This Week in Local Music News


Although they've broken up, The Mallard are staying true to their word and releasing their new album, Finding Meaning in Deference. Out on July 29th, you can get a taste of their final effort (sad face) on their first single "Iceberg." [via Brooklyn Vegan]

Treasure Island Music Fest announced its 2013 lineup, which features supergroup Atoms for Peace, Animal Collective, local rapper Antwon, and much more. What did you think of the roster? [via]

Blackbird Blackbird released a new, dense, lush track, the first since the project's amazing Boracay Planet EP. The song, entitled "Summer's Almost Here," contains all the bursting excitement you feel in real life when you hear the word "summer." [via The Bay Bridged]

San Francisco metal band Deafheaven is getting serious praise for its atmospheric new album Sunbather. In an interview with Pitchfork this week, singer George Clarke talks the album's deeply personal themes. [via Pitchfork]

Psych warriors Lumerians dropped a new single, "Dogon Genesis," from their upcoming album The High Frontier. Get on their wavelength and listen now. [via Youtube]

Sonny & The Sunsets also made a video for their single "Palmreader," wherein a fight breaks out in a park and someone loses an ear. [via Youtube]

A new EDM-focused record shop is now gracing the Lower Haight with its presence! Vinyl Dreams, run by Mike Bee, specializes in club-oriented wax. Check out their soft opening party tomorrow (Saturday!) [via SF Weekly]

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