Synthetic ID comes out with ‘Escapement’ EP on Crime on the Moon

If anything is for certain, San Francisco's Synthetic ID is a post punk band that doesn't have time for drudgery. While other bands of their ilk go for a more sullen approach, Synthetic ID harnesses their aggression to power through each song like a well-oiled machine. Synthetic ID is releasing their newest EP, Escapement, on Hannah Lew's label, Crime on the Moon. Each record comes with a unique silk-screened, hand painted cover. At just under ten minutes, the band blasts through the release in record time. Synthetic ID keeps with the jagged-sounding post punk we've become accustomed to by the band. Taut [...]

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Wood Shoppe presents San Francisco Is Doomed compilation release show

These days, there's been a lot of debate over whether or not the San Francisco music scene is truly dead or not (see: Not Dead Yet Fest, this SF Weekly article). Then on Tuesday, a compilation tape, San Francisco is Doomed, by Hannah Lew's label Crime on the Moon (which we told you about earlier in the month) injected itself into that conversation, featuring an array of artists including the likes of Scraper, Thee Oh Sees, Mane, and many more. And what better way to celebrate the release of this comp than a free show thrown by Wood Shoppe SF [...]

Review & Photos: Ceremony, Terry Malts, Comadre, Permanent Ruin, Synthetic ID @ Rickshaw Stop 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Photos by Nicole L. Browner It's not always clear which part of Noise or Pop you're going to encounter for any specific show — or frankly, whether the festival has a specific theme at all, besides a load of great musicians dropping into SF for a week — but the Ceremony show on Wednesday night at Rickshaw Stop proved to be a solid booking from top-to-bottom: hardcore, noise, fuzz rock, and circle-pit inducing guitar riffs all blasted out at one time or another throughout the night. SF-based Bay Bridged favorites Synthetic ID kicked it off with a furious set of [...]

Live This Month: January 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #296)

Live This Month: January 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #296) 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. Plenty of local bands are highlighted among this month's picks, including Kowloon Walled City, a heavy SF quartet celebrating their new LP, Container Ships, with a show at the Hemlock Tavern this month. It's a great bill from top to bottom, rounded out by SF psych rockers Golden Void and instrumental trio Minot. Meanwhile, after last year's terrific Under [...]

Synthetic ID and Uzi Rash LPs available now on 1-2-3-4 Go!

Bay Area punks Synthetic ID and Uzi Rash both have new LPs available from 1-2-3-4 Go! records. Aperatures is the debut LP for Synthetic ID who aim for an aggressive, post punk attack and are based in San Francisco. The album is set to ship on December 11th but you can pre-order here. On the other hand, veteran East Bay punks Uzi Rash have declared Coreless Roll Can Liner to be their last LP. The group played their final farewell show on November 29th in Oakland. Limited to 400 copies and available now, order Coreless Roll Can Liner here.

By |December 4, 2012|Tags: , |

Mixtape: Highlights from San Francisco Bay Area Punk, Post-Punk and Hardcore (Podcast #290)

Mixtape: Highlights from San Francisco Bay Area Punk, Post-Punk and Hardcore (Podcast #290) The Bay Area has held a prominent place in punk music since punk first became a thing, with groups like Crime, Avengers, Flipper, and Dead Kennedys among the genre's most important '70s and '80s bands. As punk artists began to achieve mainstream success in the '90s, Bay Area bands were again at the forefront, while a wide variety of acts continued to operate independently on local labels like Lookout! and Fat Wreck Chords. Given that history, it shouldn't be surprising to find that there's still a wealth [...]

Synthetic ID releases debut EP, playing steady diet of Bay Area shows

San Francisco punk outfit Synthetic ID released their self-titled debut EP back in February on Cut The Cord That… Records, ripping through three tracks in six minutes flat with what is a beautiful cacophony of raw, frenetic guitars, fiercely pounded drums, and jerky yet oddly melodic vocals. After cutting their original demo (via) last year, the band had it mastered by Daniel Husayn of Hajji Husayn Mastering in London (Husayn is also bassist for Portland-born punk act The Red Dons), and the result is stunning. Check out "Throwaway", the record's third track, a spasmodic reminder to stay humble: Throwaway by [...]

By |June 21, 2012|Tags: |
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