A few days ago we caught up with Payam, Jon, Eric, and Greg, who collectively form Sholi. We first caught wind of these guys while putting together one of our Mission Creek Music Festival mixes and got a chance to see their excellent set at a Playing in Fog show a couple months back. Needless to say, we’ve been looking to feature them for a while now, and we spoke to the guys in advance of their upcoming show at the Bottom of the Hill celebrating the release of a new 7″ split with Seattle’s The Dead Science.

In addition to discussing the new 7″, as well as the band’s continuing progress on an upcoming full length, we talked about the elements that make up Sholi’s great sound—melodic songwriting, tight playing, and a willingness to experiment with traditional song structures. In short, these guys are awesome.

For more information about Sholi, head to sholi.com or at their MySpace site. Catch Sholi at one of their upcoming shows:

Saturday, November 4th (release show for 7″ split)
Bottom of the Hill
9pm, with Casiotone for the Painfully Alone and The Dead Science
$8 advance/$10 door

Wednesday, November 8th (release show for 7″ split)
UC Davis Coffee House
7pm, with Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, The Dead Science and Papercuts

Wednesday, November 29th
Cafe Du Nord
9pm, with 60 Watt Kid and Miller Carr

Hope you enjoy the episode! We’ll see you this Friday, November 3rd for our second The Bay Bridged Presents show!