Mixtape: Ten Standout Singers from the San Francisco Bay Area
http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Voices_2016_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Ten Standout Singers from the San Francisco Bay Area (Podcast #395) This podcast originally appeared on KQED.org. San Francisco's Minna Choi has been known to indie musicians and music fans as the leader of the Magik*Magik Orchestra, contributing orchestral accompaniments to live performances and albums by countless acclaimed artists over the years. More recently, though, Choi announced a solo project under the Magik*Magik moniker, and unveiled a stunning duet with How To Dress Well. "Laugh a Lot" reveals Choi as not just a gifted composer, arranger, and conductor, but also as an impressive vocalist. More broadly, the [...]
Emily Jane White releases lushly dark “Frozen Garden” ahead of record release show
Oakland-based songwriter Emily Jane White is soon to have five records under her belt, yet with each album, she manages to explore and craft fresh musical and thematic ideas in her songwriting. She's set to release her fifth record They Moved In Shadow All Together on July 8th via Talitres Records, but we can hear now the intimate, dark single "Frozen Garden." When recording this record at John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone Studios over two years, she's said to have utilized its echo chambered-rooms as an instrument in itself. At first listen, "Frozen Garden" is an experiment in balancing White's hauntingly [...]
Interview: Emily Jane White releases new album, "Blood Lines"
Almost three full years after her last album was released in Europe (it was released in the states over a year later), Gothic songstress Emily Jane White has returned to deliver her fourth full length, Blood Lines. It’s not just an awaited release, it’s a nearby departure from her previous sound to something slightly more elaborate. “This record is heavier than my other records,” she says. “It’s a little more stylized, in a way. I chose to use a lot of delay and reverb and that was all intentional. I wanted it to have a little bit more of a punch. [...]
Emily Jane White – "Faster Than the Devil"
Pitchfork recently shared the latest from Emily Jane White: a gorgeous, lush, haunting tune featuring Marissa Nadler called "Faster Than the Devil." This song serves as a proper introduction to White's new album, Blood/Lines, out on November 19 via Important Records. This isn't the first time that Emily Jane White and Marissa Nadler have produced beautiful music together, and it hopefully will not be the last.
Review: The Bay Bridged Happy Hour @ Benders; Damien Jurado @ The Chapel, 3/1/13 (Noise Pop 2013)
Noise Pop 2013: Damien Jurado @ The Chapel 3/1/13 - photo by Debra Zeller Friday night's Noise Pop Festival offered a chance to see a clash of styles within a couple blocks of each other, both in terms of the music played and the venues. First, I caught The Bay Bridged's Noise Pop Happy Hour at Bender's featuring Golden Void, Wild Moth, and DSTVV, and then hitched over to another Noise Pop performance from Damien Jurado down the street at The Chapel. Since the event was organized by The Bay Bridged, it doesn't feel right to gush and gush about [...]
Lonesome Leash, Emily Jane White, Michael Musika at Viracocha 1/19/13
As someone who dabbles in the accordionistic arts (by the way, did I mention how cool I am?), I may get a little testy with you if you suggest to me that accordions are nothing but loud, obnoxious noise machines. I mean, they can be, if that’s what you’re going for, but accordions are far more versatile instruments than people give them credit for. Walt McClements, known for his participation in such projects as Dark Dark Dark and Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship?, seems like a man who understands this. Under the name Lonesome Leash, McClements takes [...]
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 [...]
Mixtape: Songs to accompany your Woodyspotting
Lauded director Woody Allen and his film crew descended upon San Francisco recently to begin work on an upcoming movie, giving rise to the sport of Woodyspotting. Here's how it works: San Francisco residents take to Twitter to report on Woody's latest filming location. Simple, right? As a tribute to the acclaimed filmmaker, we've compiled a collection of songs inspired by his often oddball, but nonetheless illustrious, film career. (Note: you’ll have to be logged in to Spotify to enjoy it) 1. Bhi Bhiman, "Equal In My Tea": From SF troubadour Bhi Bhiman comes a pitch-perfect example of how Allen's [...]
New labelmates Dana Falconberry and Emily Jane White playing the Hemlock this week, 8/21/12
New Antenna Farm artist Dana Falconberry is playing with Antenna Farm mainstay Emily Jane White at the Hemlock on Tuesday, 8/21/12. Dana Falconberry put out an EP called Though I Didn't Call It Came on Davis's Crossbill Records last year, and the follow up, Leelanau, comes out on Antenna Farm in October. Nylon Magazine premiered the first single off of Leelanau, "Lake Charlevoix", last month. It's a pretty, laid-back folk number. While it's a bit more whimsical than Emily Jane White, the two should make a great bill together. Check out/download "Lake Charlevoix" right here: Additionally, for your visual enjoyment, [...]
Emily Jane White releases new single, teams with Marissa Nadler for cover of Townes Van Zandt's "I'll Be Here in the Morning"
Songstress Emily Jane White has been busy of late, releasing her third LP Ode To Sentience on June 12th and touring Japan and the U.S.. Now she's back with the second single off the new album, a track called "Oh Katherine" that premiered recently over on My Old Kentucky Blog. "Oh Katherine" is a stirring, string-laden folk song providing only more evidence of Ms. White's prowess. The lilting number pulls you in with an intoxicating mix of her warm and comforting voice and a gently plucked, yet unrelenting guitar. Take a listen below: Emily Jane White - "Oh Katherine" In [...]