The Botticellis (Feature Podcast), whose relaxed and reverb-laden surf rock has been spreading like wildfire around the Bay Area, will release their long-awaited first full-length album tomorrow. Old Home Movies is a collection of new and previously released Botticellis gems. You can hear a few of the songs from the new album, two of which are live versions, in our feature podcast episode with the band.
The band was recently featured on “Merc Sessions” with the San Jose Mercury news, on a Daytrotter Session and in an SF Bay Guardian feature, among others. This exposure is not only due to their extremely relatable songs, but also to the series of stunning live shows with some other recognizable musicians.
The music has been described in many ways, from tame surf rock (coming mostly from the guitar tones) to Brit-pop. As Sean Moeller so gracefully put it in his Daytrotter story, “Old Home Movies, with phantom kisses and bygone ghosts of yesteryear jumping out of the binding, is a sung benediction to great songs had and great songs yet to come, a rare and blindly first offering.”
The Botticellis will play this Friday, May 16 at the Starry Plough in Berkeley with The Mumlers and Lady Genius. The show starts at 9pm and is $10.