We get more submissions than we can handle here at TBB, so periodically we’ll dip into the mailbag and check out a bunch of songs we’ve recently received. As always, feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments.
San Francisco’s Extra Classic is led by the duo of Adrianne Verhoeven (who sang and played keyboards in The Anniversary) and songwriter/producer Alex de Landa (who has worked with The Donkeys, Papercuts, and Casiotone For The Painfully Alone). The pair’s love of classic Jamaican sounds translated into an all-analog approach for the recording of Your Light Like White Lightning, Your Light Like A Laser Beam. The album is out on CD and 2LP via Manimal Vinyl on September 27th.
Given the duo’s Bay Area pedigree — Tyler McCauley used to be in SF band Tempo No Tempo and Caroline Partamian is one of the bi-coastal The Splinters — I hope that NYC band Teen Witch makes it out here at some point. Uber-catchy surf-garage track “I Don’t Mind” comes from the band’s self-titled cassette EP, currently out on Whoa Whoa Records.
SF trio moonbell explore psychy, shoegaze-influenced sonic space on the band’s debut EP, figurine. The band’s EP release party is July 6th at the Elbo Room, and the folks at Aquarius dig the album quite a bit: “Moonbell…exists in some really awesome place right between Spacemen 3 and early Ride, Swervedriver, and Chapterhouse. Lilting vocals, soaring and dazed guitars all in a smoky vapor of entrancement. Such a great debut!”
We’ve talked about J. Irvin Dally before (as well as his Sacramento roots), and his new 7″ comes out on Oakland’s Pretty Blue Presents on July 12th. The LA-based Dally will be at Hotel Utah on July 8th with Garrett Pierce.