Reisender re-emerges with new album, ‘Fmly’

Today, San Francisco's Reisender releases Fmly, their first since their 2016 debut. To celebrate, they've released the video for their latest single, "Naked Eyes," as well. You might already have heard that Reisender started with a busted mandolin copped at a flea market in Germany ("Reisender" is German for "traveler"). The mando has always been present in Reisender's repertoire, but on Fmly, bandleader Paul Conroy leans even further into synth-fueled pop sounds. However, this time there seems to be a drop of darkness added. But honestly, aren't we all feeling that these days? (The plague masks also feel appropriate for [...]

By |April 23, 2021|Tags: |

Listen: Reisender’s new single, “Generation 1099”

(photo: Sammy Lynn) Reisender (RIGH-sender)’s infectious new single “Generation 1099” rings just a little too true for much of the creative community in the Bay Area. “Do or die, do or die every night / Generation 1099 / Caught in the endless struggle / We're living for the hustle.” Endemic housing insecurity complements a near disappearance of the kinds of long-term stable employment many of our parents’ generation considered standard. “We’re babies of the recession,” frontman Paul Conroy tells me by phone. “We all want to do be doing (our creative) thing as much as we can, but in a [...]

By |October 13, 2017|Tags: |

Inside Look: Abbot Kinney, “Can We Become”

Abbot Kinney (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) It's no secret we love sharing the latest news about Abbot Kinney at The Bay Bridged. Over the past few months, the indie rockers have made it on to our site a number of times. We caught up with the band before they played their first show at The Great American Music Hall, they participated in our election photo essay and snapped photos of them playing at The New Parish. So, when Abbot Kinney singer Jared Swanson invited us to get a behind the scenes look at the band's upcoming music video for the song "Can We Become" [...]

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