Hot Flash Heat Wave

We here at The Bay Bridged get exposed to loads of new music everyday, and although we’d love to highlight everything that merits recognition, that just isn’t always possible. So now’s the time to clean up all the loose ends and get some well-deserving music out to the yearning masses. Below are the best of the rest from the last couple weeks, as determined by The Bay Bridged editors.

San Francisco’s Hot Flash Heat Wave keeps popping out the hits – this time, they’re back with “Hesitation,” a fantastic new wave track off their forthcoming debut LP. (Pssst! They play Brick & Mortar with The Tropics next Tuesday.)

“Before He Met Her (Decomposing Lime)” is a brand new track from former city denizen Tim Presley’s White Fence that dropped just yesterday. It’s a tripped out rock anthem reminiscent of Sgt. Pepper’s-era Beatles, and will be released as part of Psych For Sore Eyes 2, a double 7″ from UK label Sonic Cathedral that also features TBB favs Psychic Ills (pick yours up here for the low price of £17.50, whatever that equates to in good old ‘Murican dollars).

Fellow SF-expat-living-in-LA Bart Davenport, who was featured in our recent “Catching Up With Some Former Locals” mixtape, played a sweet version of his song “Pamela” for Barcelona-based production company Cut Up Audiovisual Design.

City-based hip-hop artist Jay Friedman previously used the moniker Satellite High, but he now wants to go by Jay Satellite … except he still hasn’t changed his Facebook, Bandcamp, etc. because he’s either too lazy or just can’t figure it out. Either way, he released A Record under that new name earlier this week, and as he admits, it is quite the departure from his previous catalog with much darker, experimental noise-driven beats providing the base for Jay’s lyrical flow.

Finally, Merrill Garbus would like to remind everyone to rock the vote next Tuesday. Happy Halloween and have a great weekend!