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Native SF: The She’s – Cherry Red 


released 15 April 2014
Recorded at Different Fur Studios
Produced by Patrick Brown  Engineered by Sean Paulson


そういえば、クリストファー・オーウェンスのソロ・アルバム『Chrissybaby Forever』にもコーラスで参加してました



Stream the tracks taken from the Sandy’s debut full-length “Fourth Dementia” (released 04 June 2014 via Um Yeah Arts).  Sandy’s is a new project by a San Francisco-based psych pop wizard Alexi Glickman (Sandy) formerly known as the founding member of the Botticellis with Zack Ehrlich (Sonny & the Sunsets, Vetiver).  “Fourth Dementia was recorded by Alexi himself in garages and bedrooms in the Sunset district of San Francisco, with Zack Ehrlich, Burton Li (Citay, the Botticellis), Ryan Browne (Tortured Genie, Sonny & the Sunsets, the Botticellis), Blythe Foster (the Botticellis), Jeremy Black (Apollo Sunshine), and Nick Aives (Range of Light Wilderness).

去年の忘れ物 #4
サンディーズを始める前はカイル・フィールドのリトル・ウィングスのツアーやレコーディングにも参加していたサンフランシスコのアーティスト、サンディことアレクシィ・グリックマン(ex.the Botticellis)の新しいプロジェクトのデビュー・アルバム。ボッティチェッリス以来、ヴェティヴァー、ソニー&ザ・サンセッツなどなどで活躍する旧知のベイエリアのミュージシャンたちがバックアップ。ボッティチェッリスのアルバムを手伝ったペイパーカッツのジェイソン・クウェヴァーにも通じるキラキラしたサーフ/ドリーム・ポップ。










taken from the Album “Old Home Movies” (Antenna Farm, 2008) by The Botticellis.



Stream the Cool Ghouls‘ latest track taken from the upcoming full-length album “” It was recorded live to tape by San Francisco’s Sonny Smith (Sonny and the Sunsets) and mixed and mastered by Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring).  Available this fall, November 11th on Vinyl and CD via Empty Cellar Records and cassette from Burger Records.  Pre-order, HERE.

RIYL: Sonny and the Sunsets, The Fresh and Onlys….

サンフランシスコの4人組クール・グールズのセカンド・アルバムは前作のプロデュースを引き受けたティム・コーエン(フレッシュ&オンリーズ)に代わり、ソニー&ザ・サンセッツのソニー・スミスがライヴ録音したそう。そういうひねもすのたりなシスコな音。好き。どーぞ。




“Inner Sunset” (released 15 July 2014) album is the first collaboration between Paul Myers and John Moremen as The Paul & John.  It was recorded and mixed by co-producer Allen Clapp at Mystery Lawn in Sunnyvale, California. 
Available on their bandcamp, HERE.






“John Moremen is best known as the lead guitarist in The Orange Peels, and has released several solid solo albums, and recently has operated as the leader of Flotation Device. Moremen was a member of D.C. band The Neighbors and the late, great Jimmy Silva’s Goat 5, and plays guitar with Half Japanese, and on drums with ex-Flamin’ Groovies frontman Roy Loney and the improvisational rock trio High Vulture (with MX- 80′s Bruce Anderson).”

“Paul Myers was the founder and songwriter for the Toronto-based 1990s power pop group The Gravelberrys, and composes electronic music as Flam! Additionally, he is a working journalist and the author of notable music biographies including A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio (Jawbone Press), and It Ain’t Easy: Long John Baldry And The Birth Of The British Blues (Greystone Books).”








 ジョン・モアメンは、80年代半ばに仏レーベルCloserからアルバムを出していたワシントンDCのバンド、The Neighborsのメンバーだった人物で、現在はサンフランシスコに在住。ネイヴァース以降は上記の通り、ギタリスト / ドラマーとして、シアトルの故・ジミー・シルヴァ(というと、ヤング・フェレッシュ・フェロウズのこと思い出しますが…)やハーフ・ジャパニーズ(つまりジャドさんの旧友)、そしてロイ・ロニー(!)と演り、今はオレンジ・ピールズのリード・ギタリストとして活躍。また自身のバンド、レイビーツっぽいインスト・バンド、Flotation Device(キング・ミサイルのChris Xefosが参加)でも、アレン・クラップのミステリー・ローン・ミュージックから3年前にアルバムを出しています。
 カナダ出身のポール・マイヤーズ(The Gravelberrys)はシンガー・ソングライター/パフォーマー/ブロードキャスター/ライター、顔がそっくりだからすぐ分かりますがマイク・マイヤーズのお兄さん。著作には『It Ain’t Easy: Long John Baldry and the Birth of the British Blues, was』や『A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio』などが。



taken from the single #2 from Luke Sweeney (of Wet Dreams Dry Magic and VOWS fame), off forthcoming LP “Adventure:Us”
(due out on Vinyl/CD/Digital OCTOBER 14 2014 on Aerobic International).


cut on two-inch tape in Brooklyn. guitars & vocals by Luke Sweeney; all other instrumentation by Robin MacMillan and Jake Silver (Shalants, Persephone’s Bees); additional vocals by Kristen Andreasson; mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering.

Currently Luke Sweeney’s band features
Brett Eastman (x-Girls), Zachary Ryan (x-Stone Foxes) & Ms. Rohini Moradi (x-Plum, Tazed)






Introducing one quarter of San Francisco’s Cool Ghouls, Pat Thomas! He’s the tall dude who plays the bass. He also writes one third of the Ghouls’ songs. Coasters Riding in the Air is a collection of songs written, performed and recorded by Pat Thomas.

Coasters Riding in the Air EP will see a limited label-only release on November 26 (with a December 3rd wide-release) via digital download on Empty Cellar and on cassette from Burger Records.





Stream the EP on his bandcamp!




taken from “I Need You Bad” compilation, curated by Sonny Smith (Sonny & The Sunsets). Pre-order limited edition “slime green” LP, HERE at Polyvinyl Records, and order cassette, HERE at Burger Records. And…. Cool Ghouls’ new full-length album (recorded by Sonny Smith) is already in the can!

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Jessica Pratt‘s ‘Dreams’ is taken from “I Need You Bad” compilation album curated by Sonny Smith (Sonny & The Sunsets), it documents the influential San Francisco garage rock scene.  Pre-order for its limited edition “slime green” LP (out on 11/26 via Polyvinyl), HERE.  Cassette is available via Burger Records.






AON Sessions: Jessica Pratt
While on tour opening for Father John Misty, we got the chance to hang out with Jessica for a while backstage as she treated us to a couple of brand new unreleased songs.

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