Dec 14, 2010

San Francisco Holiday Music Mix !

Bay Area bands recorded their favorites for the season! Enjoy holiday music mix that won't be a bore.

Wonderful episode on Insomnia Radio! Take a listen now:
http://insomniaradio.net/2010/12/14/ir-san-francisco-episode-3-happy-holidays-from-the-golden-gate/

Dec 10, 2010

New Holiday Song

The Christmas Song, written by Robert Wells, 1st performed by Mel Tormé; Now covered by Sentinel! Third year of releasing a holiday special single. Billy on drums ~ recorded at PopSmear Studios, Tarabud on vocals & bass, & Dennis on guitars and keys, recorded & mastered in home studio.
May it warm your heart with all its indie dreaminess.

Happy Holidays!
love,
Sentinel



The Christmas Song by Sentineldream

New Holiday Song

The Christmas Song, written by Robert Wells, 1st performed by Mel Tormé; Now covered by Sentinel! Third year of releasing a holiday special single. Billy on drums ~ we recorded at PopSmear Studios, Tarabud on vocals & bass, & Dennis on guitars and keys, recorded mastered in home studio.
May it warm your heart with all its indie dreaminess.

Happy Holidays!
love,
Sentinel

The Christmas Song by Sentineldream

Nov 29, 2010

Voted top 10 band of the Bay Area

Our new single ~ Jet Black ~ helped us be a finalist on LIVE105 FM's for the Not So Silent Night concert!  Now you can vote for the only female fronted band on the list, to open up a huge Smashing Pumpkin concert in San Jose.  Yes Oakland representing !!!!
We thank you in advance for all your support. NSSN voting for Sentinel  ~!
(Voting ends Friday, 12/3)

Oct 20, 2010

BevMo Holiday BeerFest






Kick off your Holidays again with this very special
San Francisco Craft Beer event, just a stones’
throw 
from the Golden Gate Bridge. 
Taste the greatest assortment of Holiday,
Seasonal, Special Beers & Hard Ciders ever
assembled under one festive roof.

These special brews are produced once a year in very limited quantities” 

In addition, 
BevMo!  Holiday Beer Fest will feature delicious food - available for purchase.




Holiday, Seasonal & Special Beers, (some are called Winter Warmers), date back thousands of years. Brewers today have continued the ritual with either very old recipes or new fangled ideas using spices, fruits, herbs, coffee & chocolate. These unique brews will   bring a smile to your face.g a smile to your lips and a glow to your spirit.




Save the date! 




BevMo! Holiday Beer Fest 

Saturday, November 20th, 2010
5:30pm to 9pm

Live Entertainment by us! from 8-9pm 








Oct 3, 2010

Sentinel in San Francisco Indie Film

'Love in San Francisco' film has scene featuring Sentinel tune ~ Kinda Light Up! Izzy Chan, producer and director, will premier her newest creation in San Francisco.

Letter from the Director: 

Some of you may have heard, but yes, I made a little film last year.  Well, not so little—just about 40 minutes.  It's called "Love in San Francisco," and as of this moment, it is showing on the digital screen of your choice, in full HD!  For your invitation, just point your browser to:
Vimeo.com/izzyinbliss/loveinsanfrancisco

Besides beautiful San Francisco and some provocative performances by some unexpected actors, this film features music written and performed by a number of local musicians.  It was shot entirely on a bare-bones prosumer HD camera, with no budget and a shoe-string 2.5 person crew.  

This film is the result of two years' labor of love, and I hope you'd enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.  As an artist, what matters most to me is that the work gets distributed and seen.  So please, go ahead, share this with your circle of friends, fans and family—on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, your gym, wherever you care to!  

Below is more background on the plot and the making of the film, for those who like to read up on this kind of stuff before they watch!

Enjoy!
Izzy Chan

Aug 16, 2010

Performer Magazine Album Review of "For Days Deep"

Album Review: For Days Deep
By Keane Li

Oakland dream pop quartet Sentinel's For Days Deep marks the band's fifth release since forming in 2001. Evolving with unexpected line-up changes within the past year, the band was forced to deconstruct, reevaluate, and ultimately rebuild their sound from the bottom up. While their previous release, Kites Without Strings is varied and eclectic in comparison, like a series of different ideas connected, For Days Deep offers a matured conciseness and a crisp quality that adds clarity to their already very warm sound. Says vocalist and bassist Tarabud, "We progressed as a band by being open to much more experimentation and raw moods; spending many afternoons tinkering through ideas over and over again, allowing space for those happy mistakes."
The album opens with "Kinda Light Up," quickly exhibiting Sentinel's pulsating guitar and lush
vocal harmonic qualities. The trademark Sentinel echo and reverb are there, creating a wistful soundscape consistent with their dreamlike sound. Within their robust ocean of audio are a few particularly remarkable moments: the strong guitar riff in "Finale," reminiscent of U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name," provides a very catchy push forward for the song; and on "As the Crow Flies," a strong chorus melody dramatically dips down into the crux of its lyrics. "I know the breeze of your stormy seas," sings Tarabud before the song re-enters another driving verse. As a whole, the pop sensibilities in For Days Deep - the quick emergence of verses and danceable rhythms - make the record easily digestible and readily enjoyable for a wide variety of listeners. (Self-released)

Aug 1, 2010

Divine Voices Blogged about us!

Divine Voices Blog posted about us for their fans of alternative music !~!
https://dieviskasbalsis.wordpress.com/category/dreampop-grupas/page/3/



Jun 2, 2010

Uncharted Radio Featured our Video!

SENTINEL 'All That's Necessary' Video Feature!


Thanks to DJ AC for posting this feature on us! 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


DJ AC is openeared and loves to hear independent music. More often than not he blogs about artists and songs you probably haven't heard. Check out “Music in Your Shoes” on WXCI 91.7 FM, Monday nights from 7-9pm ET. Listen online at wxci.org. A mix of new music you won’t hear on commercial radio plus DJ AC's favorite artists and songs in indie rock, punk, garage, ska, alternative, and whatever else.

May 3, 2010

On The Top 20 List


Anyone going to BFD at the Shoreline this year? The Locals stage is looking really good, but could be even better if we were there opening up for them. Vote for us, and many thanks: http://tinyurl.com/2far9an

p.s. Thanks LIVE105 FM for putting us on the top 20 list for the Bay! Woo hoo!

Mar 31, 2010

Univision Profile For Our Latino Friends!

Oiga, Friends, in South America and beyond,

We have a new page in Spanish for you to browse.



http://mipagina.univision.com/sentineldream/


Also,
A Portuegese Podcaster plays us often on his alternative music podcast,

http://cbcantor.blogspot.com/


All The best for your last Wednesday of March!

Tarabud

Mar 15, 2010

Campaign for the Charts

Please help us by buying one single- Kinda Light Up, so we can be bumped up with the likes of other indie bands on iTunes !
Click on headline to get you there.

Thank you so much, and much love,
from the Sentinel Gang



Mar 3, 2010

Mar 1, 2010

On Soundcloud



Pass on the Oakland, California sounds of

 indie dream pop goodness!
Here is a full playlist through Soundcloud.


Feb 10, 2010