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Sic Alps releasing new record, playing @ Make Out Room 9/7 [mp3]

Check out this cleaned up cut from Sic Alps‘ latest record, out on Drag City on 9/11. It’s the band’s fourth record and their first self-titled endeavor. Pre-order here. They’ve got two stops in the Bay Area until leaving for a North American tour with Thee Oh Sees (including a stop at Great American Music Hall in October) and later, Cheap Time. Full tour schedule after the track:

Sic Alps | “Glyphs”

Sic Alps – 2012 Tour Dates
9/7/12 Make Out Room San Francisco CA
9/8/12 Uptown Night Club Oakland CA
9/9/12 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles CA w/ Thee Oh Sees
9/10/12 Bar Pink San Diego CA w/ Thee Oh Sees
9/29/12 Sophia’s Thai Kitchen Davis CA
10/1/12 The Android House Caldwell Boise ID
10/2/12 VFW Missoula MT w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/3/12 Broken City Calgary AB Canada w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/4/12 Broken City Calgary AB Canada w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/6/12 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver BC Canada w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/7/12 Neptune AL w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/8/12 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR w/ Tree Oh Sees
10/9/12 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR w/ Tree Oh Sees
10/12/12 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA w/ Oh Sees
10/13/12 The Holland Project Reno NV
10/14/12 Kilby Court Salt Lake City UT w/ Cheap Time
10/15/12 Rhinoceropolis Denver CO
10/16/12 Jackpot Music Hall Lawrence KS
10/17/12 Turf Club St. Paul MN
10/18/12 Empty Bottle Chicago IL
10/19/12 Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft Louisville KY
10/22/12 Double Double Land Toronto ON Canada
10/23/12 Divan Orange Montreal Canada
10/25/12 Radio Somerville MA
10/26/12 Haverford College Haverford PA (students only)
10/28/12 Knitting Factory Brooklyn NY
10/30/12 The Werehouse/Krankies Coffee Winston-Salem NC
10/31/12 Black Cat Burrito Boone NC
11/1/12 529 Atlanta GA
11/2/12 The Bottletree Birmingham AL

december 2011 mix

Positive Destruction // december 2011 mix

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01 Yikes // “The Cars”
02 Sic Alps // “Breadhead”
03 Wax Idols // “Hitman
04 POW!// “Night Train to Fog Town”
05 Ty Segall// “It”
06 Thee Oh Sees// “The Dream”
07 The Spyrals // “Sunflower Microphone”
08 Swiftumz // “Angelita”
09 Part Time // “Touch Me Responsibly”
10 Wet Illustrated // “(Where I Wanna Be) Buried”

cool 2k11

NME recently put together a “cool list” of music makers and shakers for 2011;  GorillavsBear did a good job ripping it apart in their list and perhaps pointed out the obvious in stating that making “‘cool lists’ is not really that cool.” Nevertheless, here’s our Bay Area version. Let us know what you hate in the comments.

10 Shiv Mehra // Creepers

Creepers // “Spiral”

09 Corey Cunningham // Terry Malts

Terry Malts // “Tumble Down”

08  Lars Finberg // Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees // “The Dream”

07 Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin // “Get Along”

06 Mark Tester // BURNT ONES

Burnt Ones // “Do the Spell (Loud)”

05 Robbie Simon // Wet Illustrated

Wet Illustrated // “Gypsy Town”

04 Tim Presley // White Fence

03 Blasted Canyons

02 Chris McVicker // Swiftumz

Swiftumz // “Angelita”

01 Mike Donovan // Sic Alps

Sic Alps // “Breadhead”

What’s going on this week?

[Real Estate – more pics]

The Spits @ The New Parish, 9pm [ticket giveaway]
Keep Shelly in Athens, Kisses, Blackbird Blackbird (dj set) @ The Independent, 8pm

M83 @
Mezzanine, 9pm [sold out]
Geographer, Electric Guest @ Rickshaw Stop, 9pm [popscene]
Ty Segall @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 8pm [free w/ rsvp]
Blackbird Blackbird @
Brick and Mortar Music Hall9pm
Brightlighters, Brother Bently, The Big Bad Wolf, Saint Jaboi @ Milk Bar, 10pm [college night]

Real Estate, Big Troubles @
Slim’s, 9pm

Woodsboro @
Needles and Pens, 7:30pm [record release]
Austra, Grimes @
Great American Music Hall, 8pm
Future Twin, Our Brother the Native, Dead Eyes @ Engine Works, 9pm [ep release]

Kelley Stoltz, Prairie Dog, Tortured Genies @
Make-Out Room, 9pm

mp3: Yikes // “The Cars”

By Noah Sanders

To sate your Thee Oh Sees craving until the November 15th release of Carrion Crawler/The Dream Seattle’s weekly rag The Stranger dug up this 9-song oddity from John Dwyer‘s impressively prolific past.  Dwyer teamed up with Sic Alps’ frontman Mike Donovan in the wake of The Coachwhips’ dissolution to form Yikes, a thrashy, noisy precursor to both contributor’s current bands.

UK label Upset The Rhythm released The Secrets of Superflippin’, the band’s only EP.

Carrion Crawler/The Dream is out November 15th on In The Red.

Yikes // “The Cars”

Yikes // “Pink Cigars”

What’s going on this week?

Monday (Halloween)
The Soft Moon, Led Er Est, Michael Stock @ The Independent, 9pm 

Ty Segall, Kut U Up @
The Mezzanine, 9pm

King Tuff, Audacity @
1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 7pm

El Ten Eleven, No Fires, Noys Annoise, Talk of Shamans @
The Depot [SF State], 6pm
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Gauntlet Hair @
Rickshaw Stop, 9pm

Sic Alps, Lilac, Sourpatch, Meridians @ Verdi Club, 8:30pm
Still Corners, Ganglians, Silver Swans @
Rickshaw Stop, 9pm
Shonen Knife, Shannon and the Clams, The Pleasure Kills @ Bottom of the Hill, 9pm
Wild Flag, Drew Grow & The Pastor’s Wives @ Great American Music Hall, 9pm 

Wild Flag, Drew Grow & The Pastor’s Wives @ 
Great American Music Hall, 9pm
Zodiac Death Valley, The Icarus Line, The Tambo Rays @ Cafe Du Nord, 8:30pm

Zodiac Death Valley, The Icarus Line, The Tambo Rays @
Cafe Du Nord, 8:30pm

Anything else?

mp3: Sic Alps // “Cambridge Vagina”

Listen to the blown-out B-side to the second 7″ release by Sic Alps since Napa Asylum.  Battery Townsley dropped September 20th over on Drag City. Pick it up here.

Sic Alps // “Cambridge Vagina”