Hometown CDs

Arm the Angels

Album: Haunt This Town (2008) Artist: Arm the Angels Label: self-released Where available/price: CDBaby.com for $12. iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, MP3.com, and Napster for 99 cents per song. Songs: 1) Last Goodbye 2) Haunt This Town ...

Comfortable Creeps

Album: Paycheck to Paycheck (2007) Artist: Comfortable Creeps Label: FTB Recordings Where available/price: All Music Trader record shops for $8. Online at accesshiphop.com for $7 or iTunes for 99 cents a song. Songs: 1) Kerri’s ...

12 Cent Takes It One Step Further

Album: For the Win (2007) Artist: 12 Cent Label: Olde Tyme Productions Where available/price: Interpunk.com for $8. Music Trader in Pacific Beach for $8. Songs: 1) FTW! 2) 1231 3) Meat Rent 4) Vital Organ ...

Young Mass Remembers

Album: Young Mass (2008) Artist: Young Mass Label: self-released Where available/price: Access Music in Pacific Beach for $8.95. Online at CDBaby for $7.99, Amazon for $8.99, and iTunes for $9.99 Songs: 1) Intro — Message ...

Who Would Argue Against Love?

Album: Love Love Love (2007) Artist: Steven Ybarra Label: self-released Where available/price: iTunes for $9. Songs: 1) Love Love Love 2) All I Am 3) The Beauty of Your Love 4) Please Please 5) The ...

Two Songs

Single: Don’t Wake the Sun (2008) Artist: Writer Label: self-released Where available/price: At live shows, Lou’s Records (Encinitas), Off the Record (North Park), M Theory (Mission Hills), and Spin Records (Carlsbad) for $5. Online at ...

Not Forgotten

Album: Supreme Macaroni Co. Ltd. (2008) Artist: Aaron Bowen Label: self-released Where available/price: iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, or aaronbowenmusic.com for $9.99. Songs: 1) When the Fall of Rome 2) Song #2 3) Strawberry Wine 4) Jeanne ...

Smooth Devo

Album: Hoping It Stays Just This Broken (2007) Artist: Immovable Objects Label: self-released Where available/price: M-Theory Records in Mission Hills for $10.99. Online at Amazon, iTunes, CDBaby, Digstation, Rhapsody, Napster, Ruckus, BuyMusic, Inprodicon, MusicIsHere, PayPlay, ...

Mother Mae I

Nu metal soothes the savage teenage ego. Perfected by the awful Linkin Park, nu metal themes revolve around awkwardness and insecurity, which manifest themselves in lyrics as martyrdom, separation from society, loyalty to others labeled ...

Bravo, Oaks!

Picking through Oaks’ photos on the Web, I don’t see any molester mustaches, long hair, or dirty denim vests over leather jackets. But those things wouldn’t be out of place. Despite their earthy name and ...

Secret Samurai

Album: Gun Sho Gun (2008) Artist: Secret Samurai Label: self-released Where available/price: CDBaby.com for $12.97 and Double Crown Records (dblcrown.com) for $14.75 Songs: 1) Don’t Fear the Reverb 2) Shoegazer 3) Bereft of Enemies 4) ...

Modern Day Moonshine

Album: Same Old Fight (2007) Artist: Modern Day Moonshine Label: self-released Where available/price: At live shows for $8, or order it online from myspace.com/moderndaymoonshine for $8. Songs: 1) Intro 2) Such a Shame 3) Unite ...

Maybe SD's Best

Album: Say What You Wanted to Say (2007) Artist: The Frantic Romantic Label: Self-released Where available/price: Music Trader in Pacific Beach or at live shows for $5. Online at franticromanticband.com and myspace.com/thefranticromantic for $7 ($5 ...

More Plastic Than Metal

Album: Here’s to Curiosity (2007) Artist: Invictus Label: Self-released Where available/price: iTunes for $5 and interpunk.com for $6. Songs: 1) Lost in Sounds 2) It’s a Leopluradon 3) The Ground Is Not Your Friend 4) ...

Approachable Indie

Album: Wasn’t Tomorrow Horrible (2007) Artist: Roxy Jones Label: H.O.I. Where available/price: Off the Record in North Park, M-Theory in Mission Hills, or Thirsty Moon in Hillcrest for $7. Songs: 1) Hola Papi! 2) GM ...

Gleaming Rehash

Album: Liberation of Dissonance (2007) Artist: Canobliss Label: self-released Where available/price: canobliss.com, CDBaby.com for $8; iTunes and Napster.com for $9.90 Songs: 1) Riot 2) Insurrection 3) Sinister Minister 4) Liberation of Dissonance 5) Hello 6) ...

When Stevie Wonder Was Good

Album: The Bankhead Press (2007) Artist: The Bankhead Press Label: Timeless Takeover Where available/price: CDBaby.com for $8, M-Theory in Mission Hills for $6, or at live shows for $5. Songs: 1) Searchin 2) Shame 3) ...

Open Letter

Album: The Neighbors Are Listening (2007) Artist: Alex Esther Label: self-released Where available/price: iTunes for $9.99 and CDBaby for $10. Songs: 1) Grey 2) State I’m In 3) Love Me Like You Do 4) Far ...

Bittersweet Dreams

Album: 40 oz. Dreams on a Champagne Budget (2007) Artist: Hesh One Label: self-released Where available/price: Available as a download from heshone.com Songs: 1) Put ’em Up 2) L.A. Narcocorrido 3) Bleed, Spit & Shit ...

Sweet Like Ice Cream

Album: Nothing Ringing True (2007) Artist: Trevor Davis Label: self-released Where available/price: Lou’s Records in Encinitas for $13.99. Online at myspace.com/trevordavis, CDBaby.com for $15, and iTunes for 99 cents per song Songs: 1) Arrowplane 2) ...

Retrolust

Album: Wired (2007) Artist: Retrolust Label: Nethertune Records Where available/price: CDBaby.com for $11.50 or iTunes for 99 cents per song Songs: 1) In My Head 2) Superstarrr 3) RX 4) In Vein 5) Faith for ...

Get Wiggy with This

Album: A Lighthouse for the Sun (2007) Artist: Solarminds Label: Mind Altering Records Where available/price: Lou’s Records in Encinitas ($10.99), Cow Records in Ocean Beach ($8.98), Mojo Sounds/Thrift Trader ($8.99), Taang! Records ($9.99), M-Theory in ...

Jenn Grinels, Little Words

Man, can Jenn Grinels sing! Her sultry voice growls at the hot, slow parts in song one, “Misery,” and it rings out like gold in the quick-paced and heartfelt track three, “No Better.” The album ...

Agave, Radiates Your Head

Nothing can be said of track 5, “Lazy Naked Sundays,” except it is downright irritating. The other songs reach the ear somewhere in the range of “slightly talented beach jam-band pabulum” and “overwrought pretentiousness.” Agave ...

Mike Press, Keep Your Head

Album: Keep Your Head (2007) Artist: Mike Press Label: self-released Where available/price: M-Theory in Mission Hills for $10. Online at iTunes, CDBaby.com, mikepress.com for $10. Songs: 1) Teams 2) Short Supplies 3) Taboo 4) Barista ...

Critical Me

Every new punk band spawns its own subgenre or sub-subgenre. There's Southern California Whine Punk, popularized by the vocal stylings of Tom DeLonge from blink-182. There's Happy Poppy Whine Punk, Uplifting Punk, Emo-Crossed Punk, the ...

Blue Sky Blonde

Album: What Say You (2007) Artist: Blue Sky Blonde Label: Olive Drive Records Where available/price: http://www.cdBaby.com, http://myspace.com/blueskyblondeband for $12. iTunes for 99 cents per downloaded song. Songs: 1) Hell If I Know 2) Beside Myself ...

SDIB

Album: SDIB (2007) Artist: SDIB Label: Aku Roots Where available/price: Online at akuroots.com for $13.99 and cdbaby.com for $14. Songs: 1) Midnight Hour 2) Sugar 3) Runnin 4) Sweet Anela 5) Wrapped Up 6) Where's ...

Cathouse Thumpers

Album: Cathouse Thumpers (2007) Artist: Cathouse Thumpers Label: self-released Where available/price: At live shows for $10. Online at cdbaby.com for $11.99. Songs: 1) Our Neck of the Woods 2) Cool 18 3) Chicken Legs ·4) ...

The Isam Band

Album: Stay Awhile (2007) Artist: The Isam Band Label: self-released Where available/price: Lou's Records in Encinitas for $9.99. Online at isamband.com for $12. Songs: 1) Gypsy Girl 2) You Stole Their Hearts 3) Stay Awhile ...

Meld

Album: This and That (2007) Artist: Meld Label: self-released Where available/price: At live shows for $5 Songs: 1) Quickly 2) The Gambling Song 3) Sarah's Lullaby 4) Bad Ass 5) Manumana 6) Marbles 7) And ...

San Diego Shindig

Switchblades, rolled-up Levis, and greased-back hair...rockabilly is what the Buzzbombs are all about. Track 5, "Pintail," is an instrumental in the fashion of the old tune "Tequila." The song features a guitar riff inherited from ...

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