With just one album out, Dry Land Is Not A Myth, 2013 is shaping up to be a big year for White Arrows and singer Mickey Church. The band is on the bill for Coachella 2013, but will first make a stop in San Francisco for the Noise Pop Festival.
“I’m kind of bored of London to be honest. I want to make the move to America soon,” says Robbie Furze, of electro-rock duo The Big Pink, the project created alongside Milo Cordell.
Los Campesinos! lead singer Gareth Campesinos! wrote his group’s new album Hello Sadness while reeling from one the worst breakups in his life. What came out of that heartbreak is arguably Los Campesinos!’s finest and most honest release to date.
When I get on the phone with Dengue Fever drummer Paul Smith, the band is driving up the 101 Freeway towards San Luis Obispo, noting the lovely weather. Only a week into their month-long U.S. tour, the band’s twitter posts are already commenting on how “rather quickly” they’re moving and it is somewhat surprising how cheery and relaxed Smith sounds.
Rising star Chaz Bundick, and leader of Toro y Moi, brought his band and electrifying sound to the Great American Music Hall for two nights this past weekend.
With a pair of acoustic guitars, interesting melodic exchanges, and a little production help from tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus, Thao Nguyen and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn, both well known for separate projects, have joined forces at Thao & Mirah to spread some summer love with a new album and a homecoming show in SF this Thursday.