Premiere: Golden Drugs ready ‘Sugar Water’

The first time I saw Golden Drugs was a year or so ago. At the time I thought they were a loud band — so loud that it felt like it was the only way to understand them; like the Golden Drugs universe spoke, read, and dealt in loudness and loudness only. “Performing is an ecstatic experience,” Tyler says. “Practicing is awesome, because we get in the zone and it's one way to get wrapped up in it. But playing live is different, the energy of the whole thing, us playing and feeding off everybody else, I don't know, I [...]

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Premiere: Golden Drugs offer hypnotic video for “Appalachian Blood”

Golden Drugs leader Drew Pearson (also of Twin Steps) doubled as videographer for this brand new clip for "Appalachian Blood." The song feels difficult to pin down -- a little folk-rock, a little psych, slightly proggy. If that reads as "all over the map," rest assured that the song isn't; the whole thing is nicely glued together by an insistent drum beat and its six minutes fly by quickly. Like the song, the video is similarly stuffed with images, sometimes layered on top of each other, for some surreal visual stimulation. Asked for his thoughts about the video, Pearson [...]

By |August 13, 2014|Tags: |

Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2014 Download: Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2014 We cover a whole lot of San Francisco Bay Area bands at The Bay Bridged, a sign of the wealth of musical talent here. The size of this talent pool, however, presents its own challenge: with so many interesting local bands out there, and with acts emerging seemingly every day, who are the new artists to keep a close eye on in the months to come? This mixtape takes a stab at answering that question, showcasing fourteen excellent local bands that are new to our podcast, young groups with [...]

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