In many respects, this week’s feature episode on Black Fiction is long overdue. The band’s latest release, Ghost Ride, was released on Howells Transmitter last year and brought the band significant acclaim in the local and national press, including the title of best indie rock group at the 2006 SF Weekly Music Awards.

At the same time, our discussion with the band a few weeks ago before their show at Cafe du Nord, displayed a group of musicians that continue to evolve and experiment with their older material even as they begin to record new music. The continual experimentation comes as no surprise given the band’s current sound, which mixes elements of hip-hop and psychedelic music into pop gems that are catchy and danceable and melancholy and bizarre all at the same time.

In addition to the interview, we’ve included four selections from Ghost Ride in the episode. To hear more Black Fiction, head on over to their web site and MySpace page. You can pick up Ghost Ride from Howells Transmitter via Midheaven Mailorder or iTunes.

Black Fiction’s next show is a great bill next Wednesday:

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
12 Galaxies
w/ The Papercuts, Whalebones, Night Canopy
9pm, $8, 21+

After that, the band heads down to Big Sur to play in Folkyeah’s Spring Festival 2007:

Saturday, April 21st
Fernwood Resort
w/ Port O’Brien, Tussle and many others

The festival runs from Friday, April 20th to Saturday the 21st and features a ton of great bands, local and otherwise. Go to Folkyeah’s MySpace page for more details. We’ll have a bigger preview of the festival later this week.