DiscoveryHEAR THIS: SPRAIN
January 03. 2020 | By Wayne Jessup

HEAR THIS: SPRAIN

Congratulations to LA’s Sprain, newly signed to The Flenser, with their debut LP due out in 2020. Formed by Alex Kent & April Gerloff in 2018, they were joined by Alex Simmons and Max Pretzer, and subsequent touring has turned …

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DiscoveryHEAR THIS: CHOIRGIRL
December 24. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

HEAR THIS: CHOIRGIRL

Brooklyn’s Choirgirl currently has just one official single to their name, but it’s a stunner. “Family Tree” is a mournful look at the ties that bind and their impact on our life, ending with a breath of hope. Self-released this …

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FeaturesHave Yourselves A Merry Little Jarvis
December 20. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

Have Yourselves A Merry Little Jarvis

Every once in awhile, we’ll stick our heads outside that lovely bunker known as The Nest and casually take the psychic temperature, so as to confirm, as our man Jarvis Cocker maintains: “… are still running the world”. Which brings …

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FeaturesEmerald Cup Returns To Santa Rosa
December 08. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

Emerald Cup Returns To Santa Rosa

Sports fans can have their various internecine competitions, because when the deal comes down, we’ve got The Cup… The Emerald Cup that is, and it’s coming home to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. The world’s largest outdoor organic …

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FeaturesLIVE PREVIEW: JEANINES
December 01. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

LIVE PREVIEW: JEANINES

Jeanines self-titled full-length debut on Slumberland has been a recurring pick at The Nest throughout the year, the very definition of a grower. The Brooklyn outfit shows great comfort with the jangle, as evidenced on “Where We Go”, “Where I …

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FeaturesLIVE PREVIEW: SAY SUE ME
November 26. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

LIVE PREVIEW: SAY SUE ME

While K-pop has left its indomitable stamp upon the world, it was the beach city of Busan that we hold more of an affinity for, and the scrappy underdogs Say Sue Me have done their level best to rep for …

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DiscoveryHEAR THIS: PENDANT
November 25. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

HEAR THIS: PENDANT

Back in September, we made note of Oakland’s Pendant, tipping the title track of the November release in our Tracks of the Week. Recorded by Melina Duterte, Shaun Durkan, and Jack Shirley, Through A Coil thoroughly delivered on its promise, …

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DiscoveryHEAR THIS: HAND HABITS
November 19. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

HEAR THIS: HAND HABITS

We’re still working out the big picture of the year that was here at the Nest, but a recurring theme was the sheer concentration of badass records out of LA, as artist after artist hit their stride. Among the notables, …

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