Premiere: Radiation City – “Stutter” (see them at Rickshaw this Sunday)

Portland's Radiation City has always been one of the more sonically adventurous indie pop bands out there. They are known for riffing off of bossa nova, '60s girl groups, and ethereal synth pop in endlessly absorbing ways, and new track "Stutter"—which the Bay Bridged is pleased to premiere today—adds yet another hue to their sonic palette. "It's a bit of a sneak peek into the ever evolving sound that is Radiation City," says vocalist and keyboardist Lizzy Ellison of the track, which is a b-side from an album the band is currently working on and planning to put out next [...]

Live This Month: November 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: November 2014 (Podcast #349) 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. It's finally starting to get colder in San Francisco, but there a ton of great shows to force you out of the house and into local music venues this month. We're big indie pop fans around these parts, and Toronto five-piece Alvvays released one of the year's best albums in the genre. The group's self-titled debut LP, out now on Polyvinyl, is jangly, hazy and catchy [...]

Giveaway: Wild Ones with Your Are Plural & Li Xi at Bottom of the Hill

Wild Ones are the latest indie pop band to emerge from the Portland scene that produced Typhoon and Bay Area favorites Radiation City (speaking of Radiation City, got your tix to Phono del Sol yet???). While Wild Ones' music shares some sonic similarities with their scene-mates—a flair for experimentation and overall smooth textures—they are definitely doing their own thing, incorporating enough hints of krautrock, electronic music, and synth pop to keep you on your toes. Wild Ones' new record Keep it Safe is coming out July 9 on Party Damage Records, but they're swinging through town a couple days early [...]

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