[audio:https://www.thebaybridged.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Boy-In-the-Bubble-In-The-Company-Town.mp3] Boy In the Bubble – “In The Company Town”

Oakland’s Boy In The Bubble celebrate the release of The King this Friday night (9pm, $10, 21+) with a release show at Bottom of the Hill. BITB leader Josh Seidenfeld wrote the album while participating in an artists’ residency program in upstate New York. Composing thirty songs in a one month period, his band’s twelve favorite tracks now constitute The King.

Like on the band’s previous album, Songs from the City on the Sun, the new record explores rock and pop in a myriad of different styles and feels. Befitting that multi-directional approach, Seidenfeld was joined by a dozen musicians in the album’s creation, including members of Oliver Future, Ben Harper’s Relentless 7, and Salt & Samovar.

Birdmonster, Girl Band and Here Come The Saviors round out Friday’s all-local lineup.