Happy October everyone! Here’s the latest from Seth Bogart, a.k.a., H.U.N.X., sans the Punks. The album, Hairdresser Blues (Wacky Wacko Records) was recorded in New York with Ivan Julian, original member of Richard Hell and The Voidoids.
San Francisco’s best, the Fresh & Onlys, just keep getting better. Last month, I had the opportunity to see them play a bunch of new material at Vacation for Lee Raymore’s Silent Music exhibit. I couldn’t deny the thoughtfulness behind the new sounds. Here is their video for “Presence of Mind” from their upcoming LP, directed by Dawn Carol Garcia. The Onlys just announced a full North American tour in support of the album, Long Slow Dance, due Sept. 4th on Mexican Summer. Check out a sneak peek of a forthcoming documentary on the making of the album here. Also the whole album is streaming now via the Hype Machine.
Hidden Treasure: Si, Claro // “Watch Time Fade Away”.
Here is a video by Si, Claro - the project of Brian Girgus (former drummer of Nodzzz, Personal & The Pizzas, & Track Star). It’s sorta tough to catch Si, Claro live, but I was able to find this music video. Lots of SF shots in this. Enjoy!
Video: Sonny and The Sunsets // “Pretend You Love Me”.
Here’s a sweet video from Sonny and The Sunsets. Edited by Ryan Browne, “Pretend You Love Me” is a tender ballad off the new album Longtime Companion (via Polyvinyl). The video plays tribute to SF’s Mission District, and features many familiar and notable faces. Can you spot them all?
Directed by Fatos Marishta and edited byRoyal Baths’ Jigmea Bear, the video for “Black Sheep” gives tribute to the band’s bad kid persona. I once told Bear that the Royal Baths’ music feels like a dance with something dark and dangerous. Jeremy Cox’s guitar work certain contribute to that nervous feeling. In case you were wondering, the video was filmed in New York’s Market Hotel. What should you expect from the Royal Baths? Tour dates, perhaps another video, and the much anticipated Better Luck Next Life out February 7th via Kanine Records.
(via Stereogum) Directed by Jonathan Hi with help from Hayden Shiebler, this feel good video for Dominant Legs’ “Make Time For The Boy” shows off the full band: Ryan Lynch (vox/guitar), Hannah Hunt (vox/keys), Rene Solomon (drums), Andrew Connors (bass), and Garett Goddard (guitar). Loving the coordinated dance moves.
Upcoming tour dates in support of Eleanor Friedberger:
2/2 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah 2/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour 2/4 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent 2/7 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios 2/9 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Invitation is out now on Lefse and available at eMusic.
In May, the SF based garage-key electro trio Boyz IV Menrecorded a few new songs with with sound engineer Phil Manley (Life Coach/Trans AM/The Fucking Champs/Jonas Reinhardt). “Rocky IV” is yet to be release properly, but director Forest Haiss filmed their first proper video. Shot on a local coastal ranch, the video takes the boyz through oodles of old fashion fun: motor bikes, horses, tractors, and guns. Enjoy!