Legs — "Two Colours"
The first single from Legs' LP Pass The Ringo — out on April 23 via San Francisco's Loglady Records — comes with a music video. The Oakland-based quintet ambles through this acoustic jangle, strolling through a jaunty ambiance perfect for a Spring release. If you can't wait until then, check them out at The Knockout on March 24.
Shannon and the Clams — "Rip Van Winkle"
One of Oakland’s resident chimeras of garage, punk, surf, and pop teased us this month with a new track from its first release on Hardly Art, Rats In The Dream House, coming this May. Whether it is Shannon Shaw’s raspy vocal catharsis or Cody Blanchard’s tight arpeggio hooks that keep you listening, this one’s worth a play.
Les Sins — "Grind"
Les Sins, the side project of Chaz Bundick (of Toro Y Moi), released a twelve-inch single this past week on Caribou’s Jiaolong label. The two tracks — “Grind,” backed with B-side “Prelims” — sound like house you can chill to or chillwave you can dance to.
oOoOOO — "FoRLorN DuB"
SF producer oOoOOO uploaded “FoRLorN DuB” to the internet with no information about any follow-up releases — which was roughly as straightfoward as the spelling of his name (pronounced “oh,” by the way). It’s an electronic track that some would be quick to classify as “witch house” or “drag,” basically meaning it is slow, minimal, and possibly occult.
La Fin Absolute Du Monde — "Leave Me In Detroit"
This Bay Area duo’s EP, “Descend,” released earlier this month by Foolscircle Records (UK), ranges from a moody, electronic, almost subterranean sound to the hardcore din of grated guitar. Check out this track for a good middle ground.