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We’re pleased to announce our next “Bay Bridged Presents” show, a showcase of new albums, new singles and upcoming releases from three of the Bay Area’s best indie rock bands, headlined by the release of Famous People Marry Famous People, the new album from San Francisco indie pop heroes 20 Minute Loop.
Formed in 1997, the band’s critical and popular acclaim reached new heights with 2005’s Yawn + House = Explosion, a fantastic assemblage of crunchy rock-pop, tight harmonies, and clever wordplay that left fans like us hungrily awaiting its follow-up. When we interviewed the group earlier this year for our podcast, they were excited to introduce a refined sound, harnessing their knack for smart melodies while stripping away any musical excess. All signs indicate that the new album’s another winning collection of catchy and clever pop that builds on the group’s long winning streak.
20 Minute Loop (CD Release)
Man/Miracle (Single Release)
Friday, July 11th
Bottom of the Hill
10pm, $10, 21+
About the bands:
Local indie favorites 20 Minute Loop (Feature Podcast) celebrate the long-awaited release of their fourth album Famous People Marry Famous People. Praise for the band’s last album Yawn + House = Explosion: “Perfect male/female vocal harmonies, wild off-time arrangements, and surreal lyrics are at once achingly familiar and freakishly unexpected…” (Flavorpill) “20 Minute Loop establish themselves as something of a triple threat, a band that knows how to create memorable pop hooks, gripping instrumental breaks, and intriguing lyrics.” (Pop Matters) “Catchiest Band” (East Bay Express, Best of 2005)
Caves first impressed us with their debut album Here is Vision and a hypnotic multi-instrumental folk-rock sound crafted equally from melodic and psychy elements. We’re excited to hear the trio’s follow-up, which they recently recorded with acclaimed producer Scott Solter. Recent live performances suggest that these talented songwriters are moving into heavier, experimental rock territory we’re looking forward to seeing at the show.
For Man/Miracle (Feature Podcast), after several now-sold-out limited edition CDs, the show celebrates the band’s first official release, a single for their terrific song “Pushing and Shoving”, which marks the band as one of Bay Area indie rock’s rising stars. “They know how to make you feel like just getting up and just shake. Maybe dance, but more like shake, sort of like you’ve got the holy spirit in you type thing.” (Urb Magazine) “This is indie rock at its most fun: experimental, raucous, and pretty.” (The Owl Mag)