[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/May_2008_Mix.mp3[/podcast] Tippy Canoe - Photo by Laura Nichols
This month’s mix episode features songs from nine great Bay Area bands. More about all of the bands below:

Local garage-rockers The Mantles (“Trust”) have been receiving quite a bit of good press for their debut 7″ on Dulc-i-tone Records. The group has a number of shows coming up in June and July, with their next at the Hemlock Tavern on June 13th.

Last of the Blacksmiths (“At An Early Hour”) recently celebrated the release of their new album entitled Young Family Song and the CD is a worthy follow-up to the group’s excellent 2005 debut. The band will be at Sophia’s in Davis on July 11th.

Local synth-poppers Sweetie (“Saturdays”) celebrate the release of their brand new Saturdays EP, out today on local label Gold Robot Records. You can check out another song from the record over at Macktronic.

Girls‘ (“Lust for Life”) psych-influenced lo-fi pop impressed us a whole lot recently and we’re excited to check out their debut 7″, now available for pre-order from True Panther Records. The band’s record release show will be on July 5th at the Hotel Utah.

Recently featured band Beatbeat Whisper (“Mismanaged Skies”) recently released their second album, Wonder Continental, and it’s really terrific. Although they don’t have any Bay Area dates lined up, they’ll be heading on a Pacific Northwest tour in July.

Moomaw (“September”), also known as singer-songwriter Nathan Moomaw, recently released 26 on his label Gazebo Music. The CD is a collection of songs written and recorded one-per-month during the year he was age 26. He’ll be performing at Penny Arcade’s third anniversary show on Wednesday, June 3rd at the Make-Out Room.

The Heated (“Hot Bastard!”) is Cristina Espinosa, formerly of punk band The Pre-Teens, who played all of the instruments on the project’s recently released self-titled EP. You can hear more of her indie pop-rock at El Rio tonight, May 27th, and at Blondie’s on June 9th.

San Francisco folk duo The BrokenMusicBox (“Time”) released their debut album Waking the Sound earlier this year. In addition to primary band members Kimberly Contreras and Tony Wentzel the CD features musical contributions from members of 31Knots, Film School and The Pleasure Kills.

Tippy Canoe and the Paddlemen (“Mass Transmissions”), recently reviewed here, celebrate the release of their new CD Parasols and Pekingese on June 15th at the Make-Out Room. After that, the group’s taking their old-timey pop to the East Coast.

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