Artist Spotlight: Farallons Download: Artist Spotlight: Farallons (Podcast #337) Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! This month's episode of our Artist Spotlight podcast series, which captures live-in-the-studio performances and interviews with emerging Bay Area performers, features Farallons. We previously described this San Francisco quintet as "dream surf," in an effort to capture the way the band's warm folk-rock is saturated in atmosphere. Unlike a lot of bands with a strong "feel," though, there's thoughtful songwriting here too, which ably compliments the strong vocal harmonies and masterful control of dynamics. After turning heads with the Outer Sun Sets EP, the band's now plotting [...]

By |May 8, 2014|Tags: |

Farallons launch new LP campaign

San Francisco dream-surf outfit Farallons launched a Kickstarter campaign for their debut LP, and if you've seen the group lately, you know that their debut EP was only the first taste of what the band can do. Released last summer, the Outer Sun Sets EP showcases the band's intrinsic ability to capture those moments where lightness and darkness meet. In the months since the record dropped, each Farallons's show has been an exhibition of how the band has pushed their sonic aesthetic--sparse moments woven into warm, layered compositions--particularly through the increase in vocalist Aubrey Trinnaman's contributions. Her harmonies with mastermind and frontman Andrew Brennan always project a certain ease, [...]

By |May 1, 2014|Tags: |

Farallons' January residency at Amnesia

Over the course of last year, there was a swell of venues hosting residencies around the city. Music houses like Brick & Mortar, The Chapel and Milk Bar have dedicated multiple nights a month to a single band, helping artists maintain a presence on the show circuit and allowing fans the chance to return week after week to see a band play. Among the other stellar bands playing residencies in January, San Francisco's surf folk group Farallons will be bringing their dreamy tunes to Amnesia every Tuesday this month. For those who haven't heard their debut EP, Outer Sun Sets, have [...]

By |January 13, 2014|Tags: |

Foxtails Brigade to headline KALX's "Solstice In Stereo" at The Chapel

While Foxtails Brigade's Laura Weinbach isn't known to be particularly fond of the yuletide fervor (as evidenced by last year's Time Is Passed), she is all about the Winter Solstice. And to celebrate this year's longest night of the year, Foxtails will team up with a couple other fellow Bay Area groups—namely, the dreamy San Francisco quintet Farallons and Oakland's The Seshen for a wintery evening this December 20. Thrown by UC Berkeley's KALX radio station, the Solstice In Stereo un-holiday show is an easy pick for Scrooges all over the city. Below, check out last year's offering from Foxtails Brigade, Time Is Passed, [...]

Farallons performing at Rickshaw Stop with Michael Musika

The Rickshaw Stop is hosting a stellar lineup this Wednesday, November 13, headlined by San Francisco's own Farallons. The dream-surf outfit released one of my favorite EPs of the year, Outer Sunsets, back in July, capturing a warm, dark, California-drenched sound that perfectly encapsulates the subtle beauty of where it was created: the often overlooked coastal fringe of the city. You can hear the entire record over at Farallons' Bandcamp page, but as is the case with most bands, you need to see them live to really digest the charming, effortless interplay of lead vocalist and guitarist Andrew Brennan and singer/keyboardist Aubrey [...]

Interview / Song Premiere: Farallons – "Yile Nile/ Sea Urchin," from debut EP

I first met Andrew Brennan at Hickey Fest back in May, after watching his band Farallons play a Friday night set, the first show I caught all weekend and one of the most memorable. During the short 25-minute performance, the band offered a seasoned sound that was sometimes gentle, but not delicate, and often tough but not menacing. It was charming, with male-female vocals interplaying, but never cheeky. It set the tone for the festival. The San Francisco-based band, only months old and on the brink of releasing its first record, played its fifth show ever that weekend with veteran ease and more chemistry [...]

By |July 2, 2013|Tags: |
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