The Invisible Cities – "Freeze Ray Knees"

On May 11, San Francisco based indie-pop band The Invisible Cities announced they were releasing a new song every Friday for ten weeks, calling it the Meet the Lampreys project. The first release of the series, "Freeze Ray Knees" may only be 75 seconds long, but that's just enough time to have it stuck in your head for days. The band creates a vibe that is perfect for some laid-back toe tapping on a lazy San Francisco evening. Check out the new tracks as they are released every Friday on The Invisible Cities' website or Bandcamp page, and watch their [...]

Goh Nakamura, The Invisible Cities jet off on tour

Goh Nakamura Explains the "Follow Your Whim" Tour and plays "Embarcadero Blues" After JetBlue announced that they'd be selling a $599 all-you-can-fly pass for the month of September, Goh Nakamura and The Invisible Cities had an idea equal parts clever and ridiculous. Goh and the Cities bought the passes and booked the "Follow Your Whim" tour around JetBlue-servicing cities, with upcoming stops in Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York city after a first week of shows in Houston, Austin and Southern California. Goh Nakamura - "Hangman" Head to for all of the upcoming dates, videos, mp3s and [...]

Monthly Mix: June 2009 (Podcast #170)

[podcast][/podcast] Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast includes music from nine great Bay Area bands -- some submissions we've received at TBB headquarters, some stuff we've posted on the web site recently, all really good stuff. Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! About all of the bands: Oakland songwriter Brian Glaze ("Leader of the Band") returns with his third LP Green Living, out July 13th on World Famous In San Francisco. He'll be at McLaren Park on July 18th as part [...]

The Invisible Cities’ new album: Houses Shine Like Teeth

The Invisible Cities' 2nd album Houses Shine Like Teeth is out now, and they are giving away 500 free downloads. The album has 14 tracks of rough-around-the-edges rock and dreamy boy/girl harmonies ranging from the quietly sublime to the confidently noisy from a band that was voted the "Best Indie Pop Band" in the 2005 San Francisco Bay Guardian's Reader poll. Every download includes a bonus mp3 mixtape curated by the 'cities -- the tunes were generously offered by their friends to help with the album launch. The bonus tracks are from Goh Nakamura, Scrabbel (their track is a sweet, [...]

Episode 145: Live this Month – January 2009

[podcast][/podcast] Every month, we dedicate a week of our podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got ten great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music! The Raveonettes ("Come On Santa") kick off our show with a track from their latest EP, Wishing You A Rave Christmas. On Friday, January 23rd, the band will be at Bimbo's with The Soft Pack. John Vanderslice ("Pale Horse") (Feature Podcast) will be accompanied by the Magik*Magik Orchestra for a very special performance [...]

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