“Not My Loneliness, But Ours”: Topographies premieres EP with proceeds going to SF New Deal
In another episode of pandemic-inspired creativity and benevolence, dream pop quartet Topographies debuts their EP Not My Loneliness, But Ours. The EP was entirely written and recorded individually from each band members' home before being fused together. All proceeds will go to SF New Deal, a COVID-19 relief founded by residents — and run by volunteers — to support San Francisco’s small businesses and working people and to preserve and cultivate the city’s unique culture. The four-track EP has a gloomy tinge to it, reminiscent of sounds from new wave artists like The Cure or The Smiths. Apparently the apple doesn't fall [...]
We’re going to SXSW. Here’s who we’re excited to see.
Every year, a caravan of artists and press from the Bay Area trek to Texas for a week to mix, mingle, and preview the next big things in music at South by Southwest. This year, that includes us. A small team from The Bay Bridged will be heading to the festival in a few weeks to bring back daily dispatches on all things Bay Area happening in Austin. But before we go, here's who we're most excited to check out in a new environment — one that has queso. Rose Droll (photo: Rachel McCord) Every year there's one kinda-sorta "star" [...]
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 [...]