We are lucky to be hanging in San Francisco at such a tumultuous time for art and music—-most of us in this little music scene are desperately holding on to our houses and rehearsal spaces lest some developer come in put in an artisinal chocolate factory. But fear not! There is so much good music happening all around us! AND we’re happy to report that many of them are, as Chani likes to say, “CHICK HEAVY.”
Here’s some our favorite stuff right now.
Chani and Thea are both rabid Silver Shadows fangirls that hover up front at shows and clutch the sides of their heads in fevered anxiety brought on by echo-y guitars, punching drums and ethereal vocal harmonies.
Blissful shoegaze from Inna and Blaine (now in full-ass-band form as well) makes me wanna take a nap in a poppy field and live in a dream world.
MICHAEL & THE STRANGE LAND
Michael & the Strange Land are three funny boys who make washed out trippy gothic surf pop. They are riding the black waves to heaven and they also went on tour with us last summer! Their EP cassette is a standard in the van.
MORE TO COME!!! We’ll keep your spirits high with another “scene report.” OK NOW GO OUTSIDE! EAT SOME ICE CREAM!
We recorded this in LA for the Part Time Punks Sessions…more to come!
Thank you Jesus Chani is returned!
This is happening in SF Thursday night. Great show with great bands come hang cuz we’re taking some time off to write and record new jams.
Cruel Summer couch surfing in LA a few weeks ago, newsflash: our bud Jay has a comfy couch and a cute dog.
Bay Area band Cruel Summer seems to glance at the path set by a number of neo-shoegaze units, then looks away. Their sound is somewhat of a throwback to late ‘80s/early ‘90s indie-pop as it bisected with the torrid rush of noise coming from the UK at the time – a la very early…
oldie but goodie
very excited to be back in LA (thea’s hometown)! buy tix HERE
SoCal 2014 itinerary:
fri jan 6 - melody club - los angeles, ca SMITHSFITS FRIEND CLUB - josh is bringing his rad DJ night to the streets of LA!
sat jan 4 - kensington club - san diego, ca w/moonbeams
sun jan 5 - the echo - los angeles, ca w/moonbeams + tba
We played this pool party w/ our friends Michael & the Strange Land…by the strangest show of tour.
photos by miles mattison
Our Northwest tour mom Shannon, Ivy Bam Bam, and Thea from CS in Oly!