"Hateful Pop" is how Cocktails describes their song, “Tear It To Pieces.” I can respect that. I mostly respect it because this band features one of my favorite SF “celebs.” Rion Rinker - I mean, I don’t know anyone else with a band named after them (who isn’t that band!). The boy knows how to brine a pickle, too. Actually, this band is dope, so check them out this Friday at the Make-Out Room as they open for Sauna. It’s an early show, and it’s going to get started on time, so be there at 7PM and don’t miss Cocktails. Facebook details here.
From the forthcoming Terry Malts LP, Killing Time, out February 21, 2012 via Slumberland. “Tumble Down” makes me want to slam bloody beers with a babe, eat a burrito, and scope out the fog from Bernal Heights. The sf-based trio play on NYE with Wax Idols. Tickets here.
(via pfork) New track by former SF bad kids (now NY) the Royal Baths. Their new record, Better Luck Next Life, will be released on 2/7 via Kanine Records. Most of these tracks were recorded over the summer in Portland’s The Pool Recording Studio. I was lucky enough to be treated to some bedroom listening sessions, and RB have really stepped up the ante for this record. Rumors of a spring tour are in the works so stay tuned!
Last week, I told Jessica Pratt that her songs feel liked a opiate induced high on a cold rainy day. I’ve a big of of Pratt, and she’s an ever elusive sacred flower here in San Francisco. It’s a very special treat if you ever get to catch her live. She’s recording a new album now, with some very exciting release details to be announced.
Song: Nathan Grice // “Hay Hay I’m out of my mind”.
Nathan Grice is the Mission’s best kept secret. You may recognize Grice as bassist of the Royal Baths, but he’s an amazing song writer all on his own. We lived together for a short bit at Kitsch Gallery. At Kitsch, Grice set up a small studio and recorded for hours on end. Lately, he’s been busy recording some more, and playing small gigs around town. Grice has a few shows coming up in December and January. Be sure to keep your ears open — he has a bounty of great material which I’m sure many of you will enjoy.
Get your fix of teen San Francisco garage. The She’sThen It Starts to Feel Like Summer, drops November 29. Not too long ago, these gals had the pleasure of opening for Girls at the Fillmore. The story behind that? The She’s contacted Girls via Myspace and expressed their love for Girls. Christopher Owens checked them out, dug them, and asked them to open for their show. Personally, I’m falling victim to their ooooohs and oh my babies. The She’s celebrate their record release on December 3rd at Bottom of the Hill with Melted Toys and Tijuana Tigers:
The Sandwitches // The Pearl. This track is the new single from the Bay Area’s the Sandwitches (via Hardly Art). The song was recorded by the Sic Alps’ Mike Donovan and it’s about love and treasure. I enjoy how the ladies’ singing of the word “whirl” has an onomatopeic sensation. All of the bands upcoming tour dates are in Europe. Which is great for the Sandwitches, but not so good for me and probably you too.
Here is a new track by TINT, a.k.a., the bedroom project of Zane Morris. Back in August, Zane dropped off a demo with two tracks. Here is another taste, “I Blew Out The Fire" is a drifted breeze of fuzzed-out glory. You can catch TINT this Saturday (10/22) at the Yesyesyes Issue #2 party. Also playing: Will Ivy (Lilac), Chrys Nodal (Wet Illustrated), and a Tronics cover band (Mike Donovan of Sic Alps). Show starts at 8PM, you’ll want to get there EARLY, $5, RSVP.