The Bay Bridged champions local music, focusing on bands whose members live in the Bay Area, but as bands leave the area, there is always a lingering feeling that they are "the ones that got away." This podcast is a mix featuring thirteen bands and artists that no longer call San Francisco home, but that we'll always consider respected Bay Area alumni, with all of the attendant rights and privileges that status confers.
Tracklisting and Notes:
3. French Miami -- "Older"
French Miami headlined the first Bay Bridged Regional Bias fundraiser, but the band is now based out of Brooklyn. The trio is currently working on new material.
4. Deerhoof -- "The Merry Barracks"
Although the band's members have now scattered around the country, we'll always consider Deerhoof a local band at heart. The group performs at the SFMOMA on September 15.
5. Moon Duo -- "Mazes"
Moon Duo (Sanae Yamada and Wooden Shjips' Ripley Johnson) are now based in Colorado. The band's latest album, also called Mazes, arrived in March.
8. Teen Witch -- "I Don't Mind"
Teen Witch didn't relocate to New York as a band, but members Tyler McCauley and Caroline Partamian have Bay roots. He used to be in SF band Tempo No Tempo and she is a member of bi-coastal band The Splinters. Their new band's self-titled cassette EP is out now.
9. Royal Baths -- "Nikki Don't"
Royal Baths are relocating to New York. The band has a new album already recorded and will be performing some East Coast shows with Dum Dum Girls.
10. WHY? -- "This Blackest Purse"
A long time Oakland resident (and Anticon collective co-founder), Yoni Wolf of WHY? returned to Cincinnati last year. WHY? will be previewing new songs (due on an album in 2012) at the Great American Music Hall on October 5.
11. The Mommyheads -- "Spiders"
Indie pop pioneers The Mommyheads were one of San Francisco's cult bands before the group broke up and several members moved away. The band has recorded a new album that will be released in the fall.
12. Nick Jaina (featuring Jolie Holland) -- "You Were So Good To Me"
Jolie Holland wrote some of her new album, Pint of Blood, while she still lived in San Francisco. This song, which features Holland singing, comes from Nick Jaina's new album The Beanstalks That Have Brought Us Here Are Gone.
13. Citay -- "Careful With That Hat"
Citay's Ezra Feinberg recently moved to New York, but he's planning on heading back to California soon to record the band's next album with Tim Green.