Premiere: Sunbeam Rd. – “Frog Drawing”

Although it's been over a year since we've heard from SF psych rockers SUNBEAM RD., the trio is returning with a brand new 12-inch EP called Time Perception. Naturally, we have an exclusive stream of the first single from that release. Check out the official premiere of "Frog Drawing" below. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the 20-minute vinyl release from Bandcamp. The official release date for Time Perception is May 1, 2014. Read on for a chance to win a free copy of the 12-inch vinyl EP along with a test pressing. The short album [...]

By |March 20, 2014|Tags: |

Mixtape: Bay Area Artists, Remixing and Remixed (Podcast #304)

Mixtape: Bay Area Artists, Remixing and Remixed (Podcast #304) All too frequently, remixes are just okay, but when they are great, they're really something special. A truly great remix can shed new light on the original artist's work and stand on its own as a unique creation. That's no easy feat, either, given the tension between staying true to an original song's components and a reworker's desire to create something new and personal. These days, it feels far too easy to get remix fatigue. Reworkings seem to pop up almost immediately after original songs are released, and they can come [...]

Video Premiere: The Tambo Rays – "Night Feel"

San Francisco chill-pop outfit The Tambo Rays just released a new single that comes with a video already in tow, and we're premiering the Thomas McGovern-directed short right here on The Bay Bridged. "Night Feel" – the band's first release since their debut EP, July 2012's kaleidoscope – is an entrancing blast of mellowed out, lo-fi rock, the head-turning next step in the four-piece's catalog. The video matches the track's vibe, with a hypnotic and kaleidoscopic (sound familiar?) journey to a tripped-out campfire dance party in the middle of the forest. It's a stunning visual crafted by McGovern, who is [...]

Sunbeam Rd. talks new album 'Breathers' and remix collection (Win release show tix and the new album!)

Yes, it’s cold. Yep, everyone’s sick. We hear you and, luckily, The Bay Bridged is all about solutions: crank up the space heater (or if you’re lucky, one of these), pour the hot toddies, and throw on some shimmery and crescendo-ey goodness. Might we suggest a little Sunbeam Rd.? Completely independent of even independent labels, this band has released material entirely on their own, including a couple of cassettes and digital releases to start out, followed by the lovely 2012 Breathers LP -- crowdfunded through Kickstarter -- and their most recent digital release, a Breathers remix album. Apparent Movement by [...]

By |January 25, 2013|Tags: |

Sunbeam Rd. record release party at Thee Parkside, 1/26/13

Sunbeam Rd. is playing a record release party at Thee Parkside on January 26th for new album Breathers. You might recall last year when we told you about the Kickstarter for this album. Well, it's now a reality, and Sunbeam Rd. wants you to enjoy the fruits of their labor (and perhaps also the fruits of your support). Other than requesting your presence at the record release show so they can regale you with the fine indie-pop tunes to be found on Breathers, Sunbeam Rd. posted several download codes over on the release show's Facebook event page, codes you can [...]

Sunbeam Rd. releases 'Breathers Remixed'

"Get ready...get ready...get ready...get ready...for some SUNBEAM RD....SUNBEAM the mix! Coming straight out of an electric cave, with wall sockets and all." That's right, San Francisco pop rockers Sunbeam Rd. released Breathers Remixed, a remix compilation of tracks from the band's 2012 LP. Breathers Remixed is available digitally through Bandcamp, where it can be streamed or downloaded for free. Check it out here: Breathers Remixed by Sunbeam Rd. The remix album features contributions from three members of the band under the guise of their respective solo projects: equators (Trevor Hacker), Magic Triangle (Clive Hacker), and Bubblegum Crisis (Harrison Pollock). [...]

By |December 21, 2012|Tags: |

Help Sunbeam Rd. let you hear their new album

Sunbeam Rd. has recorded a new album, BREATHERS, and they think it's pretty good. They really want you to hear it. But they could use your help to make that happen, and they've started a Kickstarter so you can help them help you to their swirly psych pop sounds. Of course, they don't expect you to take their word for it that the album is good. They've provided proof: Check out the first single from BREATHERS, "Pro Wave Rider," below, and the video for "Lucy" above. Pro Wave Rider by SUNBEAM RD. Your generous donation will help them master the [...]

By |June 21, 2012|Tags: |

Recommended, 9/27-10/2: Dominant Legs/Nurses, Active Child, Jacuzzi Boys, White Cloud/Sunbeam Rd.

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. Dominant Legs release Invitation, celebrate tonight at Cafe Du Nord Dominant Legs' debut album is out today and the band is kicking off a US tour tonight with Nurses at Cafe Du Nord (9pm, $10). Speaking of Nurses, like DL, they've also got a compelling new experimental pop album -- Dracula, out now on Dead Oceans. Nurses [...]

Sunbeam Rd. – “Basements” / “Passed Lives” single out now

[wpaudio url="" text="Sunbeam Rd. - Basements" dl="0"] [wpaudio url="" text="Sunbeam Rd. - Passed Lives" dl="0"] Sunbeam Rd. is keeping busy with new material in 2011, rolling out yet another EP in the spring/early summer. But for now, enjoy their new single out this week: a pair of clean, uplifting tracks titled "Basements" and "Passed Lives." The single is available for download on Sunbeam Rd.'s Bandcamp site. Another fun fact: this single was recorded at New, Improved Recording in Oakland with Juan Carlos Arredondo, who assisted on several of the NI,L sessions the studio has done in collaboration with The Bay [...]

By |February 10, 2011|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Worker Bee, Peter Wolf Crier, The Sandwitches

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at] 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 to one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Thursday, January 20th Worker Bee, Sleeptalks, Nick Reinhart, Sunbeam Rd. @ Cafe du Nord To win a pair of tickets to the show be the SECOND person to enter! The show starts at 8pm, $10, 21+. Purchase advance tickets here. Peter Wolf Crier, Retribution Gospel Choir, Cannons and Clouds @ Bottom [...]

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