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It is with much sadness that we note the final show for San Francisco’s The Ebb & Flow this Sunday night at the Great American Music Hall. The band was one of our earliest interviews and their 2005 album Time to Echolocate still ranks as one of our favorites. They’re also some great people, and we will miss the band dearly.
Enhancing Sunday night’s bittersweetness is that the show is doubling as the CD release party for the band’s new album Attack and Decay, which is being released on Huevo Imaginary Records. If you head over to this page at Huevo Imaginary’s web site, you can download five full songs from the new album.
These five suggest a direct follow-up to Echolocate and the stop-gap EP Here Are Caught: a mix of slightly-proggy keyboard- and guitar-driven indie pop songs with melancholy and engaging vocals and politically aware lyrical content. The new album isn’t available for purchase yet, so check out those free songs for a taste of the latest from this excellent band, as well as some additional tracks on their MySpace page and at their web site.
The band is calling it quits due to a “geographical incongruence,” as they put it, as members Roshy Kheshti and Sara Cassetti are moving to San Diego, leaving Sam Tsitrin the sole Bay Area resident. The group’s web site promises that the three will be involved in other musical projects in the future. For his part, Tsitrin is currently also involved in We Is Shore Dedicated, an art-folk-pop group that is already working on a follow-up album to the self-titled release they put out earlier this year.
Sunday night, The Ebb and Flow performs alongside fellow San Francisco acts and Music Industry Network associates Scissors for Lefty and Kid Beyond. The show starts at 8pm and is $16. Advance tickets can be purchased here.