Wymond Miles to release ‘Call By Night,’ play album release show

Wymond Miles is releasing Call By Night on July 8, his first full-length album in three years. For fans of only the Fresh & Onlys, Wymond Miles' other project, this new solo material might be unexpected. It's slower, bigger, and more grandiose in several hard-to-distinguish ways, but I think the clearest and most fruitful difference between this album and the Fresh & Onlys' catalog is the obvious: It's largely the result of one person's vision, making for a pretty direct line from idea to sound to song. When I hear the word "singer-songwriter," a handful of associations pop into my head, most [...]

Mixtape: Thirteen Bay Area Highlights from 2013 (Podcast #322)

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/2013_Highlights_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Thirteen Bay Area Highlights from 2013 (Podcast #322) As usual, our year-end wrap-up podcast comes leaden with hemming, hawing and caveats aplenty. How can another wide-ranging year full of impressive Bay Area releases be distilled down to a coherent list of "best" works? The obvious answer is that it can't. Ultimately, this podcast collects thirteen bands that had impressive 2013s, including a number of groups that won't be a surprise to attendees of Bay Bridged events or close followers of the blog. 2013 was once again banner year for local garage rock, with another stellar album from [...]

Wymond Miles' 'Cut Yourself Free' streaming now

Not long after the release of first single "Night Drives," and just in time for the record's official release on October 15th via Sacred Bones, Wymond Miles' Cut Yourself Free is currently streaming in full. Listen to all of the tracks (including "The Ascension," below) over at the Fader.   As previously mentioned, Wymond Miles has a couple of local shows coming up in October and November, so you can see the solo work of the Fresh & Onlys' guitarist up close and personal. Wymond Miles The Eagle October 17, 2013 Crocodiles, Wymond Miles The Chapel November 9, [...]

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Wymond Miles shares new single

Wymond Miles recently dropped "Night Rides," the second single off of his forthcoming LP, Cut Yourself Free, offering more romantic, post punk vibes in anticipation of the album's official release on October 15th. The San Francisco-based songwriter will be hosting his record release show at The Eagle on Thursday, October 17th, before hitting the road with San Diego's Crocodiles for a North American tour that also includes a stop at The Chapel. You can find the full tour schedule listed below. Wymond Miles The Eagle October 17, 2013 Crocodiles, Wymond Miles The Chapel November 9, 2013 9pm, $15 Tour Dates: 10/17 San Francisco CA @ [...]

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Giveaway: Weekend, Disappears, and Wymond Miles coming to The Chapel

Poster by Ryan Lucas Fleischer Not to oversell things here, but I simply cannot see this Thursday's show at The Chapel being anything less than excellent, what with co-headliners Weekend and Disappears just having released killer new records, and opener Wymond Miles recently offering up the terrific "Passion Plays" before his new LP comes out next month. https://soundcloud.com/sacredbones/wymond-miles-passion-plays Want to win a pair of tickets to the show? To enter this contest, email contest@thebaybridged.com with "Weekend giveaway" in the subject line and your full name and email address in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at [...]

Live This Fall: a special audio guide through SF Bay Area concerts this fall (Podcast #313)

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LiveThisFall2013.mp3 Download: Live This Fall: a special audio guide through SF Bay Area concerts this fall (Podcast #312) This special bonus episode of our podcast surveys some of the many noteworthy concerts taking place in San Francisco this fall. It's produced in conjunction with KQED Arts' upcoming Fall Arts Guide, which will offer a complete preview of upcoming highlights from the Bay Area arts world. In this episode, Ben, Christian, and Jason offer some individual picks for must-see shows in the months ahead, alongside songs from the artists discussed. Along the way, we chat about the undeniable appeal of Thee [...]

Wymond Miles announces new LP + North American tour

Wymond Miles of The Fresh & Onlys proved himself a proficient and poignant songwriter on his 2012 debut solo album Under the Pale Moon. Written and recorded over the span of two months, the critically lauded record is the result of a draining period in the artist's life, with most of the songs giving into his raw emotion and pure exhaustion to stunning effects. Days after his band announced a new EP, Soothsayer, he dropped the news that his sophomore LP Cut Yourself Free, will be released with Sacred Bones on October 17. Self-recorded on tape, the record will have lost none of [...]

By |August 20, 2013|Tags: |

Sacred Bones Records hosting fifth anniversary party in Pioneertown on 12/21/12

Brooklyn label Sacred Bones Records is fêting its fifth anniversary with a December 21st gig on the edge of the Mojave Desert. Yes, the label "driven by pure originality and style" is retreating to Pioneertown, just down the road from Joshua Tree National Park, to host its celebration at Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace with an all-star lineup featuring Zola Jesus, Wymond Miles (of The Fresh & Onlys), Psychic Ills, Cult of Youth, Pop. 1280, Lust for Youth, and "several" mystery special guests. Why the desert, you ask? "We wanted to do something really special like a destination event for [...]

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