This Week in Local Music News


The Soft Moon revealed a metallic, sultry new single from its upcoming album Zeros, called "Insides." Catch the music live on its US and European tour, which starts next week. [via Soundcloud]

Now that they've cemented themselves as one of America's primo live acts, Thee Oh Sees' reputation is intact. Their newest album, Putrifiers II, is already garnering red-hot praise–Pitchfork basically called the LP a solid gateway drug into the band's huge catalogue. [via Pitchfork]

Ty Segall, sometimes also known as "The Young Master," debuted his bootleg VHS-esque music video for his song "The Hills" (a duet with Thee Oh Sees' Brigid Dawson), which he also co-directed. [via]

Oakland's newest record label Fuzz City Records (run by Warm Soda's Matthew Melton), released a 16-track mixtape called Summer of Fuzz to celebrate Summer 2012 (just beginning in the Bay Area!) comprised of bands from here and beyond. [via The Bay Bridged]

Zion I, The Grouch, and Eligh debut a new video for their single "We Don't," to amp up the masses for their 2012 Shadowboxing Tour, which kicks off October 4. Catch them at Mezzanine on October 5th. [via email PR land]

Maus Haus, who excel in a heady mix of Sonic Youth and Beach Boys influences, announced a new EP, entitled Light Noise, out October 2 on Lavish Habits. Get familiar and listen to the EP's single "No More Girls" here. [via Maus Haus's Facebook]

SF Weekly profiled thriving, locally based record label Polyvinyl (also based in Champaign, Illinois), which was founded in 1995 and now champions awesome local acts like Xiu Xiu, Sonny & The Sunsets, and Deerhoof. [via SF Weekly]

Jon Bernson, of Exray's, interviewed the ultra-prolific Tim Cohen (of Magic Trick, Fresh n Onlys, and Window Twins) about his living and recording space in SF. It's an intimate look at how one of SF's most creative minds works. [via Decoder Magazine]

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