When we got word of a show going down at Serra Bowl on the Fourth of July weekend, we were intrigued. When we saw the lineup, we were ecstatic. You’ll want to stick around the Bay Area for this one…

Eddy Current Suppression Ring (AUS)
Thee Oh Sees
Sic Alps
The Fresh & Onlys

Saturday, July 3, 2010
Serra Bowl
8pm, FREE, All Ages

About the bands:

Eddy Current Suppression Ring – “Anxiety”

Melbourne’s Eddy Current Suppression Ring conclude their US tour with this Serra Bowl show. The band’s third album, Rush to Relax, came out earlier this year domestically on Goner Records. “What can we say, everybody should be cranking these guys on their system. So if you aren’t already down with one of Australia’s best exports, get involved quick.” (Raven Sings the Blues) “Without a doubt one of my favorite bands…They overtly state everything we’re thinking with simplicity and rage.” (Music For Robots)

Thee Oh Sees – “I Was Denied”

Thee Oh Sees‘ latest record, Warm Slime, captures the band in all of their live fury, and it’s yet another great release from one of the Bay’s best bands. “Warm Slime is an intuitively-conceived, addictively impulsive lesson in peculiarity.” (NME) “Much like Suicide, this is the sound of Thee Oh Sees returning to the roots of rock & roll and punching it in the gut.” (Drowned in Sound)

Sic Alps – “L. Mansion”

Sic Alps have been relatively quiet on the recording front lately, but they recently returned from a month in Europe that included playing at the Pavement-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival. “As far as I’m concerned, this band is prepped for greatness.” (Weekly Tape Deck) “There’s been such an embarrassment of riches coming from the lo-fi garage rock/psych duo of Mike Donovan and Matthew Hartman that I can barely bring myself to finish reviews on time.” (Pitchfork)

The Fresh & Onlys – “Diamond in the Dark”

We’ve got quite a bit of anticipation for The Fresh & Onlys‘ next full length, which will be coming out on In The Red later this year. “[O]ne of the best new bands out of the San Francisco scene. And one of the few bands whose quality nearly matches their hyper-prolific output.” (Brooklyn Vegan) “Really, people should pay more attention to these folks…” (Stereogum)

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