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 [...]

The Acharis play Elbo Room TONIGHT before heading off to Europe

Poster by Hannah James Knight Oakland-based noise rock/no-wave artists The Acharis are embarking on a European tour, but will first entice the audience at Elbo Room (new Jack London location) tonight to get "lost in the vortex" with them. Shaun Wagner and Mila Puccini of The Acharis cite Mazzy Star, Pixies, and Sonic Youth, amongst their main musical influences, though their own sound is anything but derivative. By blending various genres and reshaping musical structures to mirror the at-times blurred reality of existence, they have concocted a sound that places them in their own category altogether. Their recently released music [...]

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