Hello again,

This month’s mix features a nice mix of indie pop and rock from seven Bay Area artists. A number of these folks are playing shows around the bay this month, so you should definitely check them out if you can. About the bands:

Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Foma now resides in San Francisco, where their blend of shoegaze and synth-pop is catching a lot of ears. We’ve included a track from their latest record Phobos, which you can pick up at Amazon or on iTunes. Be sure to hear more Foma at their web site and MySpace page.

We’ve also included a track from Honeymoon, the latest EP from The Bye Bye Blackbirds. We caught them at December’s Playing in Fog concert and have been digging their pop sound since. You can purchase the EP at CDBaby or on iTunes. Check out their MySpace page here.

The Val Papadins from Sonoma recently sent us two of their latest demos displaying a very lyrical and melodic rock sound. They are currently working on a full-length album which we look forward to hearing in the near future. The band will be at Ireland’s 32 on February 20th and has more dates upcoming in March and April. To get these dates and hear more music, go to their web site and their MySpace page.

Although we interviewed The Dodos a few weeks ago, we won’t be airing the episode for a few weeks. In the meantime, enjoy the track we’ve included, which comes from their last album Beware of the Maniacs, which they recorded when they were known as Dodo Bird. For more Dodos-related discussion, you should definitely check out the feature on the band done by the great people over at The Deli SF, an excellent resource dedicated to all things local music. For more tunes, head to their web site and MySpace page.

We first featured a track from The Old-Fashioned Way on our Monthly Local Mix back in November and are excited that they are headlining the next Playing in Fog concert with support provided by our old friends Dark Side of the Cop. Check out more from The Old-Fashioned Way at their web site and MySpace page.

Brian Glaze mixes pop and psychedelic sounds wonderfully on Let’s Go to the Sea, available on Birdman Records. You can catch Brian at the first concert presented by our friends at the New and Used Records video podcast, which will be held on Thursday, February 15th at 12 Galaxies. You can also download the song we’ve included, “Oh Baby, Don’t Go to the Sea,” here or buy the whole album on iTunes!

Silian Rail are members in the Thread Productions collective of bands that we’ve become awfully enamored of lately. Although this two-piece limits its musical tools to guitar and drums, they manage to construct impressive, dense songs that are frequently explosive and never too jammy. Find out more about Silian Rail at their MySpace page.

The Attachments are a Berkeley four-piece who demonstrate impressive pop chops on their self-titled EP, delivering six wonderfully catchy songs. Catch them at Ireland’s 32 on February 15th and the El Rio on the 20th. Hear a few more songs from the EP at their web site and MySpace page.

Last but not least, this Saturday we’re holding the fourth The Bay Bridged Presents show, a show we’re co-presenting with our friends at Mesh Magazine. The details are:

Saturday, February 10th
The Knockout, 3223 Mission Street at Valencia (Map)
Tartufi, Moggs, Sholi
$8, 10pm

To find out more about all of the bands at our concert, read our longer post here.

Thanks for listening and we’ll see you Saturday!