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Stream Scott Bartenhagen Black Dane EP

The first song I heard from Central California songwriter Scott Bartenhagen was “Beacons,” which we premiered a few weeks ago. It’s a peaceful, pastoral track that turns dissonant toward the end in a burst of glowering chords, and the perfect introduction to Bartenhagen’s eclectic folk-jazz style. Today he’s shared the entirety of the Black Dane […]

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Scott Bartenhagen – “Beacons” (First Listen)

There’s a strip of California that no one really talks about. It’s hours from Hollywood and the sunny glamour of LA and just outside the glow cast by San Francisco’s storied art and tech bubble. Essentially, it’s just miles and miles of hideous desert, parceled off into lonely, isolated towns. Scott Bartenhagen grew up in […]