Little Galaxies is one of those bands that truly fits the term ‘alternative’ because, well, you just don’t know what else to call it. Psychedelic rock, ambient pop, atmospheric harmony–pick any term you like, but, for the sake of simplicity, let’s just call it ‘alternative’ for now. Don’t get me wrong, the music of Little Galaxies certainly isn’t simplistic, nor do mere comparisons to the work of others give you a full understanding of their sound. Yes, there are hints of U2 in the Edge-like guitar layering. Yes, the haunting female vocals remind you a bit of Bjork. But there is no direct correlation, no ‘I’ve heard this all before’ moment. True to their name, the band does sound a bit like something from outer space.
Embarking on their first West Coast tour last week, the LA-based band will be hitting the San Francisco Bay Area today, with gigs lined up at Bottom of the Hill, Sub-Mission and Neck of the Woods. Check out their debut album Patterns to get a better sense of their sonic structure.
Little Galaxies’ SF Tour Dates
7/01 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill (w/Sunbeam Rd., Crashing Hotels)
7/02- San Francisco, CA – Sub-Mission
7/05 – San Francisco, CA – Neck of the Woods (w/People of the Sun, Christian Francisco)