Geographer – “Kites”

In 2010 many Bay Area bands including The Morning Benders, Girls, Man/Miracle and Moe Green put out records that I showed to my friends saying, “Listen to this great local band!”

But of the mentioned above no matter which set of my friends, none of these albums were as well received as Geographer’s Animal Shapes. There’s something magical about the group’s dynamic combination of pop music with laden somber lyrics like “Original Sin.” Many praised their debut, Innocent Ghosts, and the group did not disappoint with songs like “Verona,” and “Kites.” I don’t listen to this album alone anymore because I hear it now at all my friends’ houses. It’s a strange phenomenon.

David Johnson-Igra is the Founder and Managing Editor at SFCritic.