This Week in Local Music News


The Soft Moon's Luis Vasquez talks about his fall sophomore LP Zeros, his new collaboration track with John Foxx and The Maths, and how he never thought his music would make it past his bedroom door. [via Stereogum]

Scrappy jangle poppers English Singles, from SacTown, just released a single called "Finer Points," which will stay in your head all day long. [via Positive Destruction]

Sonny Smith continues to prove himself as a true local music gem by releasing both One Act Plays (featuring appearances by the likes of Neko Case and Miranda July), and a sweet new track "Pretend You Love Me" from Sonny & The Sunsets' forthcoming LP Longtime Companion, written about the breakup of a girlfriend of ten years. Heavy. [via The Bay Bridged]

Oakland Warm Soda releases its glam first track "Reaction," then kills it onstage at Brick & Mortar Music Hall. Can't wait to hear more out of this band. [via Warm Soda's Bandcamp]

Sleazy pop band Grandma's Boyfriend has surfaced, and is giving away its new 7", full of tracks about getting murdered and loose women, for free. [via The Bay Bridged]

Venerable composer Philip Glass and chirping chanteuse Joanna Newsom are getting together at the Warfield for a benefit concert to help the awesome Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur. The rural library needs $140,000 for facilities maintenance. Dig deep, people! [via SF Weekly]

Oakland cloud-rap duo Main Attraktionz give a nod to SF's indie scene and remix Dominant Legs' "Make Time for the Boy." Could this be the Bay's BBQ jam of the summer? [via The Bay Bridged]

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