Our latest Bay Bridged Presents event is without a doubt one of the biggest local shows we’ve seen occur this year, a triple CD release party for three of the Bay’s most promising indie bands. The show is headlined by Tartufi, a duo who have captured widespread acclaim by building and deconstructing layers of guitars and vocals above tight frenetic drumming. Celebrating the release of Thread Productions’ Dragon Slayers, Volume III compilation at this show, the band’s upcoming CD, Nests of Waves and Wire, finds them further exploring an omnivorous sound palette, with songs full of melodic, intense, quiet, loud, complex, and brilliant moments that will please fans of rock, pop, experimental and compositional music alike.

Supporting Tartufi are dream rock quartet Built For The Sea, whose new EP is their first release in over two years. In that time, the band has developed an electricity to match its lush atmospheric layers and continues to ensnare audiences around the Bay with bewitching melodies and Lia Rose’s beautiful vocals. Opener Low Red Land crafted the tight, percolating songs on their new CD Dog’s Hymns during years of cross-country touring, a time that allowed the trio to develop a strong command of dynamics and an explosive, intense live show.

All told, it’s a night of next steps for some of the best bands in the Bay Area and we hope you can join us to celebrate at one of the City’s classic venues. To celebrate this great party, The Bay Bridged is giving away TWO pairs of tickets to the show!! All you have to do is shoot an E-mail to contest

[at]thebaybridged.com and we’ll pick the lucky winners at noon on Wednesday!

The Bay Bridged Presents:

Built For The Sea
Low Red Land

Thursday, September 18th
8pm, $12, All Ages

Buy advanced tickets from Slimstickets.com and Tickets.com!

About the bands:

We’re certainly not alone in considering Tartufi (MySpace/TBB Feature) one of the best bands in the Bay, and one poised to breakout on the strength of their new album. “Traveling the seam between coo and caw, the duo churn out lush and layered soundscapes that billow with cerebral grace, prog-perfect texture, and a deliciously abstract abrasion that our readers adore.” (Bay Guardian, “Best Indie Band 2007”) “Throughout, guitarist/vocalist Lynne Angel quotes phrases gracefully, blending them into a complex, textural wall of sound that’s smartly built then elegantly deconstructed. Meanwhile she does the same with her piercing alloy voice, and drummer Brian Gorman drops heavy accompaniment behind the kit. (The) whole is an imposing tangle of beauty and ambition.” (XLR8R Magazine)

Built For The Sea (MySpace/TBB Feature) binds atmospheric layers to a swooning indie rock core. “True to its name, San Francisco’s Built for the Sea crafts lush indie-rock that is at once dreamy, hypnotic, and emotionally powerful.” (East Bay Express) “This is without a doubt the best CD I’ve listened to all year. Built for the Sea has such a great quality about them. I absolutely love Lia Rose’s vocals and can listen to her sing all day long. The music is mesmerizing and alluring. Do yourself a favor and check out this hot band on the rise.” (GoGirlsMusic.com)

Low Red Land (MySpace/TBB Feature) open the show with a hard rock influenced by the dovetailing sonic and aesthetic sensibilities of country and punk. “Low Red Land kicked off the night with a meaty set of muscular, driving rock largely reminiscent of Dinosaur Jr.’s heyday classic, You’re Living All Over Me…The pairing of [Thompson and Thorne’s] vocal styles created excellent tension against the backdrop of Mark DeVito’s thunderous drumming. Low Red Land rocked harder live than their recordings suggest — their countrified souls wrapped in beguiling layers of vintage flannel grunge drive.” (West Coast Performer)