This Week in Local Music News

By names both Thee Oh Sees (#16) and E-40 (#2) on their flattering "Rock's 30 Best Winning Streaks" list, meaning that these two Bay Area mainstays can pretty much do no wrong. [via]

The Mallard premieres a new video for "Mansion," made on 16mm by the tireless Hannah Lew of Grass Widow. Catch this scrappy band at their few Bay Area shows before they take off on a US tour. [via The Bay Bridged]

Local doom metal label Flenser gets its due in a profile by SF Weekly, which calls it a "one-man pursuit of quality doom" that operates out of a SF garage. Keep the dream alive! [via SF Weekly]

We finally get a first taste of Ty Segall's upcoming Summer release Slaughterhouse, in the form of "Wave Goodbye," a much sludgier, heavier slice from the prolific wunderkind than we've heard in a while. [via Pitchfork]

One of our favorite local blogs Positive Destruction turns one year old on May 19th, and will throw a birthday bash featuring Melted Toys, Permanent Collection, The Memories and more at Thee Parkside. Support local music writing! [via Positive Destruction]

Cocktails just dropped its new four-song demo The Bedroom Sessions, for all you slop-pop fiends out there. Crank it up as your soundtrack for this sunny weekend ahead. [via Soundcloud]

Thao Nguyen, while recording her new album, has found the time to contribute to NPR's Snap Judgement show. In it, she shares a story about her relationship with her grandmother, accompanied by her own acoustic guitar instrumentals. [via The Bay Bridged]

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