Stream O Presidente’s sophomore full length Crazy Swells; album release party Saturday at Bottom of the Hill

Almost two years after returning to the Bay Area following graduation from Wesleyan University, the members of O Presidente are back with their second full length album, a nine-track gem entitled Crazy Swells, and the band is celebrating this Saturday with an album release party at Bottom of the Hill. The Tambo Rays and Hot Flash Heat Wave support. The SF-via-Middletown, Connecticut quintet surprised their supporters this past Tuesday by dropping that new record four days early exclusively on Bandcamp, just days after offering Crazy Swells’ lead single and opening track "Party With Me". The album picks up where 2013's [...]

O Presidente and Pancho-san playing Make-Out Room on Friday

When I first profiled O Presidente back in January, half of the band was living in the Bay Area, while the other half was still finishing off their college degrees at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Finally reunited this past summer following graduation, it seems the band is going through another transition, but bandleader Andrew Zingg intends to forge on under the same moniker. "Our lineup is still in flux a bit," Zingg recently told me via email. "Nathaniel Draper and Thomas Yopes are skipping town, so we've got to fill their shoes." While Zingg and bandmate Tobias Butler figure things [...]

By |December 12, 2013|Tags: , |

Ticket Giveaway: Yassou Benedict EP release show at Bottom of the Hill

San Francisco by way of Hudson, New York quartet Yassou Benedict are releasing their debut EP In Fits In Starts on July 2, and they're celebrating this Saturday, June 22 at Bottom of the Hill with O Presidente and The Campbell Apartment. Wanna check it out? Be the first to email me with "Yassou" in the subject line and your full name in the body and you'll win a pair of tickets to tomorrow night's show. The winner will be notified via email. Black Book Magazine just premeiered the video for In Fits In Starts single "Cloisters", which features [...]

Bi-coastal kids: O Presidente drops debut 'Clube de Futebol,' setting up shop in the Bay Area in 2013

When I'm neck-deep in yet another inbox full of emails from every band, label, booking agent, and publicist under the sun, sometimes the strangest things can pique my interest. Take, for example, O Presidente. We got an email from the band's singer and guitarist Andrew Zingg that identified the four-piece as "a new San Francisco band," dropped some names like Fuzz City Records and Spot-On Sound, and then linked to their

By |January 31, 2013|Tags: |
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