The Dry Spells, with their layered electric and acoustic instrumentation, are one of the Bay Area’s many contributions to the exploding psych-folk scene.Â Tracks like “Batwood” begin with plenty of rhythm and structure and devolve into a flurry of guitar riffs and violin. Â Â Other songs feature solid backbone and somber tambourine. Can tambourine be somber? This one is – under searing guitar melodies.Â
As with all self-respecting indie/folk/psych/rock/acoustic/electric/hybrid outfits, The Dry Spells feature one member with a biblical name, one beard and an affinity for all things analog. The band’s debut album Too Soon for Flowers, was recorded on tape at Louder StudiosÂ in San Francisco by rock impresario Tim Green.
The album comes out August 11th on Antenna Farm RecordsÂ and The Dry Spells will be celebrating its release this Thursday at CafÃ© du Nord. Â Local singer-songwriters Kelley Stoltz and Jessica Pratt will be joining them. Additionally, a super-secret uber-special guest will also be taking the stage.
Â 9 pm. $10. 21+