Birds & Batteries - Up To No Good

[podcast][/podcast] Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast includes music from eight great Bay Area bands — some submissions we’ve received at TBB headquarters, some stuff we’ve posted on the web site recently, all really good stuff.

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About this week’s bands:

Birds & Batteries (“The Villain”) reveal a funky electronics-dominated side on Up to No Good, their brand new EP which comes out today. We’re pleased to present their EP release show, featuring two sets by the band, a supporting performance by Telegraph Canyon, and DJ Elise, on Sunday, November 8th at Cafe Du Nord.

On November 1st, Oakland’s Man/Miracle (“Hot Sprawl”) release their first full length The Shape of Things. They’ll be at the Rickshaw Stop on November 5th, and have dual CD release parties at The Crepe Place (on November 12th) and the Lobot Gallery (on November 14th).

Young Bay Area punk rockers Impediments (“You Want A Square”) just put out their self-titled debut full length on HappyParts Recordings. You can download a sampler of their songs over at

Formed by Sierra Frost (ex-Elephone), The Downer Party‘s (“Being A Teenager

[Is Free Palestine]”) debut EP Ego Driven Lust Creatures is out now on Popsmear Records. They’ll be at Bottom of the Hill on November 7th, and will begin recording a new EP next month.

San Francisco’s Young Prisms (“Weekends and Treehouses”) recently performed at the CMJ festival. The band’s self-titled 12″ EP is out now on Mexican Summer.

Mark Matos & Os Beaches (“Hired Hand”) debut album Words of the Knife comes out on November 17th on Porto Franco Records. See them at The Knockout on November 2nd and at the Make-Out Room on November 16th.

Fiveng (“Jonah”) is the experimental pop project of Nicholas Ng. No shows currently listed, but you can listen to more songs at his MySpace page.

Invisible by Day is the debut full length from SF indie-pop band Hey Young Believer (“Waking Up on the Floor”). They’ll be on Pirate Cat Radio on November 9th at 6pm, and at the Hotel Utah on November 19th.