Mixtape: The Lush Sounds of Bay Area Dream Pop

Download: Mixtape: The Lush Sounds of Bay Area Dream Pop (Podcast #434) This episode first ran on KQED.org. Whether they call themselves post-punk, psych or indie pop, a wide array of Bay Area musicians cultivate lush atmospheres and textural depth in songs that are as sonically detailed as they are catchy. The Bay Area's "dream pop" standouts--eleven of whom are featured in this mixtape--include a number of promising new bands, like Topographies, a quartet whose stellar debut single is an exciting burst of fuzzed-out, propulsive rock. Other highlights include Tanukichan, the project of Oakland's Hannah Van Loon, whose layered music [...]

Tanukichan dishes out dreamy shoegaze at Rickshaw Stop TONIGHT

Kick the midweek blues tonight, July 25, at the Rickshaw Stop with the help of dream pop artist Tanukichan, as she glides through her U.S. tour. Bay Area-based Hannah van Loon of Tanukichan cuts into the core of summer love and its ephemeral whimsy while exploring themes surrounding personal growth on her recently released Company Records album, aptly titled Sundays. Sundays by Tanukichan Throughout Sundays, shoegaze melodies slip like a lacy veil over fuzzy guitar, inviting you to daydream, dance, or lay by the beach and ponder existence. Any one of these scenarios could play out in your own reality [...]

By |July 25, 2018|Tags: |

Tanukichan’s noisy-pop is the “Perfect” way to start your summer

Tanukichan, the project of Oakland-based musician Hannah Van Loon (formerly of Trails and Ways), recently released a single from her upcoming debut album Sundays. The song is called “Perfect,” and was produced by Chaz Bear (aka Chaz Bundick) of Toro Y Moi. Bear produced — and played on — the rest of the record as well. “Perfect” is the second song to drop from the 10-track album, the first being “Lazy Love.” Both songs are noticeably less noisy than her wonderfully fuzzy 2016 EP Radiolove. Though Van Loon hasn’t gone full pop, the cleaner sound leaves room for Surfer Rosa-era riffs [...]

By |June 8, 2018|Tags: |

Mixtape: Big Sounds from Bay Area Solo Artists

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Solo_Artists_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Big Sounds from Bay Area Solo Artists (Podcast #411) Support for The Bay Bridged is provided by RushTix. Visit rushtix.com/thebaybridged to start your free trial today. We cover a lot of bands and other collaborative efforts on our podcast, but the Bay Area music scene is also full of extremely talented solo artists, who build unique musical works that are often performed, recorded, and produced solely by the artists themselves.  This mixtape collects new and recent music from ten amazing Bay Area solo artists. Whether recording in solitude, like Fronds and Spellling, or with the support of [...]

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 9 – Jan 12

Women's Audio Mission is throwing a free Local Sirens event this Thursday night at Rickshaw Stop. Monday, January 9 Manatee, Midnight Snaxxx @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records All local punk. Proceeds from this show will be donated to the Ghost Ship Fire Relief. Periwinkle, Kamikaze Palm Tree @ The Honey Hive Gallery Periwinkle is as whimsical as their name suggests. Head to the Avenues for local upbeat doo-wop. Tuesday, January 10 Tower of Power @ Yoshi's Around since the late '60's, TOP is an Oakland R&B band, who at one time had Lenny Williams as a lead singer. Chris Botti @ [...]

Live This Month: October 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_October_2016.mp3 Download: Live This Month: October 2016 (Podcast #394) Support for this podcast is provided by Goldstar. Visit their web site at goldstar.com/thebaybridged 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. This episode kicks off with a song from Tycho, one of many great acts performing at the 2016 Treasure Island Music Festival. From Saturday opener Kamaiyah through Sunday closer Sigur Rós, both days are stacked at the tenth installment of one of our favorite annual events. The fact that this year's fest [...]

Happy release day to Oakland’s Tanukichan: Fuzzy, emotional debut EP ‘Radiolove’ out today

At the top end of the summer, we got to know Oakland's Tanukichan, who is Hannah Van Loon, formerly of Trails and Ways. But now, we're really getting to know her. The delectable first course of her musical career, following the appetizer single we got a few months back, comes in the form of debut EP Radiolove, which is out today on Company Records. She covers lots of ground in the four songs that comprise the release. Each song is perfectly balanced and emotionally stunning, steeped in moments of somberness and, on the other side of the coin, sheer fuzzy [...]

By |August 19, 2016|Tags: |

Get out of your head with Future Shapes this Friday at BOTH

When you're an anxious wreck, relationships (not just romantic ones) can be emotionally draining. With all the personal pressure you put on yourself to just be happy with the people around you, with the attention that you already get, but sometimes your mental state won't let you. Fil Cala of Future Shapes has done a perfect job of making these feelings into relatable and catchy tunes. With a voice that cracks while spewing out their inner insecurities, the lyrics repeat just like those deep thoughts you keep covered in a rant about the amount of dogs in the city. I [...]

Get To Know: Tanukichan

Tanukichan is the new solo venture of Hannah van Loon, who recently left Trails and Ways after a four year stint with the band. Just yesterday she released "Bitter Medicine," her first recording as Tanukichan. It's a lovely introduction to her new project, with an (almost) never-ending bassline leading the way and constant harmonies that flowing from melodic to eerie and back again as they move. You can tell van Loon had a strong influence on the sound of Trails and Ways (and vice versa), but it's clearly a new direction. Give a listen to "Bitter Medicine" below. https://soundcloud.com/tanukichanmusic/bittermedicine For [...]

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