Premiere: Split Screens, “From the Start”

Happy release day to Split Screens. Today, we're bringing you their new video "From the Start" — the first we've heard from them in over four years. Comprised entirely of postcards, photos and other ephemera found in local thrift shops, "From the Start" is full of stop-motion inventiveness. Split Screens is primarily the project of Jesse Cafiero, a multi-instrumentalist from San Francisco. The EP from which this song comes, however, serves as a collaboration among a number of your fave Bay Area artists. Everyday Static features contributions from the likes of Rory O'Connor (of Tycho) and Geneva Harrison (of Bells [...]

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Split Screens release show Saturday at Bottom of the Hill

Split Screens have made a big impression on The Bay Bridged in just a few years: the brainchild of local musician Jesse Cafiero, Split Screens have fast became a favorite of ours for lush, layered pop. Check out the just-as-hypnotizing video for "Stand Alone" below. Hot on the heels of Before the Storm, released on September 9, Cafiero will take the stage at Bottom of the Hill to celebrate with Yassou Benedict and New Spell. He'll also be touring in and around the Bay in the coming weeks, so you'll have plenty of chances to catch him live and [...]

By |September 18, 2014|Tags: |

Check out Split Screens’ new single “Stand Alone”

I can't quite figure out Split Screens.  Are they a psychedelic band masquerading as folk rockers?  Or a progressive rock group with an oddball pop sensibility?  Maybe both.  Maybe neither.  Either way, their new single "Stand Alone," which was released this week, is unique in the fact it sounds just like you'd imagine Split Screens to sound: unpredictable.  Like their last single, "The Sinner," it radiates rhythmic energy and a firm sense of melody accentuated by Jesse Cafiero's mournful vocal delivery, but that's where most of the comparisons end. Atmospheric and dreamy, "Stand Alone" is neither spacey enough to be [...]

Review: DonCat and Split Screens dual vinyl release party at Bottom of the Hill

Saturday night at Bottom of the Hill laid claim to an all San Francisco based line-up, and two very exciting vinyl releases. Split Screens released The Sinner, a 7-inch that is leading up to a debut LP due this summer titled Before The Storm. Headliner DonCat (Duncan Nielsen) released his debut LP amusingly titled Don Gato, which was made a crowdfunding reality through fans / friends / family. First on the stage was Scary Little Friends, a musical powerhouse embodying California's easy-going yet earnestly idealistic personality. Fusing Americana and pop hooks, frontman Chris Jones belted out songs from their full-length [...]

Split Screens to release new 7-inch, “The Sinner”

Long gone are the days when "psychedelic" is used to describe Bay Area music in the vein of the Grateful Dead's exhaustive jams or Jefferson Airplane's freak-out, proto-grunge rock. Instead, the term "psychedelic" seems to broadly describe any indie rock focused more on atmosphere than accessibility, substance rather than style. So when you hear SF-based outfit Split Screens labeled as "psychedelic," you can bet the band sounds more like contemporaries Lord Huron and Volcano Choir rather than echoes from the Summer of Love. The band's soon-to-be released single, "The Sinner", drives with a solid rhythmic energy and is awash in melodic guitar [...]

Live This Month: March 2014 — an audio guide through upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: March 2014 — an audio guide through upcoming SF concerts (Podcast #330) 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. With South by Southwest luring over one thousand bands to Austin later this month, it's touring season in indie music. While that means plenty of locals are already on the road, it also means some exciting opportunities to see buzzed-about out-of-town acts without taking a flight to Texas. Those acts include UK producer Forest Swords, touring around SXSW [...]

Premiere: Split Screens – "Close Your Eyes"

San Francisco's Split Screens, the band led by talented multi-instrumentalist Jesse Cafiero, created a distinct, dreamy laid-back vibe on their 2012 debut self-titled EP. Since the release, Split Screens has gigged up and down the West Coast while writing and recording for their debut LP, set for a release later this spring. Today, we're happy to give you a first listen at Split Screens' new material with the track "Close Your Eyes." Continuing the tones of their debut EP, "Close Your Eyes" would be great to listen to while soaking up some of our unseasonably warm sunshine. January 21, Split [...]

By |January 17, 2014|Tags: |

Split Screens release video for "Born" (playing Brick & Mortar tonight, 5/16/13)

Split Screens, the project led by multi-instrumentalist Jesse Cafiero, released their debut video last week for the track "Born". The video was created by Cafiero, who says he was inspired by screenings at San Francisco's Oddball Films, a stock footage company that has provided footage for Milk, The Summer of Love, and Mythbusters, among others. Created entirely from archived footage at the local Prelinger Archives, he presents the ideal scene for this dreamy, hazy track. Cafiero is currently in the studio recording the next Split Screens release (and recently brought in members of Guy Fox to lay down some horn [...]

Split Screens – "Born"

Born by Split Screens Split Screens, the solo project of San Francisco session musician Jesse Cafiero, recently released a self-titled EP for streaming on his bandcamp page. This is the first solo release for Cafiero, who has played bass with the likes of Thao Nguyen, John Vanderslice, and Ezra Furman, in addition to playing lap steel and bass for DRMS. The first single off his EP, "Born" can be downloaded for free above, while the rest of the EP is available for streaming until physical copies are ready to be released later this year. Cafiero's lap steel is a highlight [...]

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