Artist Spotlight: Fronds

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Fronds_Spotlight.mp3 Download: Artist Spotlight: Fronds (Podcast #352) Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! The long-overdue return of our Artist Spotlight podcast series, which captures live-in-the-studio performances and interviews with emerging Bay Area performers, features Fronds. Fronds began while Dylan Tidyman-Jones was still playing guitar in the much-loved The Mallard. Drawing on songs he'd written over the past several years, he recorded the project's self-titled LP in Oakland with producer Robert Jackson; while in the studio, Dylan experimented with arrangements and sounds, playing most of the instruments on the record himself. The result was a enchanting collection of psych-pop released in [...]

By |December 16, 2014|Tags: |

Artist Spotlight: Farallons

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Farallons_Spotlight.mp3 Download: Artist Spotlight: Farallons (Podcast #337) Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! This month's episode of our Artist Spotlight podcast series, which captures live-in-the-studio performances and interviews with emerging Bay Area performers, features Farallons. We previously described this San Francisco quintet as "dream surf," in an effort to capture the way the band's warm folk-rock is saturated in atmosphere. Unlike a lot of bands with a strong "feel," though, there's thoughtful songwriting here too, which ably compliments the strong vocal harmonies and masterful control of dynamics. After turning heads with the Outer Sun Sets EP, the band's now plotting [...]

By |May 8, 2014|Tags: |

Artist Spotlight: The Tambo Rays

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Tambo_Rays_Spotlight.mp3 Download: Artist Spotlight: The Tambo Rays (Podcast #335) Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! This month's episode of our Artist Spotlight podcast series -- featuring live-in-the-studio performances and interviews with emerging Bay Area performers -- showcases The Tambo Rays. Brian DaMert had previously played in other bands, but when he wanted to start performing some solo songs he'd been recording at home, he formed The Tambo Rays with his sister, Sara, Greg Sellin, and Bob Jakubs. Over the past few years, the band's energetic and melodic indie pop has established them as a local group on the rise, and [...]

By |April 24, 2014|Tags: |

Artist Spotlight: Quinn DeVeaux

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Quinn_DeVeaux_Spotlight.mp3 Download: Artist Spotlight: Quinn DeVeaux (Podcast #332) Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! This month's Artist Spotlight -- our podcast series featuring live-in-the-studio performances and interviews with emerging Bay Area performers -- showcases Quinn DeVeaux. Over the past few years, Oakland-based DeVeaux and his band the Blue Beat Review have earned a reputation as terrific live performers. In December, Quinn made a substantial addition to his recorded body of work with the release of not one, but two new albums: Originals, recorded with the full band, and Late Night Drive, a more intimate collection of songs inspired by a [...]

By |March 30, 2014|Tags: |

Artist Spotlight: Al Lover

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Al_Lover_Spotlight.mp3 Download: Artist Spotlight: Al Lover (Podcast #329) Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! This month's Artist Spotlight podcast -- the latest in our series featuring live-in-the-studio performances and interviews with emerging Bay Area performers -- showcases the supremely talented Al Lover. You can frequently catch Al DJing at rock shows around San Francisco, but he's also an accomplished songwriter. Coming from a background as a rapper and producer, Al Lover makes "beats," his shorthand for the dense genre-mashing tracks he composes using psych and garage samples. In this episode, we chat with Al about how he finds the samples [...]

By |February 26, 2014|Tags: |

Artist Spotlight: SAFE (Podcast #326)

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/SAFE_Spotlight.mp3 Download: Artist Spotlight: SAFE (Podcast #326) Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! In the second installment of our artist spotlight series -- in which we invite great emerging Bay Area bands into the studio to perform stripped down versions of their songs and chat -- we're excited to feature SAFE. The performing and recording alias of CF Edley, SAFE has tempted listeners with a sporadic stream of offerings over the years -- an EP several years ago, a new single or video every so often -- all reliably terrific, navigating a unique mix of electronic sounds and Edley's emotive [...]

By |January 31, 2014|Tags: |

Artist Spotlight: Doe Eye (Podcast #319)

Photo: Matt Baca http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Doe_Eye_Spotlight.mp3 Download: Artist Spotlight: Doe Eye (Podcast #319) Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! Today, we're kicking off a new type of podcast we'll be running every month here on the site. For our "Artist Spotlight" series, we're inviting some great emerging Bay Area bands into the studio to perform stripped down versions of their songs live in the studio accompanied by a brief chat. We're pleased to launch this series with Doe Eye, the moniker of SF singer-songwriter Maryam Qudus. Over the past few years, Doe Eye has released two EPs to significant acclaim, [...]

By |November 7, 2013|Tags: |
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