Boy In Static goes solo as the ‘Consulate General,’ album out Tuesday

Alexander Chen of Boy in Static is taking a year away from San Francisco living and has ventured across the world to Gothenburg, Sweden; in turn, his new project Consulate General delivers his findings and observations of life overseas. Chen's solo project is hardly a solo venture, really, as it includes collaborations with Montag, Misha, Simon Scott from Slowdive, and Ryan from Sole & the Skyrider Band. The thirteen-track collection doesn't exactly portray Chen as homesick, but the general lyrical topics explore fond relationships, the Swedish landscape and, of course, remain largely to the imagination. In the similar style of [...]

Wednesday night means SF electro-pop @ BotH

Tomorrow, a night of Bay Area electro pop at Bottom of the Hill: Stripmall Architecture, Sweet Trip, Boy in Static. Stripmall Architecture's newest album is available to stream on their website until its official release later this fall. Preview a track from We Were Flying Kites below: Her Words by Stripmall Architecture Boy In Static - "Young San Francisco" This is at 9pm, $8 and 21+

Boy In Static (Podcast #161)

[podcast][/podcast] Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! This week's podcast features Boy In Static, the San Francisco-Boston indie pop project of Alexander Chen (viola, vocals, assorted instruments) & Kenji Ross (drums, beats). The band's origin story is not exactly an oft-heard one: a classical musician (Chen) with an interest in computer audio begins writing pop music with electronic elements and gets the interest of The Notwist's Markus Acher, who released Newborn on his Alien Transistor label before he ever plays a show. Over the [...]

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Bay Area Mixes: Boy In Static, Wooden Shjips, Cryptacize

Some of the Bay Area's best musicians have been curating some great, eclectic mixes lately, so if you're looking for some good tunes and some insight into some of the listening habits of some creative locals, here's our cheat sheet to the latest mix collections: Boy In Static Download the mix Curated for XLR8R Podcast From the liner notes: "Kenji and I have been fortunate to become friends with some very talented folks over the past few years...There's a personal story behind each track here." Includes tracks from: Mint Julep, Her Space Holiday, Boy in Static, Freezepop, Birds & Batteries, [...]

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