Mac Walker & The Milk Bar Present
Blisses B, rooted firmly in the city that embraces music in all forms imaginable, introduces another compilation of genre-crashing rock and psychadelia with their second full-length album, Thirty Days, Sixty Years. Debuted on Nov. 13, 2010, the album was recorded, produced, and engineered entirely by the San Francisco-based quartet.Thirty Days, Sixty Years explores the mathematical parameters that define our lives -- weekends, vacations, adolescence, adulthood, the reality of how much time we have left on this earth -- and the personal equations that result from the many caveats that can extend and shorten most of these time frames. Are we spending our time wisely, with the right people, and in the right place? What are we giving back?
Singer and lyricist Greg Rijavec, along with drummer Matt Costa and multi-instrumentalists Mike Noda and Jason Eisenberg, write original music as Caldecott. Since the band's rowdy and triumphant EP “Rock Bottom” was self-released in December 2010, Caldecott has been showcasing its own brand of independent rock and roll to a loyal fan base at Bay Area venues such as The Great American Music Hall, The New Parish, Bottom of the Hill and Cafe du Nord. The six-song record received critical praise, dubbed by the East Bay Express as “well-crafted melodic rock”, and earned Caldecott a berth at Oakland's famed Art and Soul Music Festival.
Caldecott released its self-titled full length album this past December. Recorded at Shipwreck Studio, the record showcases the band's emphasis on viral surf licks, incessant melodies and features expanded production and instrumentation. The music world has taken note, via the Owl Mag: “Caldecott's Oakland-based brand of roots rock hits with a satisfying crunch... the twangy goodness of “Human Again” is the perfect entry point to an engaging endeavor.”
The band's resume includes two tours through California, an appearance on local Bay Area channel KOFY's signature program, “Creepy KOFY Movie Time”, performing at SXSW 2013 in an “Oakland Showcase”, and recording time courtesy of Converse Rubber Tracks San Francisco. During that one day session at Different Fur Studios, Caldecott recorded three new songs. As their sound, style and lore continues to progress, and with the East Bay watching their backs, the boys of Caldecott are looking ahead to a bright musical future
A Yawn Worth Yelling
For emerging indie-rock outfit A Yawn Worth Yelling, thinking different is more than just a revolutionary marketing catchphrase; it’s an ethic deeply ingrained in the personalities of the young musicians that comprise the San Jose, California four-piece. “Our musical tastes and backgrounds are diverse, so challenging ourselves to make different and exciting music is second nature to us,” states lead vocalist, guitarist, and percussionist Tyler Boyd. The band’s sophisticated, and whimsical indie-rock sound hosts dashes of math-rock, alternative rock, and even R&B, with the experimental style paying homage to influences such as The Dirty Projectors, The Dear Hunter, Manchester Orchestra, and Joanna Newsom, among others.