Mixtape: Singer-Songwriters of the San Francisco Bay Area (Podcast #293)

Mixtape: Singer-Songwriters of the San Francisco Bay Area (Podcast #293) With its rich history of folk musicians and lyrical rockers, the Bay Area has long been a source of terrific singer-songwriters. Even today, while much of the buzz around local musicians focuses on some of our weirder (or, perhaps, more "now") rock subgenres, there continue to be numerous talented folks crafting lyrically-rich, deeply personal music. For some reason, 2012 seems like an especially strong year for local songwriters, with well-received new albums this year from beloved veterans like Mark Eitzel and Mark Kozelek's Sun Kil Moon, as well as newer [...]

Bird By Snow – "Grace" / "Before Names"

Under the name Bird By Snow, Big Sur's Fletcher Tucker has been crafting rich experimental psych-folk for some time now, and his fifth record, Offering, looks to be another engaging work. Tucker, who has also produced recent Daniel Higgs and Little Wings albums, did this record solo, recording its eight tracks in various locations around Big Sur. The two tracks offered here represent Offering's intrinsic duality: "Grace" is one of five vocal-driven songs, while "Before Names" is one of the album's three mystical instrumentals. The balancing of melody and atmosphere, and of humanity and naturalism, call to mind Mount Eerie, [...]

By |August 17, 2012|Tags: |

Noise Pop 2012: Thursday Preview

Date: Thursday, February 22nd Number of Noise Pop Shows: 10 shows, 32 bands Already Sold-Out: Oh boy, several shows on Thursday have already reached their maximum. And frankly, we're not surprised. Here's the full list of sold out shows, in case you plan to try and beg, borrow, or steal your way in: The Bottom of the Hill local showcase featuring Thao and John Vanderslice as co-headliners, with Garrett Pierce and Bird By Snow opening, presented by SF Sketchfest. Budos Band with Allah-Las, Pickwick, and Big Tree at the Independent. Built to Spill with Sister Crayon at the Fillmore. Sleigh [...]

Mixtape: Twenty More Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #272)

Mixtape: Twenty More Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #272) Noise Pop 20 is just weeks away. From February 21st through the 26th, over one hundred bands will take over SF's venues for six days celebrating independent music. Here's the second of two mixtapes showcasing music from artists performing at Noise Pop this year. You can listen to the first mixtape here. To find out when all of these acts are performing, check out the complete schedule of Noise Pop events. Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! Tracklisting: 1. Bare Wires - "Wanna Fight" (Start Time: 0:00) 2. FIDLAR - [...]

Bird By Snow releases “Subtle Body” cassette EP

WIDE by BIRD BY SNOW by Gnome Life Records As part of Gnome Life Records' "Echomancy" series of cassette releases, Bird By Snow just put out Subtle Body, a tape of new songs recorded at home using just one mic. "Wide" is a bewitching song from the new tape that is both quiet and attention-capturing. Subtle, indeed. Pick the tape up over at Gnome Life. More info from the label below. "Subtle Body" summons songs from the subtle/energetic landscape of glorious California. Songs smuggled back from an astral hike through vibrational hills. Recorded on a cassette tape with one mic [...]

By |April 6, 2011|Tags: |

Live This Month: January 2011 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #240)

Live This Month: January 2011 In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. After a quiet December, a number of local bands are already lining up some high-profile CD releases this month, including Deerhoof, Young Prisms, and Jake Mann. Enjoy this mix and then go check out some shows! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! About the bands: White Fence ("Lilian (Won't You Play Drums?)") is a project led by Darker My Love's Tim Presley, who has a new album out on Woodsist [...]

Bird By Snow – “Across The Water” + After Birth EP

Last week was a busy one for Bird By Snow, releasing a new track from this year's excellent Common Wealth, and serving up a free two-song EP called After Birth. "Across The Water" is another of BBS's brooding gems, marked by the meditative beauty that extends across Common Wealth's entirety. Bird By Snow - "Across The Water" After Birth features two home-recorded alternate takes on songs from the Songbread/Another Ocean LP. Download the EP now and take a listen to both songs below. Bird By Snow - "Helpless" Bird By Snow - "Empty"

By |December 13, 2010|Tags: |

Video: Bird By Snow play mystical folk in the woods of Big Sur

Bird By Snow recently spent some time hiking in Big Sur, where they crafted an instrument out of fallen branches and delivered some stripped down performances of a couple of songs from the excellent Common Wealth, out now on Gnome Life Records. See more videos from these Ascension Sessions at ifc.com. Bird By Snow - "There Is A Marriage" Bird By Snow - "Friends In The City"

By |November 9, 2010|Tags: |

Bird By Snow unveils Common Wealth’s mystic pop

Bird By Snow - "There Is A Marriage" Bird By Snow - "Friends In The City" San Francisco's Fletcher Tucker, recording as Bird By Snow, returns with his fourth LP, Common Wealth, this month on Gnome Life Records. As you'll hear in the two songs above, Tucker has crafted something really special, working with percussionist Spencer Owen and recording wizard Tim Green to create rich, moody songs with an astonishing depth. In the foreground, Tucker's vocals drive things ahead, examining relationships and the natural world, and they're surrounded by a hypnotic blend of instruments and rhythms that have a rich [...]

By |October 4, 2010|Tags: |
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