The Bay Bridged & Thread Productions present:

Low Red Land
Appomattox (Brooklyn)
Birds & Batteries
Or, the Whale

Elbo Room
Friday, September 14, 2007
9pm, $7

The Bay Bridged is proud to announce the latest in our ongoing series of concerts spotlighting the best indie rock in the San Francisco Bay Area. This time we’ve teamed up with the fine folks at Thread Productions to wish Low Red Land farewell as the band embarks on their latest national tour. The show also celebrates the release of the band’s brand new Fall Tour 2007 EP, a collection of great new songs including several which will be included on the band’s highly anticipated next full length album.

In addition to LRL, the show also features performances by two of our other local favorites–Birds & Batteries and Or, the Whale! These two bands are quickly becoming two of the hottest in the Bay Area, coming off a packed show together at the Great American Music Hall. All three bands will be bringing their well-earned reputations for great live performances to the Elbo Room’s excellent upstairs stage, joined by Brooklyn’s Appomattox for a night of sweet music you can’t miss.

About the bands:

Headliner Low Red Land (web site/MySpace) has developed into one of the most promising bands in the Bay Area. Their first full length, Weight of Nations, is very good, but the band has bested that record with an incendiary live show that is as engaging as is it is intense. Their newest songs seize on this potential, showcasing excellent control of dynamics and melody alike. “

[T]he protests are personal, soaked in sadness, and set against the American tapestry in a way that calls to mind the poetic scope of Hart Crane’s The Bridge.” (SF Bay Guardian) “It’s heartbreakingly good….and those dern lyrics will stick to yr insides like liver on a hot wall….Better than pudding.” (Pirate Cat Radio)

Birds & Batteries (web site/MySpace) put our one of the best records we’ve heard this year and back it up with a captivating live show. “[T]here are really a lot of great artists coming out of the Bay Area, but we do have a current favorite: Birds & Batteries. We’ve been telling you about this co-ed quartet for a while now and our expectations for their new record were really high. Thankfully, its good news: we love ‘I’ll Never Sleep Again.'” (SFist) “‘I’ll Never Sleep Again’ makes good on the promise of…’Nature vs. Nature’…[A] satisfying mix of synthesizers and pedal steel. (SF Bay Guardian)

Or, the Whale (web site/MySpace) are another band known for their live shows, which win over converts and reward fans alike. “[K]icking up dust along the West Coast and spreading the gospel of honest music….Seeing this band play live is touching, invigorating, and downright fun.” (West Coast Performer) “Brandishing four Grand Ole Opry–worthy vocalists–frequently harmonizing to thrilling effect–as well as three other accomplished musicians, Or, the Whale throw one hell of a barn dance.” (SF Bay Guardian)

Brooklyn-based Appomattox (web site/MySpace) come highly recommended by touring partners Low Red Land and it’s easy to see why. The band effortlessly walks the tightrope between melodic and more angular rock sounds, shifting between them with ease. “…a perfect wrangling of those middle two Blonde Redhead albums, the first couple of Radiohead records and a squeeze of Jawbox…” (Boston’s Weekly Dig) “If Black Rebel Motorcycle Club shot up a lethal dose of speed and abandoned the country, Fugazi with higher ambitions…songs that engage and enthrall…” (The Pill)