Premiere: Listen to tracks from Kid Trails’ and Silk’s split EP

Patrick Jeffords of Kid Trails and Chris Prudhomme have been collaborating since Jeffords toured on bass with Prudhomme's Painted Palms, and the two always had a mutual respect for each others' songwriting. Prudhomme has moved on to New Orleans, but he had the idea of reconnecting with Jefford's for a split EP cassette with Kid Trails and his solo project Silk, which is set for a June 2 release on Death Records. It's a bit of a sentimental album for Jeffords, as it was the last self-recorded music he recorded on his laptop before it died last November. Prudhomme also [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 9 – Dec 11

Seek cathartic communion at Deep Pools' album release show at Noe Valley Ministry Friday Night. Friday, December 9 Sløtface, Quaaludes, Try The Pie @ Rickshaw Stop - Ghost Ship Benefit Show Sløtface had to change their original band name of Slutface due to social media censorship. All three bands at Rickshaw tonight will be out to, as our writer Tim Draut has so aptly put it, "smash the patriarchy." Hot Flash Heat Wave, The Tambo Rays, The Easies @ Amnesia - Ghost Ship Benefit Show Brother-sister duo The Tambo Rays are back after the sister portion of the group, Sara DaMert, took [...]

Video Premiere: The worlds of Myachi and Kenneth Anger collide in Kid Trails’ “The Side”

Kid Trails is the solo outlet for Oakland's Patrick Jeffords, who you may recognize as a member of Toro y Moi's touring band. "The Side" is the first track from Kid Trails forthcoming debut full length, Kid Trails Rising. "The Side" is a sweet, bouncy psych/country/pop tune that feels right at home accompanied by iconic San Francisco images. Jeffords, who also directed the video, took it in an appropriately strange direction with a combination of Myachi tricks (and hidden messaging) combined with shots of satanic ceremonies that are a direct nod to Kenneth Anger's "Invocation of my Demon Brother". Anger [...]

By |October 25, 2016|Tags: |

Bandcamp’s first City Guide spotlights Oakland: Bells Atlas, Waterstrider, Kid Trails, and more

Recently, Oakland's music scene has been raking in the national press. In February, it was Fantastic Negrito delivering the winning video for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert contest filmed inside of a freight train: "behind a desk made of a steel slab and a work bench, this soulful character won our hearts" was Bob Boilen's praise. The winnings included a place on the bill for a SXSW showcase alongside the likes of Charles Bradley and King Tuff, and now he's slated to perform at this year's Outside Lands. Now, Bandcamp – or more specifically, content curator Andrew Jervis – has taken notice. Jervis explains, "Oakland is considered home to [...]

Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2015 Download: Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2015 (Podcast #357) What does 2015 have in store for San Francisco Bay Area music? Using our very scientific prognostication tools, this mixtape seeks to answer that question, highlighting emerging bands in a number of genres that are poised to have breakout years. Some have upcoming albums or tours, while others are continuing to gain acclaim from their 2014 releases. Whatever the case, these are fourteen local bands to watch this year. Many of them are new to our podcast, and all of them are worth checking out in the [...]

Pro Fans bring TOPS, Dinner, and Kid Trails to Brick & Mortar this month

  Formed from the wreckage of the Montreal synth pop group Silly Kissers, TOPS quickly made a name for themselves around the Canadian fringe pop scene. They attached their band to the same label, Arbutus, responsible for artists like Grimes, Braids, and Majical Cloudz (who coincidentally formed around the same time). The band, fronted by the self-admittedly shy Jane Penny, crafts tender tracks lifted by Penny's soft melody. It feels different from typical radio-bait, but that may be due to its reticent delivery: where pop music today embraces volume and brash statements, TOPS is more calculated—evidenced by their new 7", Change of Heart/Sleeptalker. Dinner, [...]

By |February 13, 2015|Tags: , , |

The Bay Bridged & Gold Robot Records Present: Monster Rally & Jay Stone’s LP release show

The Bay Bridged is happy to announce that we will be partnering with Gold Robot Records to present the release show for LA beatmaker Monster Rally (aka Ted Feighan) and Oakland MC Jay Stone's collaborative LP, Foreign Pedestrians. On January 24, the duo will be joined at Leo's in Oakland by Queens D. Light and Kid Trails, with Yalls playing a DJ set. Check out all you need to know about the show along with a video version of the flier from Feighan (who also designed the static flier above and Foreign Pedestrians' album art. Feighan and Jay Stone were [...]

Kid Trails release Feels The Same EP

Kid Trails, the project of Oakland's Patrick Jeffords and Andy Woodward, just dropped their Feels The Same EP, showing an expansion to their spacey pop sound. The opener "Never Falls in Love" sounds like a slow dance from a '60s sock hop somehow set in the future, while the rest of the album takes a much more restrained approach than their previous release, Out Here. The approach works, and you can see it in action December 18 at Bottom of the Hill with Modern Man and Foie Gras. Feels The Same is below. Feels The Same by Kid Trails Foie [...]

By |November 7, 2014|Tags: |

Get to Know: Kid Trails

Oakland's Kid Trails is the brainchild of Oakland's Patrick Jeffords, who writes and performs all instruments for Kid Trails, with the exception of drums, which are handled by Andy Woodward. Jeffords moved to Oakland about two years to make music with some high profile friends in the local scene, but I'll let the quality of his work stand on its own for now. Kid Trails makes fuzzy, dark pop that sounds not quite like anything out there today, although it did make me think of that great Edwyn Collins track from 20(!) years ago. Jeffords is still figuring out how [...]

By |September 4, 2014|Tags: |
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