesome. There are huge names on the roster, like Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Jane's Addiction, The Alabama Shakes, and many, many more. Clear your calendar! [via bottlerocknapavalley.com]

Warm Soda, born from the ashes of Bare Wires, streamed its first single from its first full-length Someone For You, via Castle Face Records. Check out the uber-catchy track "Waiting For Your Call" ASAP for toe-tapping freshness. [via The Bar Bridged]

So you don't have to do any digging yourself, SF Weekly rounded up the freshest songs and videos from the Bay's hip-hop scene. [via SF Weekly]