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 [...]

Push the Feeling announces free OSL after party on Friday

The Push the Feeling crew has announced a free show on Friday night at Milk Bar, featuring Silver Hands and Running in the Fog. Not only does the location of the venue make it the perfect Outside Lands Festival after party, but it’s also a good way to escape from the madness of the festival in favor of something more low-key. Plus it’s an unofficial party, so people without OSL wristbands won’t be turned away. The lineup is nothing to scoff at - live sets by chillwave, melodic Silver Hands (of Push The Feeling’s own label) and the ethereal, R&B [...]

Silver Hands release 12-inch EP on Push The Feeling’s new label

The team behind the Lower Haight's favorite monthly dance series Push The Feeling recently unveiled some exciting news with the announcement of its eponymous record label. The imprint released its debut 12-inch on Monday, offering five different versions of "Skulls" by San Francisco/Los Angeles duo Silver Hands. In addition to the original recording from percussionist/resident DJ Drew Marcogliese and vocalist Liz Wight, the record also includes remixes from Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better) and Woolfy, plus local artists Chautauqua and YR SKULL. The Mike Simonetti remix closes out Gorilla Vs. Bear's most recent monthly mix. Stream the new EP [...]

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Live This Month: July 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: July 2014 (Podcast #342) 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. Summer's here, which means that bands are hitting the road in droves and new albums are coming out fast and furious. That's great news for local music fans, but it also means that July is the sort of month where tough choices abound. On Saturday, July 5, for example, you could check out The Fresh & Onlys, whose House of Spirits shows the band continuing to [...]

Seatraffic & Silver Hands co-headlining Professional Fans showcase @ DNA Lounge, 4/18/13

Professional Fans, a San Francisco-based "group of music lovers eager to serve as a vessel for new and exciting music," will be presenting its second official showcase on Thursday, April 18 at DNA Lounge. The event will feature a handful of the Bay Area's most promising new synth artists, with Seatraffic and Silver Hands co-headlining the show with support from Shortcircles, Running in the Fog, and Pro Fan DJs. San Francisco drum-and-synth duo Seatraffic recently released the track "Tempo of Regret" (above), the latest in a series of new singles. As previously reported, drummer/producer Andrew Marcogliese remixed the duo's "Superficial [...]

Seatraffic gets remixed by YR SKULL, making SXSW debut

San Francisco synth-pop duo Seatraffic just released a dreamy new single called "Superficial Heart", and fellow City resident YR SKULL (aka Push The Feeling resident DJ Andrew Marcogliese) is offering up a remix of the track, which debuted on The Fader last week. Drew's remix puts a tropical spin on the track, adding snare and steel drums to the front of the mix. Both the original and remix are available below for streaming and free download via Seatraffic's Bandcamp. Superficial Heart by Seatraffic Mark Zannad (vocals/synth) and Brandon Harrison (drums/vocals) began collaborating as Seatraffic in 2010. This year, the duo [...]

Push the Feeling: Les Sins (DJ set) + Silver Hands (live)

Epicsauce is presenting a unique installment of its Friday night dance party series Push the Feeling on Sep. 7th with a special DJ set from Les Sins, the dance-ready, buzz-worthy alter ego of Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bundwick. The evening also marks the SF live debut of new SF/LA-based duo Silver Hands. Chaz actually started the Les Sins dancefloor project around the same time he started releasing fuzzy dream-pop as Toro Y Moi back in 2009. He released his first record as Les Sins in 2010, the Lina/Youth Gone 12" on Carpark. Now, he has a new Les Sins 7" [...]

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