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mp3: Sic Alps // “Breadhead”


Here’s the opening track on Sic Alps‘ new 7″, now out on Drag City.

Sic Alps // “Breadhead”

Preview: 2011 Woodsist Fest

Campground, by Petey Dammit [see more]

We’re pretty excited to say that this year’s Woodsist Festival is almost a month away, with a lineup that is representative of some of the biggest influences behind this blog, including Nodzzz, Thee Oh Sees, and our second-favorite LA/SF transplant, White Fence. This year’s fest is split up into two days, with performances on Saturday night (Fernwood) and Sunday afternoon (Henry Miller). The lineup is rounded out by Art Museums, Ducktails, Woods/Fresh and Onlys Big Band on Saturday night; and Real Estate, Fresh and Onlys, Woods, Sic Alps, and Sun Araw on Sunday.

Two day passes are sold out, but you can get on the waitlist for tickets to Sunday’s show here. Here’s a preview of what’s to come:

SATURDAY @ FERNWOOD  9:00pm-12:30am

We talked to singer Anthony Atlas  the day before their new album dropped on the Woodsist label. Read our interview here. Download a track off Innings here.

Art Museums
Coming off a 3-song 7″ release in late May (Bandcamp download comes with an extra track) and a stacked Slumberland Records  showcase event at Rickshaw during this year’s SF Popfest.
 Sadly, the Art Museums are no longer in existence, but the Mantles have taken their place on the roster.

Big year for the side-project of Real Estate member Matthew Mondanile: he’s started a new label (listen to a track from the first release here, due out June 25), and Domino Records has picked up both RE and Ducktails.

Woods/Fresh & Onlys Big Band
“Some kind of wonderful.”


Real Estate
Woodsist graduates signed to Domino for their sophomore album, due out in October. Watch them play a new, untitled track live earlier in May.

Thee Oh Sees
Castlemania has been out for a few weeks now, which means that John is already busy recording the next one.

Fresh & Onlys
Jennifer at SEE THE LEAVES has a great review of the recently-released Secret Walls LP here. Listen to track off the record here.

New 7″ inch due July 19th via Sacred Bones. Stream a track off the singles release here.

Sic Alps
Ty Segall
won’t be playing with his new/old band and current labelmates at Big Sur; the remaining Sic Alps are putting out a new 4 song 7″ via Drag City August 23rd, just in time for the Euro leg of their tour.

Sun Araw
Guess who also has a release on August 23rd? The space-rockers also have a split with Eternal Tapestry titled Night Gallery on Thrill Jockey due July 19. Listen to a track off the August Sun Ark/Drag City release here.

White Fence
Tim Presley’s White Fence is currently touring with the Strange Boys before splitting off to round out the Woods bill/tour. Listen to and download an entire live set at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa.

If you can’t make it to the great Woodsist Fest this year, all is not lost. The Independent plays host to Woods, Fresh & Onlys, and The Mantles July 29th. Real Estate, together with San Francisco dream-pop acts Melted Toys and Dominant Legs (who just recorded a split 7″), also play at the Independent a few days after the fest on August 2nd.

photos: Sic Alps (now with Ty Segall), Bare Wires, Younger Lovers // Cafe Du Nord (Vice Uncapped Live)

Vice threw a party 
Sic Alps and Sailor Jerry 
Sweaty mania 

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Lemonade Stand

My little mix for the KUSF/SFMTS contest. Enjoy.

Positive Destruction // “SF Mixtape Society Party #6 – Theme: Lemonade Stand”

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01 Roof Light // “Playground Sunburst”
02 Brothertiger // “Like Water”
03 LA Vampires // “Streetwise”
04 Sic Alps // “Do You Want To Give $$?”
05 Gus Cutty // “All Mine”
06 Beach Fossils // “Youth”
07 Witch Gardens // “Small Daring Boy”
08 The Drums // “Saddest Summer”
09 Sonny and the Sunsets // “Too Young to Burn”
10 Washed Out // “Eyes be Closed”
11 Brooks Arthur Ensemble // “Heart be Still”

Ty Segall joins revamped Sic Alps, tours with them in August & September (and possibly much sooner)

With the European stint of his tour over and a new LP quickly approaching, Brooklyn Vegan reports that Ty has joined Sic Alps in the garage (again) at the same time as Matt Hartman and Noel Von Harmonson, two of the founding members, are leaving. Both bands have extensive tours planned later this year, so it looks like Ty is keeping his calendar of American shows this summer before joining Sic Alps back to Europe beginning August 19th. After that, Ty returns back to the states for a tour of the East Coast with Mikal Cronin.

No word on whether we can expect an appearance of the revamped Sic Alps at tomorrow’s Thermals-curated Viceland party at Cafe Du Nord, but you should be going to that anyway. It’s free. RSVP here.

Ty Segall — 2011 Tour Dates
06.16.11 Toronto, Ontario. The Garrison
06.17.11 Toronto, Ontario. Wrongbar
06.18.11 Toronto, Ontario. Bovine Sex Club
07.02.11 San Francisco, California. The Independent
07.21.11 San Diego, California. Casbah (San Diego)
07.22.11 Los Angeles, California. Eagle Rock Center
07.24.11 Las Vegas, Nevada. Beauty Bar
07.25.11 Reno, Nevada. Holland Project
07.28.11 Portland, Oregon. East End
07.30.11 Seattle, Washington. Crocodile Cafe
07.30.11 Vancouver, British Columbia. Biltmore Cabaret
07.31.11 Olympia, Washington. the Brotherhood
08.12.11 Detroit, Michigan. Magic Stick
08.14.11 San Francisco, California. Outside Lands Festival
09.15.11 Tucson, Arizona. Plush
09.16.11 Lubbock, Texas. Bash Riprocks
09.17.11 Austin, Texas. Mohawk (Outside Stage)
09.18.11 Denton, Texas. Rubbergloves
09.19.11 New Orleans, Louisiana. One Eyed Jack’s
09.20.11 Birmingham, Alabama. Bottletree
09.21.11 Nashville, Tennessee. Exit/In
09.23.11 Atlanta, Georgia. Earl
09.24.11 Durham, North Carolina. Duke Coffeehouse
09.25.11 Harrisonburg, Virginia. Festival Ballroom A at JMU
09.26.11 Washington, DC. Comet Pizza
09.27.11 Baltimore, Maryland. Golden West Cafe
09.29.11 New York City, New York. Bowery Ballroom
09.30.11 Cleveland, Ohio. Beachland Tavern
10.01.11 Chicago, Illinois. Empty Bottle
10.03.11 Northfield, Minnesota. The Cave (Carleton College)
10.04.11 Iowa City, Iowa. Blue Moose
10.05.11 Omaha, Nebraska. Slowdown
10.06.11 Denver, Colorado. Hi-Dive
10.07.11 Salt Lake City, Utah. Kilby Court

Sic Alps 2011 Tour Dates
06.09.11 San Fancisco @ Cafe Du Nord (w/ Bare Wires)
06.22.11 Montreal @ Il Motore (w/ Strange Boys, White Fence and Purling Hiss)
06.23.11 Burlington. VT @ Monkey House (w/ Purling Hiss)
06.24.11 Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio (w/ Spectre Folk)
06.25.11 North Adams, MA @ MASS MoCA / Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival
06.26.11 Boston, MA @ Church of Boston (w/ Purling Hiss)
06.26.11 Providence, RI @ Castlevania (w/ Purling Hiss)
07.31.11 Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Library WOODSIST FEST
(w/ Real Estate, Fresh & Onlys, Thee Oh Sees, White Fence, Woods and Sun Araw)
08.19-21 Glanusk Park, Glanusk, UK @ Greenman Festival
08.23.11 Manchester, @ Islington Mill
08.24.11 Glasgow, @ Captains Rest
08.25.11 Leeds, @ Brudenell Social Club
08.27.11 Southend on sea, @ Railway Tavern
08.28.11 Ipswich, @ Blue Room, McGintys
08.31.11 Arhus, DK, @ MusikCafeen
09.03.11 Copenhagen, Dk, @ Bakken
09.04.11 Berlin, De, @ West Germany
09.07.11 Bologna, It, @ Scuderie
09.08.11 Roma, It, @ Init
09.09.11 Padova, It,
09.10.11 Torino, It, @ Spazio 211

What’s going on this week?

Sic Alps @ Death By Audio


Foster the People // Amoeba SF, 6pm $FREE

Social Studies,  Royal Baths, Carletta Sue Kay, Art Museums, The Sandwitches* // The Independent, 8pm $15/$50 (VIP)
Dirty Cupcakes, Paper Bags, Basements // The Knockout, 8:30pm $5

Friendly Fires, Wise Blood // The Independent, 8pm $SOLD OUT
Friendly Fires (DJ Set) // Public Works, 10pm $7/10
Sister Crayon, Excuses for Skipping, White Arrows // Milk Bar, 8pm $FREE (w RSVP)/$5
My First Earthquake, Le Vice // Cafe Du Nord, 9:30pm $10/$12

Sic Alps, Bare Wires, The Younger Lovers** // Cafe Du Nord, 8pm? $FREE (w RSVP)
Death Cab For Cutie, Lonely Forest // Fillmore, 9pm $35
Grouplove, Death Cab For Cute (DJ Set) // Rickshaw Stop, 9pm $10/$12

Buzzcocks, Images // Slim*s, 9pm $35
Shabazz Palaces Plus Special Guest // Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 9:30pm $12/$15

Black Lips, Cerebral Ballzy, Personal & the Pizzas // Great American Music Hall, 9pm $16
Shannon and the Clams, Rank/Xerox, Outdoorsmen // The Knockout, 9pm $8

The Black Ryder // Public Works, 7pm $10
Black Lips, Cerebral Ballzy, Personal & the Pizzas // Great American Music Hall, 9pm $16  CANCELLED

*This is a benefit show for Kelly Mallone, co-founder of DIY space Workshop SF and hostess of The Indie Mart. From Indie Mart: “This past April, Kelly was diagnosed with an advanced stage of cancer that had spread to non-localized areas as a result of previous battles. This latest diagnosis requires a treatment path that will far exceed her financial abilities and lack of insurance, and most likely require her to take a hiatus from her businesses.” There are VIP tickets for $50 that come with food from some of my favorite restaurants along the Divis corridor, Little Star and Bar Crudo.

**VICELAND Party curated by the Thermals. RSVP required, 21+.

//Christopher Owens talks to FADER about Twitter essays and Emma Forrest.

//Royal Baths make Night Fog Reader a mix. Digging the Zombies track. Check it out here.

//”When the reckoning comes, there will be few musicians who will compare as commentators on social strife, racism and the lot of American ghetto dwellers.” R.I.P. Gil-Scott Heron.