San Francisco local synth punk band POW! is back with a sophomore LP Fight Fire out on Castle Face Records on April 6th. The group emerged in early 2014 with Hi Tech Boom, a debut that received acclaim for being a timely think piece on San Francisco’s socio-economic climate. Since then, POW! has transformed from a trio to a four piece.
The album’s press release, written by Castle Face label owner, Thee Oh Sees frontman, and outspoken tech-boom opposer John Dwyer, reads like a 21st century Kerouac rant. Capturing the future-punk vibe of the album’s debut single “Liquid Daydream”, Dwyer describes POW! as “rechromed and ready to soundtrack your dystopian near future. Harsh neon synths keep battle with zipline guitars for space above a dark and teeming cityscape. Your guide sounds like he’s liable to lash out at strangers; he rants and mutters like a street urchin and chants like he’s warding off demons, voices or both.”
Great American Music Hall
May 2, 2015
9pm, $14, 6+