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Trails & Ways

Trails & Ways, photo via thesonglists.com

This is way better than a new album release: Oakland band Trails and Ways debuted a video game for their song "Como Te Vas," which basically lets anybody make their own mix of the song by remixing each element of the song into different, cute virtual landscapes. Genius! This is something only a Bay Area band could conceive. Oh, and it only works on Google Chrome. [via email PR land]

Rising Oakland metal mavens Ovvl get profiled in the Bay Guardian, shedding light on its badass members (three brothers and one bass-playing girl), and their massive year ahead (a new album and multiple tours!). [via SF Bay Guardian]

Sacto experimental hip hop outfit Death Grips gets a major shout out from Aussie band Pond, whose front man Nick Allbrook chose as his most-coveted live show to catch, saying "I would love to take cues from their live show." [via SPIN.com]

Speaking of Death Grips, they also dropped a brand new track called "Birds." If you've wondered what they've been up to since their infamous Lollapalooza no-show earlier this month, this is it. [via NME]

Chasms released their gorgeously dark Riser EP. Steeped in shoegaze-inspired guitars, melancholy, meandering vocals, and drum machine beats, we can't help but think of the Cocteau Twins–and that's a good thing. Don't miss their release party at Warm Leatherette tonight! [via The Bay Bridged]

This is a cool collab: SF retailer/Tenderloin venue Vacation is publishing Thee Oh Sees frontman John Dwyer's first photo book, entitled Vinegar Mirror, which encapsulates 225 pages of Dwyer's photos shot from 2010 to 2013. Get on it quickly, it'll run in alimited of 500 hardcover copies. [via Pitchfork]

And finally, OMG, Sir Paul McCartney wants to play Candlestick Park's last show ever, before they burn it to the ground. Anyone who saw Sir Paul at Outside Lands knows he was the one to beat that Friday. We're on board. Plus, it would be an awesome way to commemorate the Beatles final concert, which took place at Candlestick on August 29, 1966. [via SF Weekly]