New Bjork single “Crystalline,” the AN_TEN_NAE remix

Bjork released her new single “Crystalline” on June 28th, and Bay Area artist/producer/promoter An-ten-nae wasted zero time showing the Icelandic artist how the Bay gets down. I guess you can say that acid crunk is An-ten-nae’s brand, a hybrid bass music style that uses every tool in the electronic garage to make your ass wiggle. Take a sip of the Bay Area acid-crunk wooble with, “Crystalline (An-ten-nae remix)“.

“Crystalline (An-ten-nae remix)” (play/download mp3)

Visit An-ten-nas’s Soundcloud page to hear more music!

Say Hi (To Your Mom) mp3/video

Say Hi, (“hi” Eric), is one guy who lives in Seattle. His latest release, Um, Oh Oh marks the solo artists 7th release. Although he writes and records all by his lonesome, he will be playing the Bottom Of The Hill on Saturday night with his touring band members. Say Hi continues to explore the dredges of his imagination with “Devils.” Far more electronic then his earlier work, but still capturing the mysterious loner attitude in his songwriting here, Say Hi is clearly still peaking artistically. If you’re in San Francisco on Saturday, come join me, I’m going to be front-and-center at his show.

Devils (play/download mp3)

I love #1 and #9 on Say Hi’s FAQ: “Please do not ask about the name change, it’s been more than four years.” Here’s his song “Laundry” (2002) from when he used to call himself: Say Hi To Your Mom.

Laundry (play/download mp3)

Visit Say Hi’s website for more info and music.

New Year Sun Bear lives next door

Only in San Francisco can you yell out your bedroom window at midnight, “Hey! Don’t block the driveway,” then get invited to come down for a beer on the next door neighbor’s stoop. This is how I met New Year Sun Bear (born Remy Cox). A native of San Diego, New Sun Bear wasn’t born out of the romantic fantasy of pop stardom. Maybe that’s why NSB’s music is so refreshing. As pop music turns more-and-more electronic (Crystal Castles, MGMT) artist like New Year Sun Bear are filling the void of guitars, bass, drums, and replacing the 3 guys with synths and recording software. “Michela And I” is off his only album, At The Café With Karyotakis, and has the perfectly dreamy San Francisco vibe. Double harmonies and foggy synths carry Remy’s romantic vocals. The result will have you cuddling up with your lover for the night, or just spacing out on the absurdity of it all. Either way it does what pop music is supposed to do: make you feel good.

New Sun Bear – “Michela And I (play/download mp3)

New Sun Bear is cool. He’s giving you the rest of, At The Café With Karyotakis for free. But, of course, you can always donate.