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Upstairs Downstairs Album Release Event w/ Social Studies and Tartufi at Brick & Mortar Music Hall - 11/4

Stop in and celebrate the release of Upstairs Downstairs' new self-titled LP, as well as the start of Social Studies’ November residency at Brick & Mortar Music Hall, TONIGHT!

Upstairs Downstairs creates dreamy and dark sounds that leaves listeners and spectators trapped and entranced within their deep shoegaze compositional style. Social Studies, who will be taking over the venue for the next few Mondays to promote the recording of their new album, play some indie dance tunes to get you on the floor and moving. Tartufi brings a whole new meaning to the noise rock genre, and rely heavily on eloquent and carefully crafted use of instruments and enthralling vocals.

This show will be extremely diverse in sounds and emotions. It’ll be different, but absolutely interesting to check out! - Victor Casillas Valle


New Release: Silian Rail's 'each/other'

Long-lost and reunited friends Robin Landy and Eric Kuhn formed Silian Rail six years ago and settled in Oakland by way of North Carolina. The instrumental duo fits perfectly in the experimental East Bay scene with a sound that combines soft ambiance and jarring post-rock noise.

Listen below or here to Silian Rail’s new, third album each/other, an evolution in composition and technical craftsmanship. Maintaining the melodically dense, open-tuned guitar and criss-crossed drumming of previous releases, each/other adds in melancholic piano, lush strings and noisy percussion, feedback and viola. The band credits engineer and co-producer Robert Cheek for the enhanced sonic sounds, as well as the addition of local artists Dina Maccabee (of Ramon & Jessica) and Lynne Angel (of Tartufi). Both vinyl and CD versions of each/other are available.

Check out this cool fan video, Taiwan: You Can't Go Home Again, by Brian Chu featuring two songs from each/other, "A Nothing Summer" and "A Fit or a Fever."

--Whitney Phaneuf


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