• HEAR THIS: ZELMA STONE

    HEAR THIS: ZELMA STONE

    Zelma Stone is the project of SF’s Chloe Zelma Studebaker, that has thus far generated the Layla EP on Honey House Records from early last year. It’s an effective introduction, with the single “Light Bulb Boy”, and the caustic “Cut …

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  • HEAR THIS: KIWI JR

    HEAR THIS: KIWI JR

    Back in November, we shined a light on Kiwi Jr’s “Salary Man”, off of their Football Money LP, released in Canada on Mint Records. We’re delighted to announce that Persona Non Grata Records is giving the LP an official US …

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  • HEAR THIS: SPRAIN

    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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  • HEAR THIS: CHOIRGIRL

    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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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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DiscoveryTRACKS OF THE WEEK – 11/28/19 Edition
November 28. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

TRACKS OF THE WEEK – 11/28/19 Edition

Kicking off this time out on Tracks, it’s the new SRSQ single “Temporal Love”.  Now based in Dallas, Kennedy Ashlyn provides the first glimpse of her followup to Unreality, expected in 2020 on Dais Records. bbyweems is Abby from Potty …

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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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PhotosBig Freedia + Low Cut Connie + Boyfriend @ UC Theatre Berkeley, CA 11/19/19
November 21. 2019 | By Staff
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DiscoveryTRACKS OF THE WEEK – 11/21/19 Edition
November 21. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

TRACKS OF THE WEEK – 11/21/19 Edition

Kicking off Tracks this week: Chasms is back with a brand new single, “Until It Happens To You”, just to add a special touch to their upcoming European tour dates. It’s out now on Felte. Melbourne, Australia’s Divide and Dissolve …

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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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DiscoveryTRACKS OF THE WEEK – 11/14/19 Edition
November 14. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

TRACKS OF THE WEEK – 11/14/19 Edition

This week on Tracks: Oakland’s Blues Lawyer is back with “It’s Not Up To You”, from their new LP, Something Different, just out last week on Mt.St.Mtn. Checking in with Albany, NY, Laveda has just released their third single “If …

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