February's Best: Our favorite Bay Area songs from the blog last month

Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. Gathered in the mix are over a dozen new tracks that were posted on TheBayBridged.com in February, with links below to download each of them individually. Mixtape: Best of the Blog February 2012 Tracklisting: 1. Swiftumz – “More Than Sleep” 2. Sea of Bees - "Strikefoot (Live)" 3. Churches – “Feel Alright” 4. Ceremony – “Adult” 5. Sourpatch – “Cynthia Ann” 6. Hunx – “Always Forever” 7. Chuck Prophet – “Castro Halloween” 8. Howlin Rain - "Phantom in the Valley" [...]

Noise Pop 2012: Wye Oak, Sea of Bees, Social Studies, The 21st Century @ The Independent 2/24/12

Photos by Nicole L. Browner There aren't enough superlatives in the English language to describe how incredible Wye Oak was on Friday night at the Independent. If you're a fan of the band's gothic country indie rock (or whatever the hell it is) on record, then you must see them live. No matter how much you like the recordings, you will gain new insight into the band's sound once you hear their songs with extreme quiet-to-loud dynamics — like "Holy Holy" or "Plains" from their 2011 album Civilian, or "For Prayer" from 2009's The Knot — played live. It's a [...]

Before new album, Sea of Bees gives away free live EP

Sea of Bees will release her sophomore album Orangefarben in May, but before she does, she is offering a free download of an exclusive live performance, now available on Soundcloud. The Live at the Hangar 5.3.11 EP captures Sea of Bees, also known by her real name Jules, in an intimate live setting in Sacramento's Hangar Studios, where she recorded her first album Songs for the Raven. The EP ends with a haunting rendition of the rarely performed "It Won't Be Long," which features Jules playing one of Neil Young's old antique pump organs that she used on the studio version. Sea [...]

By |February 6, 2012|Tags: |

Sea of Bees – "Broke" (from upcoming Team Love debut 'Orangefarben')

Here's some big and exciting news from the quickly rising Sacramento-based Sea of Bees - Baenziger's second album Orangefarben will be released this spring on Team Love Records, and "Broke" is the first single off of the album (below). Don't forget that we caught a very rough performance of another song listed on the upcoming album, "Teeth," back during last year's Record Store Day. Spawned out of (but no longer distributed through) Omaha indie label Saddle Creek, Team Love is based in New York and was founded by Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes). The label is home to bands linked to [...]

By |January 24, 2012|Tags: |

Snob Theater this Friday, 11/18/11: Rin Tin Tiger and Sea of Bees

Everyone's favorite local music-and-comedy spectacle, Snob Theater, returns this Friday to the Dark Room in the Mission (put together by Kata Rokkar, as always). This month's show features Rin Tin Tiger and Sea of Bees, as well as comedians Lydia Popovich, Imran G-i, Joey Devine, and Matt Morales. If you haven't yet experienced a rendition of Snob Theater, you're in for a treat. The event is light-hearted and engaging, providing easy entertainment for both your ears and your funny bone. If you can't make it out this Friday, consider the fact that the Definite Articles and John Vanderslice will be [...]

Photos: White Fence, Sea of Bees, Weekend @ CMJ Music & Film Marathon 2011

There's something comforting about being across the country and seeing familiar faces on a stage you've only seen in show review photos across the blogosphere. At the 2011 CMJ Music & Film Festival, there was a considerate amount of Bay Area bands playing on the unofficial circuit -- including (but not limited to) Weekend, White Fence and Sea of Bees -- and those were the handful that we managed to catch out in New York this year. White Fence Arguably the tightest set I've ever seen this band, or ANY band play, White Fence ultimately shattered any perception I had [...]

CMJ 2011 Preview: Where to see Bay Area bands in NYC this week

As if 26 bands in two days this past weekend at Treasure Island Music Festival wasn't enough for us, so comes CMJ Music & Film Marathon in New York. Plenty of San Francisco bands are headed out to make us proud, and The Bay Bridged will be providing some light coverage of the festival throughout the week. To those who will be in the area, here's a couple highlights from this year's schedule: Oakland's Weekend will be playing a heavy schedule this week, the highlighted show being the Brooklyn Vegan Friday night showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Braids, [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Sea of Bees/Chloe Makes Music, Plug in Stereo, Nick 13 (of Tiger Army)

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged[dot]com with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name once to only one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Thursday, August 18th Plug in Stereo, Bird By Bird, DownDownDown/Weatherstar @ Slim's To win a pair of tickets to the show be the SECOND person to enter! The show starts at 8pm, $12, 6+. Purchase advance tickets here. Friday, August 19th Sea of Bees, Chloe Makes Music, Rachel Fannan [...]

Recommended, 8/16-8/21: Wooden Shjips, Sea of Bees/Chloe Makes Music, Dark Nights Family Jam, Fuzzfest

Every week, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Wooden Shjips' West Coast pre-West tour Wooden Shjips' West Coast tour with Night Beats hits Bottom of the Hill on Thursday, August 18th (9:30pm, Free with RSVP). The Shjips' latest collection of psych-rock jams, titled West, comes out in September. Wooden Shjips – "Lazy Bones" Night Beats - "Dial 666" Sea of Bees and Chloe Makes Music [...]

Photos & Recap: Regional Bias 2011 with Royal Baths, Little Wings, White Cloud, Sea of Bees

Regional Bias 2011 took place Saturday night, and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out. All four bands ruled, with the only bittersweet element being the knowledge that Royal Baths' electrified high-point-among-high-points set was their last in SF for the foreseeable future. If you came, thank you for your support! If you missed it, catch up with this photo set from Nicole Browner, Anna Gazdowicz, and Todd Wanerman. Thanks again to everyone involved in RB 2011: To our performers, Little Wings, Royal Baths, White Cloud, and Sea of Bees. To our DJs, Peter Arko, Joe Hayes, and Kevin [...]

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