the milk bar presents
SUNBEAM RD, FEUDING FATHERS, BOYFRNDZ, AL LOVER AND THE HATERS
Sunday September 23rd at Milk Bar 1640 Haight St.
Sunbeam Rd. (San Francisco, CA)
Sunbeam Rd., a Bay Area four piece, craft a tense and expansive sound via psychedelic guitars, purposeful melodies, and restraint. Willing to fall apart completely exploring the margins of harmonic rock, their live shows can toe the edge of cacophony. At their best they reach into hook-laden, fuzz-saturated trance states.
The band juxtaposes the concerns of three distinct songwriters, all hailing from the same small town, and all recent art school graduates: Trevor Hacker and his layered guitar anthems, brother Clive Hacker’s minimal chamber rock, and Harrison Pollock’s angular feedback work-outs. Filling out the lineup is art librarian and guitar bender, Cody Hennesy. The band carves new spaces out of old friendships, striving to document strange new dialogues in sound.
Following a debut EP of self-recordings (Turtles, Magnets, Animals), the band has embarked on a series of two-song singles at New, Improved Recordings in Oakland. Circular Breathing, the first in the series, was released January 4, 2011, and the follow-up, Basements, will drop in late February.
Feuding Fathers (Austin, TX)
a trifecta of teen sensationalism
Boyfrndz (Austin, TX)
"New Austin, Texas, band Boyfrndz, however, was very well-put-together, with a decidedly math-rock bent. (You don’t pack a six-string bass for nothing, right?) But they’re much more than that. They merge kinetic, head-exploding release with an airy sense of song. This melodic heavenliness makes their technicality an invigorating punch and not a dragging anchor of overreaching display that kills the humanity in their music. It’s the kind of experimental rock with real beauty, the kind that doesn’t lose sight of the emotionality of music. They were the question mark from out of town, but ended up being a surprise find." -Orlando weekly
Al Lover & The Haters (San Francisco, CA)
Taking drugs to make beats to take drugs to.