Castle Face Records has brought us a handful of great live, local records from the likes of Fuzz and White Fence in the form of their album series Live in San Francisco, and we’re excited to find out another is on the horizon.
The concept is simple: Record a local show, then release it in all its raw, undiluted glory. This latest installment comes from San Francisco trio Bronze, a band who seems to defy explanation and uses a practice space in the Dogpatch where they also “undergo disciplined training exercises in various weaponry, sonic hypnosis, horticulture and the all-important copper talk.”
Out March 25, the record presents a seven-song set from the band that includes the newly released single “Re Enactment.” The cut explores sparse, electronic-tinged post-punk that oscillates into ambient abandon. Though it’s just shy of three minutes, that seems to be just enough time for it to sear into your skin and put you in a trance. Off-kilter beats and dissonant melodies are the cherry on top of this slow-burn pie. You can take a listen below.
As some parting words, John Dwyer (of Thee Oh Sees and Castle Face Records) always has some fun words to say about the bands he works with. Here is a snippet of a poem of sorts he wrote about Bronze.
For 9 years they have been slowly simmering in a pot
For 9 years I have been seeing them usurp every gig they have been on
I’ve never seen a bad Bronze show…they range from smiling and hypnotized dancing crowds
to a man getting violated and urinated on at a yuppie bar (everyone still smiling)
Always the entertainers
Always drunk with mad skills
‘Live in San Francisco’ is out March 25 on Castle Face Records.