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Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast features ten great Bay Area bands, including a lot of good stuff from new and recent releases. About all of the bands:
Still Flyin’ (“The Hott Chord Is Struck”) release their debut album today via the Ernest Jenning Record Co. The CD release show for Never Gonna Touch The Ground is May 9th at Cafe Du Nord, with Nodzzz supporting.
The second album from local songwriter Ayal Nistor’s My Second Surprise (“Bring the Sunshine”) is called Time to Move On, and it’s available now. My Second Surprise plays every Sunday night at the Edinburgh Castle.
Mythomania, the new album from Cryptacize (“Tail & Mane”), is terrific and it’s out today on Asthmatic Kitty. The band’s CD release party is April 24th at Cafe Du Nord with Papercuts and The Finches.
SF folk-rock band Bias Tape (“MMPP”) released their debut album A Part late last year. The band’s got two performances scheduled in May: at the Hotel Utah on the 19th and at the Swedish American Hall on the 21st.
Trainwreck Riders (“Safety of a Back”) recently released this track, the first song off their upcoming album The Perch. The album comes out on May 12th on Alive Records.
San Francisco-Delaware group The Chop (“We Want It All”) have made We Want It All available for free download on their web site. With a number of West Coast dates in the coming month, they’ll be at The Stork Club on May 2nd, with Goodbye Nautilus and more.
Composer and songwriter Kirk Hamilton‘s (“No Crow, Scarecrow”) latest work is The Exited Door, an album featuring twenty different Bay Area musicians, including vocals from Or, the Whale’s Lindsay Garfield. You can see Hamilton perform at the Red Vic Sessions on May 22nd.
Harbours (“Old Formula”) recently released their sophomore work, No Souvenirs, and the band has a bunch of dates lined up in the coming months. Catch Miguel and the band on April 23rd at Cafe Du Nord and on May 1st at House of Shields.
SF indie rock-pop band Foma (“Hannah, It’s Finished!”) just released their brand new album Inverness. The band celebrates at the Make-Out Room on May 2nd with Si, Claro.
The prolific Adam Balbo (“Obligatory Highway Analogy”) just released Fix, his seventh album in eight years. Catch him June 26th at the Red Victorian.