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Tashaki Miyaki – Somethin’ Is Better Than Nothin’
The song is taken from the Tashaki Miyaki debut EP which is available to download HERE, through The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing‘s Bandcamp.


A Californian two-piece band, Tashaki Miyaki are Lucy (vocals, drums) and Rocky (guitar), pals from Los Angeles and San Francisco. They named the band from a Japanese director Takashi Miike (三池崇史).

Huichica Music Festival June 4, 2011
Part Two: Rain Dancing with These United States, Richard Swift w/ Fruit Bats and Sonny & the Sunsets / Video by Cult Sonoma

Huichica Music Festival is an annual all-day concert at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma, California. Conceived by winery owner Jeff Bundschu and Fruit Bat’s frontman Eric Johnson after the band’s 2009 performance at the outdoor amphitheater.

WATCH more … Part One: Refuge from the Deluge – David Williams, CB Brand, Tu Fawning & Breathe Owl Breathe / Part Three: Clear Skies for J. Mascis & Fruit Bats

新世代 “バークレー・ギター” 三羽烏の一人、マット・ボールドウィンと往年のサーフ・バンド、
サンダルスのウォルター・ジョリスの息子さんでもあるニコのコラボレーション・テープ。



“Year of The Dog,” a full-length collaboration between Matt Baldwin and Nico Georis, is now available on Psychic Arts’ bandcamp (limited edition of 50 hand-numbered CD-R/Digital).


released 15 July 2011
1. Year of The Dog (Baldwin Unlimited/BMI)
2. Juan Carlos (a collective improvisation)*
Matt Baldwin – guitar, guitar-synth, looping and delay
Nico Georis – clavinet, Wurlitzer piano, Prophet 600, Microkorg and percussion
Shaun Elley – drums, percussion
*Peter Arrensdorf – bass, *Juan Carlos Morales Tablada – congas, percussion
Recorded and edited by Nico at Nico’s House.
Matt dedicates Year of The Dog to Virginia Bennett, PhD.



Matt Baldwin – We Enter The Dream
    from “Night In The Triangle” (via)


On the 2006 compilation “Berkeley Guitar,” dedicated to the long history of Takoma Records, which released landmark recordings by John Fahey, Robbie Basho, Leo Kottke and many others, Matt baldwin was featured along with Sean Smith and Adam Snider. His latest release, the double album “Night In The Triangle” have been available from American Dust, and his acclaimed debut album, 2008′s “Paths of Ignition” have been uploaded to the Psychic Arts bandcamp, too.


‘I Don’t Give A Fuck About You’ is the single off The Myonics’ forthcoming album “Pagans.” The Myonics are, Brian Davy – drums, synth / Nat Futterman – trumpet / Jasper Leach – vocals, various / Tom Meagher – guitar, vocals / Billy Miller – electric autoharp / Eric Mohammed – bass.




Mikal Cronin – Apathy

Mikal Cronin – Get Along


“Taking influences such as late sixties Del Shannon and The Everly Brothers and filtering them through his own mutant California fuzz, Mikal deftly explores his singer/songwriter side that at moments feels like a punk Harry Nilsson or Curt Boettcher that balances sweet melodies & chords with chunky, psychedelic guitar freak-outs.”

Both tracks are taken from the forthcoming self-titled solo debut full-length from Orange County’s Mikal Cronin (Okie Dokie, Charlie and the Moonhearts), the album was recorded with his long-time friend & collaborator Ty Segall producing, Eric Bauer (Ty Segall, Royal Baths) running the tape machine and special guests, Charlie Moonheart (The Moonhearts) and John Dwyer (Thee Oh Sees), due out on September 20th via Trouble In Mind Records.



Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin – I Wear Black

Taken from the last year’s collaborative album “Reverse Shark Attack” by Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin. Recently Ty Segall has joined Sic Alps again, they release a new 4-song 7″ EP “Breadhead” on August 23rd via Drag City, now the band consists of the founding member Mike Donovan (formerly of the Ropers), Eric Bauer and Ty Segall.

Shannon & The Clams – Done With You
NPP E01: Shannon & The Clams, live at Cakeland – Oakland, CA – May 2011

This is the first episode of the new video collaboration series presented by Echolocale and the Noise Pop Podcast, once a month, they will release a new video, available as a free download [Subscribe].  Shannon & The Clams‘ latest full length “Sleep Talk” is available on 1-2-3-4-Go! Records.

THIS AIN’T A SCENE presents:
Avi Buffalo – Won’t be Around No More / Time to Sleep (the Long Way)
SYNC SESSION // SIX, Recorded April 23, 2011, Long Beach, CA
photography // Benjamin Hoste sound // Josh Polon

WATCH more :: from THIS AIN’T A SCENE

Avi Buffalo, a band from Long Beach, based around the songs of guitarist Avi Zahner-Isenberg (Avi Buffalo), is back with a brand spank’n new 7″ entitled “How Come,” since 2010 full-length debut, now available on Sub Pop.

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