A Bay Area electronic pop mixtape, featuring Blackbird Blackbird, Electric Sunset, oOoOO, and more (Podcast #235)

A Bay Area Electronic Pop Mixtape (Podcast #235) In compiling this mix of new and recent music from eleven San Francisco Bay Area-based artists, I've searched in vain for a singular theory to explain the recent proliferation of local electronic pop. Does the tech-heavy business climate here mean techier indie musicians, geeking out on synth sequencing and effects? Or are the Bay's bedroom pop songwriters employing more electronics as it continues to get easier to manipulate software synths to create satisfying layers of sound? Most likely, there's no single answer to explain the catchy melodies and experimental approaches employed by [...]

Live this week: Bay Area shows 9/27-10/4

Tuesday, September 28: Fennesz, Odd Nosdam @ Swedish American Ryat, Dominique Leone, Religious Girls @ Elbo Room Wednesday, September 29: Erin Brazill and the Hitchcock Blondes, Fancy Dan Band, Middle Maki @ Cafe du Nord Dungen, The Entrance Band, The Fresh & Onlys @ New Parish Judgement Day, Tornado Riders, The Definite Articles @ The Independent The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Thee Oh Sees @ Bimbo's Psychic Handbook, Electric Sunset, Last Eyes, Via @ Milk Bar Party Owl, The Mallard, Burrows @ Hemlock Tavern Thursday, September 30: Mark Matos and Os Beaches, Ghost Town Refugees, Alright Class @ Bottom of [...]

Electric Sunset – “Soda”

Electric Sunset - "Soda" Formerly of Olympia band Desolation WIlderness, Nic Zwart moved back to San Francisco and started Electric Sunset. Between "Soda" and the four songs on his Muxtape page, this is some of the catchiest, most affecting synth pop I've heard this year. Electric Sunset comes out on K Records on September 14th, and Zwart will be at Milk on September 29th (8pm, $5).

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