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This week's episode of The Bay Bridged podcast features San Francisco's The Botticellis. Like many, we first about this band via their debut EP, and few debuts have hit us with as much punch, as the melodies in songs like "Killing Spree" hit immediately and stayed lodged in our brains for many days after.

As a result, we've long been awaiting the band's debut full-length album, titled Old Home Movies, which they recently completed recording. As catchy and immediately gripping as the songs are, they're also full of those little moments that maximize replayability. From the tasteful use of vintage keyboard sounds to the energetic refrains, there's a lot to like about this album.

Those little details, we learned during our interview with the band, were the result of more work before entering the studio than inside it, as the band worked and reworked songs, some which are by this point almost three years old, in order to find the right sound and right feeling. When you listen to the album, it's clear the work has paid off. We're pleased to include album versions of two songs from Old Home Movies alongside live recordings of two others.

Catch The Botticellis next Thursday night at Bottom of the Hill along side our old friends Scrabbel:

Thursday, August 2nd
Bottom of the Hill
9:00pm, $10, All Ages (purchase advance tickets here)
w/ Judgement Day, Scrabbel

You can hear more of the band's music at their MySpace page. We'll keep you updated about the release of Old Home Movies as more information develops.