Posted on01/27/2012bykevin|Comments Off on White Fence announces tour with Oh Sees, new double LP (mp3)
White Fence has announced the expected release date of the first album of a new double LP; on April 3rd, Vol. 1 of Family Perfume drops on Woodsist with the second record coming later in the year. “It Will Never Be” is the first single from that release. In addition, the band will join Ty Segall and The Oh Sees for a pre-SXSW tour, starting March 3rd at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall. But tickets for that here.
March 2 San Francisco, CA—Great American Music Hall (#)
March 3 Los Angeles, CA—The Troubadour (#)
March 8 Pioneertown, CA—Pappy and Harriets (*)
March 9 Las Vegas, NV—Beauty Bar (*)
March 10 Albuquerque, NM—Launch Pad (*)
March 11 Denton TX—35 Denton Festival (*)
March 13-16 Austin, TX—SXSW
(#)= w/ Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin, Feeling of Love
(*) = w/ Thee Oh Sees
Posted on12/07/2011bykevin|Comments Off on listen: Mikal Cronin // “Am I Wrong”
February’sBruise Cruise Festival, which will be hosting SF rockers Mikal Cronin, Thee Oh Sees, and The Togas — a supergroup cover band consisting of Ty Segall, Shannon Shaw, and Ryan Sambol among others– is releasing a 7″ to mark the event’s second year of existence. Mikal and King Khan and the Shrines appear on the split; listen to Mikal’s contribution, entitled “Am I Wrong” below.
The Bay Area absolutely smashed it in 2011, with some of our favorite artists releasing amazing albums, EPs and cassettes that we’ve been listening to endlessly this year. It was incredibly difficult to cull the past 12 months to our favorite 15 releases, but we did it anyway. Check them out below and let us know what you think in the comments.
Hunx collaborator Christopher McVicker managed to release one of the most understated albums of the year under the moniker Swiftumz. “Don’t Trip” is an immersive collection of hazy, moving jams that transcends the limits of bedroom pop.
The debut LP by Wax Idols features singer/songwriter Hether Fortune elevating the charming pop sensibilities found on her earlier work to a complete full-length, with lyrics veering from the lovesick to the macabre.
mp3: Wax Idols // “Gold Sneakers”
This scuzzed-out compilation of pop songs marked a solid debut album from Moonhearts/Ty Segall collaborator Mikal Cronin. Unexpectedly wistful and incredibly catchy, this is a record we’ve been spinning endlessly.
Thee Oh Sees scorched through 2011, releasing two mind-blowing full-length albums and a singles only double-LP all while maintaining a frenetic touring schedule that recently concluded (with Total Control).Carrion Crawler/The Dream was announced only a few weeks after Castlemania, and proved to be the “pummeling” record John Dwyer promised it to be. An instant classic and our unequivocal favorite record of 2011.
Posted on12/02/2011bykevin|Comments Off on mp3: Mikal Cronin // “You Gotta Have Someone”
Here’s the rollicking b-side to a new 7″ by Mikal Cronin, due out before the end of the year on Goner Records.
Mikal joins Shannon and the Clams and his tourmates in Pangea at El Rio in the Mission this Saturday before embarking on a west coast tour. RSVP here.
Pick up Mikal’s excellent s/t debut album over at Insound.