Premiere: Seatraffic – “Spoken Reprise”

(Photo Credit: Madison Kotack) The Seatraffic duo quickly became a favorite at The Bay Bridged by extorting our love for synthy underwater dreamscapes and the most visually stimulating of live shows. Now we have the honor of premiering "Spoken Reprise" – lead singer Mark Zannad explains, "Back in April we got a free day of recording thanks to Converse and the Rubber Tracks sessions. We had just finished writing and recording our album Beauty In The Night and we really didn't have any material to record. Brandon and I got together and locked ourselves in our practice space until we came out [...]

By |February 24, 2015|Tags: |

Noise Pop adds Best Coast, Flight Facilities, James Vincent McMorrow, and more!

Noise Pop continues to gear up for the 23rd iteration of the famed festival, coming to you February 20 through March 1, and they're not just printing programs and badges. No, they are back with yet another lineup announcement, this time confirming the addition of none other than LA-based indie duo Best Coast (who apparently will play a very intimate gig), Australian electronic act Flight Facilities, Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow, Chaz Bundick's new project Les Sins, and many, many more. With their 2015 festival already stocked with great indie acts like The New Pornographers, Caribou, Dan Deacon, Cathedrals, Geographer, [...]

College and Seatraffic play Rickshaw Stop on Friday

For those not on Ryan Gosling sensory overload while watching Drive, College provided the whispery dream-pop "A Real Hero" for the 2011 Cannes Best Director winner. Now French electronic musician David Grellier has released an EP entitled Save The Day under that same College moniker, with purely instrumental beat-driven synth tracks aside from the title track. Watch "A Real Hero" with clips from the film below for a refresher: Before College headlines Friday night's Rickshaw Stop show, San Francisco's very own Seatraffic will wow us with their synth-developed dreams. Formed by Mark Zannad and Brandon Harrison, Zannad is an architect who created The Glacier, a backdrop for performances used to [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Seatraffic, Cocktails and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, December 11th Cosmonauts, Cocktails, Big Surr @ Rickshaw Stop 8pm, $12, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, December 12th College, Seatraffic, Silver Hands @ Rickshaw Stop 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Sunday, December 14th Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Kera & The [...]

Friends of Tricycle Records Compilation Vol. 4 drops today (FREE DOWNLOAD!)

Big news for those searching out burgeoning Bay Area bands: Tricycle Records has released yet another exemplary mix, entitled Friends of Tricycle Records Compilation Vol. 4. It features some of the best local acts and premieres tracks from The Union Trade, BLAUS, and The Northern Key. Everyone Is Dirty not only contributed a track ("Isn't It Great?" off their 2014 album Dying Is Fun, which you can stream below), but the band's guitarist, Christopher Reece Daddio, mastered the compilation at Donut Time Audio. Label founder Julie Schuchard writes: "For 8 years, Tricycle Records has been growing in the local San Francisco scene along with the [...]

The Best of the Rest, 10/17/2014 (Cool Ghouls, Seatraffic, & more)

Cool Ghouls It’s time for our roundup of all those highlights from the last couple weeks that we weren’t able to feature on their own – here’s the best of the rest, as determined by The Bay Bridged editors. San Francisco's Cool Ghouls are gearing up for the release of their sophomore album A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye on November 11 via Empty Cellar, and they just dropped the third new track off that upcoming effort, the whirling, twirling, ethereal psychedelic ditty called "What A Dream I Had": Seatraffic released a cool mini-documentary about the making of their [...]

Live This Month: September 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: September 2014 (Podcast #345) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you dig back-to-basics noise pop -- the kind of indie rock that's propelled by great hooks, not trends and hype -- you're in luck this month. Scottish trio PAWS just released Youth Culture Forever, and the band's tight songs are matched by a live ferocity. Another trio crafting explosive, 90s-influenced rock is Slothrust; the Brooklyn band's Of Course You Do arrived earlier this year. As [...]

Seatraffic share new single “Man On The Coast”

San Francisco drum and synthesizer duo Seatraffic (Mark Zannad and Brandon Harrison) released the second single from their forthcoming full-length debut, Beauty In The Night. Dive right into "Man On The Coast" below, via SoundCloud. Vinyl pressings of Beauty In The Night are currently available for pre-order from Bandcamp, where you can stream select songs from the LP. The album itself is set for a September 9 release. Like the duo's previous Crimes 7-inch, the album was recorded at Different Fur Studios with Nic Pope. As the follow-up to Seatraffic's lead album cut "Precious Stones", "Man On The Coast" [...]

By |August 19, 2014|Tags: |

Seatraffic releases new video, playing with GEMS on Friday

San Francisco drum and synth duo Seatraffic are back with a new music video for their latest single "Precious Stones". Seatraffic will perform with GEMS and Running In The Fog on Friday, July 25 at Brick & Mortar. The video for "Precious Stones" was directed by Seatraffic and Juan Ramirez, with editing and post Production by Christopher Sakamoto. The original footage for the video was recorded in Monterey, California. It features taxidermy animals and a woman in the woods played by Candace Magana. Watch the video below. GEMS is Clifford John Usher and Lindsay Pitts with additional drums [...]

By |July 24, 2014|Tags: , |

Seatraffic at the Rickshaw Stop on Thursday

After a short hiatus spent recording a new record at Different Fur Studios, SF-based dreamgazers Seatraffic are back on stage. This Thursday marks the band’s first show of 2014, where they will be supporting LA’s Wildcat! Wildcat! at Rickshaw Stop. If you had a chance to see Seatraffic last year, be prepared for some major updates. The band plans to debut a brand new setlist (read: unheard songs) and stage setup on Thursday night. Fans should also be sure to check the merch table for limited edition Seatraffic t-shirts featuring new hand-made artwork by IllsArt. Wildcat! Wildcat!, Seatraffic, Popscene [...]

By |February 19, 2014|Tags: |
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