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Updated: Mar 7, 2020

Welcome to the new Oscillator Records website! In this changeover we're starting fresh, so we're going to stick all of our old news items in this post....... here we go:


IT’S HERE!  The Silhouette Era’s new self titled EP drops today on Digital, CD and Cassette.  Get it over at their Bandcamp page.

The album has been getting tons of great press including this exclusive premier on PopMatters!


Happy New Year!  We hope you have a happy and healthy year ahead.

The Silhouette Era have a new EP recorded and planning for a 2018 release.  A bit of Concave’s “Jack of all Trades, Master of None” was used on this highlight reel for actor/director Justyn Mettler, check it out here


We’re not dead, yet.  Life keeps steamrolling forward at an alarming pace.

The Silhouette Era had a great 2016 releasing 2 singles (1 accompanied by an amazing video) and playing many shows including opening for High Highs at Rickshaw Stop, Henry Miller Library in Big Sur with Burnt Palms, Big Bldg Bash in Seattle, Brick and Mortar Music Hall, Elbo Room, opening for Hockey Dad at Bottom of the Hill and many more.

Check out the newest single “Tides” (link)

Check out the video for “Recover” (link)

For 2017 TSE is working towards recording at Different Fur Studios in SF and playing more shows this summer and fall.

Other Oscillator artists such as Concave, Granted Earth and Landmasses have been busy with, well, life, and other projects.  Fingers crossed.....


Somehow, we have neglected to update the site!  Time is just flying by.   The Silhouette Era  have been keeping busy playing recent shows at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz opening for TRAILS AND WAYS and The Brick and Mortar Music Hall for BFF.FM’s 2nd birthday bash.

Their new album “Beacons” is OUT NOW!

Digital Download or 180gram Vinyl!


Fresh off a killer show at Bottom Of The Hill in San Francisco with The Life And Times (members of Shiner, Ring Cicada and The Stella Link) and Slowness, The Silhouette Era’s release of “Beacons” is fast approaching (August 4th)!  They have graduated to standout Portland label Breakup Records who are supporting the release. Catch the early release shows in Monterey July 17th, Fresno July 18th and at the Brick And Mortar Music Hall in SF July 30th.


This is shaping up to be a busy year for The Silhouette Era as they promote their upcoming album “Beacons”.  Coming off a performance at the 1st annual Fog City Music Festival (sharing the stage with some of the Bay Area’s finest like The Trims, EagleWolfSnake, The Hundred Days, Taxes) their next single and video for “Exhale” will launch in May followed by the album release in July.  Stay tuned!


The Silhouette Era have released the first single and video off of their upcoming album “Beacons”, premiered at SFWeekly!

Also, a huge thank you to everyone that pitched in for their vinyl Kickstarter, we funded!


The Silhouette Era have completed recording at the venerable Tiny Telephone in San Francisco!  “Beacons” will be released on vinyl and download this June 2015.

Pre-Order the vinyl and other great items over at their Kickstarter campaign (a staff pick!), now through February 15th


Concave - “Jack Of All Trades, Master Of None” is OUT!  Get it on the Concave Bandcamp page.


Hi! this is James, I’m excited to announce my newest release........ Evelyn Claire Findlay, born July 30th 2014!  Planning on putting a set of drumsticks in her hands real soon.....

I have been slowly working up to the next Concave release!  This 3 song release will be out very soon and is titled “Jack Of All Trades, Master Of None”.  I am very excited to get these songs into some earholes.

Granted Earth have released their long-in-the-making new full length “The Transit” and we are stoked!  Pick it up over at their Bandcamp page


Awaken!...... time for an update!  The Silhouette Era are keeping busy writing for their next full length album with an occasional show.... check them out at Carmel Live, the new all ages venue in Carmel, Saturday 5/31.

Granted Earth are gearing up for a string of shows this summer starting with a show at the storied Caravan Lounge in San Jose on June 7th!

Fellow Seaside music makers Burnt Palms have released their new album “The Girl You Knew” on the We Were Never Boring Collective label!  Always stoked for these gals and guy.


Merry Xmas!  The new CONCAVE record is here!  “Time Is The Fire In Which We Burn” is arguably multi-instrumentalist James Findlay’s best work to date featuring heavier riffs and a more cohesive sound set than it’s predecessor, 2011’s “History Is The Future”.

The Silhouette Era have announced their January 2014 California tour dates, check them out on the Shows page!


The Kickstarter campaign for the new Concave record funded successfully!

“Time Is The Fire In Which We Burn” will be released on December 3rd.

Exciting Monterey show this Saturday when Lesbian (Seattle) and Grayceon (S.F.) invade the Blue Fin.  Oscillator artists Landmasses and Granted Earth open in support.  See the Shows page for details.


Updates, damnit!  Gimmie updates!

Because we here at Oscillator are a bunch of dead beat daddies we should let you know about the currently running Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the next Concave record! Check it out HERE!

This Saturday caps a run of 3 straight Saturdays of Oscillator artists playing  around Monterey.  Busy busy. 

The newest band in the Oscillator fold Landmasses was in the studio last month and we’ll be seeing some material out from them soon!


Congratulations to Jon and Rebecca Ugale of Granted Earth on the safe arrival of their newborn daughter Emma Jane!


Oscillator is honored to be mentioned in the liner notes of the new Turn Me On Dead Man record “We Are The Star People” out now on Alternative Tentacles.  Check it out!

Concave is nearly finished with tracking and editing and will soon move into mixing!  The record will be called “Time Is The Fire In Which We Burn”.


Oh man!  Time REALLY DOES fly.  Only one news entry last year, wtf!

The Silhouette Era’s “Movments” has been released on Vinyl and digital download!  Check out the links above.

Concave is currently in the studio recording the followup to 2011’s “History Is The Future”.


Oh man!  Time flies.  Been checked out for awhile! Stoked to bring the reincarnated Monterey indie rock band The Silhouette Era into the Oscillator fold!  There is a new record with a planned vinyl release coming soon.

Well, there was a Concave live show on August 25th and James has been working on new material and hopes to record before the end of the year.  Check out this fantastic review on Hellride: review of History Is The Future and local rag Monterey County Weekly’s feature article: One-Man Jam


Excited to announce that we now have the privilege of throwing our weight (or lack thereof) behind Monterey’s Fuck, I’m A Ghost! San Diego based label Future Recordings is their home.


Razorhoof are fresh off of a self-imposed mental health respite and will be sharing the stage with the almighty KYLESA on Tues 9/6 in Santa Cruz at the Catalyst.  From there they go on the road for a short southwest stint from 9/20-9/25 with Seattle homies Smooth Sailing, look for them in Las Vegas, Tucson, San Diego and Ventura.

ALSO: check out this awesome article about Granted Earth on the SludgeLord blog:




Maximum Rock N Roll – September 2011 - #340

Record Reviews:

Boar Hunter / Razorhoof – split LP

I had only heard about RAZORHOOF before cracking this open and was impressed by their heavy stoner riffs that sounded like they could break into a melodic punk rock anthem with only a nudge. They actually kinda do just that with the last song on their side “Melharsher”. Vocals remind me a lot of Buzzo from the MELVINS but the lyrics are quite a bit more of a downer.

The BOAR HUNTER side is epic as well. The band features members of UZI SUICIDE, SAROS and APEFACE playing catchy but crusty hardcore. The guitars are melodic as hell but there is an ugly undercurrent to the band’s sound that the singer exploits with his raw-throated crust vocals, giving it a WRATHCOBRA sound. Killer split. (BL – Brad Lambert)

(Vinehell / Oscillator)


COMING SOON - Volume 1 compilation of Oscillator artists for free download or

free on CD direct from the bands and local shops in Monterey


We welcome The Black Lodge to the roster!!  Check em out:


NEW!!! Granted Earth!!!  The EP “Nomad” will be available March 18th


This coming week: Tues. 1.11.11 Concave.......... Thurs. 1.13.11 Razorhoof/Boarhunter split 12" vinyl


UPCOMING RELEASES!! Happy Holidays internet land... The new Concave record "History Is The Future" is near completion and will be available for “name your own price” digital download within the next month, watch for an announcement when it becomes available. The Razorhoof / Boar Hunter split 12" vinyl LP will be available at the first of 3 release shows on January 13th!! This record is epic!


Happy Halloween!!

Dates will soon be announced for the release of two exciting new albums on Oscillator Records!!  The long overdue 2nd CONCAVE album, “History Is The Future” (cat. # OCR008) and our first vinyl release with a massive 12” full length split between San Jose’s BOAR HUNTER and our own RAZORHOOF (cat. # OCR009)


The folks over at the Chybucca Sounds website has done a nice review of Granted Earth’s new full length “Thermal Tide”!!  Click here to view it.


Razorhoof will be in the studio mid August, once again with Kowloon Walled City front man and recordist Scott Evans, to do 3-4 tracks in preparation for a 7” split with Tucson’s own bastard sons Long Live The Smoking Gun.

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