We’re closing out the month of November with a mix of songs sure to wake you from even the worst Tryptophan-induced slumber (and believe us, that was the best of a number of dreadful Thansgiving references we batted about over here). This week we’ve got nine tracks by some great Bay Area acts:
The Old-Fashioned Way kick off our show with a song showcasing their knack for clever lyricism and great pop songwriting. Check them out at their web site or MySpace page for more details.
The Lovely Public‘s Burning Tape At The Mystery Dinner has been recieving much airplay at The Bay Bridged HQ in recent weeks. Be sure to catch them at Donuts on December 11th at The Knockout.
We included a song from Boyskout in our South by Southwest mix about ten months ago. We’re pleased to report that they’ve just released a new album, Another Life, on Three Ring Records. For more information, go to their web site or MySpace page. You can download the song here or purchase the album at the iTunes Music Store.
Dreamdate‘s 7″ The One I Need b/w D.A.N.C.E. Party, from which we heard the A-side, is really great poppy stuff. Hear more over at their MySpace page, and head on over to their record label, Chocolate Covered Records, to purchase the 7″. They promise a full-length CD will be out soon.
We also heard a song by Michael Zapruder’s Rain of Frogs off of their CD New Ways of Letting Go released earlier this year on Howells Transmitter. It’s some great sophisticated pop music. To hear more off the record, head to Michael’s web site or the band’s MySpace page. You can download this track here or download the full album at the iTunes Music Store.
Tartufi meld pop and progressive elements into some really rewarding songs. We heard a track from their latest full-length Us Upon Buildings Upon Us. They’re playing a show at Bottom of the Hill on November 30th. For more information, head to their web site or MySpace page.
The Hot Toddies recently sent us their fun and catchy self-titled EP. They are playing a number of shows in the coming weeks, including a December 1st show at Hotel Utah and December 2nd at Beckett’s in Berkeley. All the dates and details can be found on their MySpace page.
We also heard a song from French Disco‘s latest EP, Icon. You can catch them at The Make-Out Room on December 6th and Cafe du Nord on January 5th. For more information on these dates and to hear more of their music, visit their MySpace page.
We met The Most at the Social Studies CD release show a few weeks ago, and have really been digging their Welcome to the Breakfast Show EP since. Head on over to their MySpace page for more info!
Thanks again for listening! We hope you’ll join us at both of this week’s Featured Shows. For more information, click each of the banners, and be sure to check out all of the great shows in the next few weeks on our Local Concert Calendar!