White Cloud releases debut LP Seven Heads

It’s been a slow and steady train for SF band White Cloud, who now stand on the much anticipated brink of their debut LP release, Seven Heads. It’s been seven years since Nick Capello and James Murphy (Mwahaha) formed the band within the depths of Oakland in 2007, which has now morphed into a 4 piece by adding Clarence Magno and Shiv Mehra (Deafheaven, Creepers). Seven Heads is a strongly built, if brief, 5-song LP, combining elements of ‘70s krautrock and contemporary pop within the stream of psychedelia that flows throughout. The album was recorded with Patrick Spurgeon of Rogue [...]

By |June 9, 2015|Tags: |

Watch White Cloud’s bloody new video for “Waves”

We've loved SF band White Cloud for nigh on six years now, so it was exciting to get word that the group's got an new album on the horizon. There's no date yet for the release of Seven Heads, but the band just launched a new video directed by Melted Toys/Emotional/Death Records honcho Brian Wakefield. The grindhouse-inspired clip for "Waves" features a series of gross, harassing dudes suffering some violent ends, all set to the soundtrack of the band's hazy psych-pop. Check out the video below, as well as a handful of upcoming tour dates. https://vimeo.com/120551148 May 18th Oakland @ [...]

Stream a new White Cloud song exclusively on The Bay Bridged

San Francisco's White Cloud has a new vinyl EP coming out this spring on Popgang that the band recorded straight to tape with Patrick Spurgeon of Rogue Wave, and The Bay Bridged is proud to present your exclusive first listen. Behold: "7 Heads", the second track from the forthcoming EP, tentatively titled Seven Heads. "7 Heads" the song is a woozy psych pop ditty that recalls Tame Impala at their noisiest: This stream is no longer available But behold it soon, because it's coming down after 24 hours. White Cloud agreed to give you fine music fans this sneak peek [...]

By |January 14, 2015|Tags: |

Freak out with Twin Steps, White Cloud and Wild Wild Wets for FREE

The lovely folks of Commune are hosting the May edition of their monthly show series tonight, and they've invited some Commune alumni, Twin Steps and San Diego's Wild Wild Wets, as well as San Francisco's White Cloud to play Elbo Room for your listening pleasure. Anyone who's seen Twin Steps knows the Oakland-based outfit puts on a wild show, usually focused on vocalist Drew Pearson's strained performances, the centerpiece of the group's garage R&B, so if you're looking for some manic energy to color your Wednesday, these guys have plenty to go around. Plague Songs by Twin Steps Holding down the soundscape before the main event, White Cloud will be adding their Krautrock-flavored [...]

Giveaway: Midday Veil, White Cloud, 3 Leafs @ The Knockout

Seattle's Midday Veil is making the trek down to our fair city for a show this Thursday night with two of SF's own: garage-noise-Krautrockers White Cloud and improvisational mind-benders 3 Leafs. It's sure to be a swell time. Want to go? To enter for a chance to win tickets to see Midday Veil, White Cloud, and 3 Leafs at The Knockout, email mike.g@thebaybridged.com with “Midday” in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email. All in all it's a pretty interesting bill, with each of the [...]

Giveaway: Maus Haus, White Cloud, Al Lover @ The Night Light

This should be a good one: Krautrockers Maus Haus, noise rockers White Cloud, and psych beat maestro Al Lover tomorrow night at The Night Light in Oakland. You know what would make it better though? If you and a friend got to go for free. To enter for a chance to win tickets to see Maus Haus, White Cloud, and Al Lover at The Night Light, email mike.g@thebaybridged.com with "Maus Haus" in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email. Here's Maus Haus's latest [...]

By |February 12, 2014|Tags: , , |

Clipd Beaks, Mwahaha, White Cloud, Bryan Von Reuter collaborating on benefit concert for Children's Fairyland

Members of Clipd Beaks, Mwahaha, and White Cloud are teaming up with Bryan Von Reuter (of Cloud Archive) and Jeff Ray (of Taser Island) to play Magic Lantern, a benefit for Children's Fairyland, the iconic Oakland theme park (and non-profit) with its storybook sets, rides, and an animal menagerie, that also hosts a summer day camp and theater program for kids. What does "teaming up" mean, exactly? According to Von Reuter: "We'll be doing an electronic, loop-based performance that will be a partially improvised, partially composed amalgamation. We plan on having approximately three to four members up at a time, [...]

Noise Pop 2012: Two Gallants, White Cloud, Greg Ashley @ Edinburgh Castle, 2/23/12

Equally passionate and effortless, Two Gallants rolled through a set of old favorites and new works the first night of their two-night stand at the Edinburgh Castle on Thursday. Wedged in between the short-lived freak folk ascendance (Devandra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, and various hairy trolls) and the reverb revival (Thee Oh Sees, Fresh and Onlys, and various recovering shoegazers), Tyler Vogel and Adam Stephens proved to be the quintessential SF house band for the past some-odd years. Built from adolescent busking, onetime national buzz, and some hairy tour tales, the two stir punk-adled emotion with rural rhythmic accents, and never [...]

Video: Creepers – "Black Moon"

Creepers - Black Moon from Chris Willmore on Vimeo. Creepers (featuring members of White Cloud) have released a new HD video of the band performing the song "Black Moon" in a living room. Compared to the band's three-track EP released in July, "Black Moon" is a lighter, more nimble version of their earlier prog-metal style. Fitting the song's bright sound, the video includes a projector coloring the room with washed out reds and greens. E.P. by CREEPERS

By |February 7, 2012|Tags: , |

Recommended, 9/27-10/2: Dominant Legs/Nurses, Active Child, Jacuzzi Boys, White Cloud/Sunbeam Rd.

Every week, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Dominant Legs release Invitation, celebrate tonight at Cafe Du Nord Dominant Legs' debut album is out today and the band is kicking off a US tour tonight with Nurses at Cafe Du Nord (9pm, $10). Speaking of Nurses, like DL, they've also got a compelling new experimental pop album -- Dracula, out now on Dead Oceans. Nurses [...]

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