Bows unveil “Stars & Skies” from ‘iMe’ EP

The Berkeley duo Bows are back with new music following up last year’s The Day We Left.. Bows, which is the combined force of Kaila McIntyre-Bader and Luke Baće, have released their third collection of songs. The two former Big Tree bandmates kicked off the new project with a sizeable earworm in “Everywhere” from their first release of the same name in 2015. 2016 had Bows aim slightly higher with their full length release: A post-apocalyptic sci-fi concept album. The iMe EP continues the pair’s “living room pop” with four new songs including “Stars & Skies” which will easily zero [...]

By |June 9, 2017|Tags: |

Live This Month: July 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: July 2016 (Podcast #388) 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. July is packed with great shows, including our 2016 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival! Taking place on July 9, Phono del Sol 2016 promises a full day of great bands from the Bay Area and beyond, as well as an after-party with a stellar lineup over at the Rickshaw Stop. Learn more about Phono del Sol and all of July's highlights in this episode. [...]

Premiere: Meet Berkeley’s Bows and hear their dreamy, ambient “Should Have Known”

(photo: Emily Hayward and Marta Dymeck The story of the Berkeley band Bows starts out with tragedy, but continues with desperation, fear, and a post-apocalyptic colony outside of Earth. Wait, what? We'll start with tragedy: Bows started with a break-up more physical than most musical projects. Before leaving to play CMJ with their other band Big Tree, singer and keyboardist Kaila McIntyre-Bader broke both elbows in a bike spill. Because playing her instrument, the piano, was impossible while she healed, she experimented making sounds on her computer and challenged bandmate Luke Bace (who conveniently plays the bass) to recreate them [...]

By |May 19, 2016|Tags: |

Bows – “Everywhere”

Berkeley's Bows is the brainchild of Big Tree members Kaila McIntyre-Bader and Luke Bace. Bows started when Kaila broke both her elbows (hence the name) and started experimenting with sounds on the computer. Bace reproduced the sounds on his synths, and Bows was born. On "Everywhere", the duo teamed up with Brass Magic, who added a nice organic touch to the expansive electronic soundscape. Bows is currently recording their debut album, which they describe as a "full-length concept album about post-apocalyptic space travel, lost love, conspiracy, and adventure", and will be released in mid-2015.

By |January 30, 2015|Tags: , , |
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