- “Original Sin” – Geographer
- “Hesitation” – E x r a y’ s
- “Mild Confusion” – Tamaryn
- “Pure” – Blackbird Blackbird
- “Cut from a Different Clay” – Phantom Kicks
- “Rocketeer” – Sunbeam Rd.
- “Marmalade” – Sea of Bees
- “Spark” – Grand Lake
- “Mama Fell Asleep” – fpodbpod
- “Heartbreaker” – Girls
- “Hot Sprawl” – Man/Miracle
Fawk. I’m just going to lay here in my pretty little skirt until it’s all over. Can someone come get me when it’s done? Thank you.
the OCMD Mixtape: “S.P.L.A.T.”
- Sonny & The Sunsets – “Too Young to Burn”
- Ty Segall – “So Alone”
- King Khan & The BBQ Show – “Invisible Girl”
- The Pharmacy – “Coldest Morning Light”
- The Peelies – “Them”
- Malachai – “How Long”
- Jeff the Brotherhood – “Heavy Damage”
- Tame Impala – “Make Up Your Mind”
- Geographer – “Original Sin”
- The Radio Dept. – “Domestic Scene”
- Future Islands – “Inch of Dust”
Geographer – “Kites”
In case you’ve been living under a rock lately, Geographer is the next ‘ need to know’ SF band. Synth-y, orchestral, moody and melodic, they make a beautiful cocktail of music. The recipe? Take two parts Grizzly Bear and one part New Order, mix well and you’ve got yourself a heady concoction of sound perfect for after hour, late night sessions of…whatever. They’re set to release their next album, Animal Shapes,on August 17 on Tricycle Records. Now you know.
San Francisco-based Geographer have that lush baroque pop sound that draws lots of comparisons to Andrew Bird and Arcade Fire. Their new album Innocent Ghosts released this summer and is getting good attention. Listen to Can’t You Wait:
This is my favorite San Francisco indie rock band at the moment. Their debut album, Lust for Life, is one of the contenders for the 2008 SF Weekly Music Awards. We’ll find out later this week if they take the prize. I’m so intrigued by lead singer, Christopher Owens, in both his personal style and vocals. He’s got all the qualities of an eccentric rock star and sounds like Elvis Costello to boot. Featured is the track Hellhole Ratrace.
Oakland-based The Heavenly States is also a contender in the 2008 SF Weekly Music Awards in the Indie Rock category. Their vibe is wholly different with a pure, straight up rock sound reminiscent to The Hold Steady. Take a listen to ‘Lost in the Light‘ from their self-produced album Delayer.