June 2010 Monthly Mix (Podcast #220)

Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast includes music from nine Bay Area bands drawn from some recently-received submissions. Enjoy!

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About this week’s bands:

Independent People (“Consolation”) is the solo project of one Brant K., who released Independent People in April. The project has also spawned a series of videos on Youtube.

Formerly of the band Photons, Ben Davila (“Eucalyptus”) wrote one song a week for an entire year. He’s now collecting those tracks and releasing them in four EPs over the course of 2010.

Singer-songwriter Kate Kilbane (“Sweet Unknown”) finished her first solo tour in SF and now calls it home. Her Medea Cycle EP collects songs written from the perspective of the Greek heroine.

Change is in the Weather is the latest EP from electro-soul band Blood and Sunshine (“Change is in the Weather”). They will be at Cafe Du Nord on July 20th, with Con Brio and The California Honeydrops.

Indie pop duo Camp Out (“Closer”) is currently touring the Northwest. Their debut album Closer is out now on Swordfish Records.

You can download the Four Song EP by Angel Island (“What It Means, Where It All Comes From”) at the group’s Bandcamp page. They’re playing tonight at the Red Devil Lounge as part of a Beatles tribute show.

Although the song we played is from their 2009 Tran EP, The Aimless Never Miss (“Heart Surgery”) have a new album out called The High Dive to Lo-Fi Volume 1. Currently on a California tour, the band’s next local show is at We Art Space in Oakland on the Fourth of July.

Northern California duo Gwyneth and Monko‘s (“Good Old Horse”) first joint release is the Good Old Horse EP. They’ll be performing at the Noe Valley Farmer’s Market on July 10th.

The Foreign Globester is a new album mixing the talents of The Rondo Brothers (“A Quiet Room”) and Motion Man. It’s the third album from the Rondo Brothers, who have also lent their production talents to a variety of rock and hip hop projects.