Mixtape: New Music from Santa Cruz’s Best Bands

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Santa_Cruz_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: New Music from Santa Cruz's Best Bands (Podcast #367) The Thrills once said, "Santa Cruz, you're not that far" -- a statement far truer for San Franciscans than for a band from Dublin, Ireland -- but the truth is, the Santa Cruz music scene has always felt a little remote, tethered to the Bay Area by that treacherous Highway 17. That feeling of distance isn't for a lack of talent, mind you: from Camper Van Beethoven and Comets on Fire through The Devil Makes Three, Battlehooch, and Mammatus, plenty of great bands have emerged from Santa Cruz [...]

Premiere: Leucrota – “Systematic Violence”

(Cover art by Brandt Robert Burgess) Leucrota are a brand new band from Santa Cruz, having only just formed in the late fall of 2014; you wouldn't guess that from hearing their demo tape. The band play dark, twisted punk songs with a metal inclination – at times atmospheric and pensive, and then punishingly heavy at breakneck speeds. Today we bring you a first look at their track "Systematic Violence", which will be featured on their 2015 demo. The cassette is coming out February 28 via Sentient Ruin Laboratories, a San Francisco label specializing in all things "dark and brutal." "Systematic Violence" sounds like [...]

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