POPSCENE and FLOOD MAGAZINE PRESENT
THE SHE'S, DEAR BOY, plus DJ Aaron Axelsen (popscene/ALT105.3)
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is 18 and over
Sunflower Bean find magic within friction. The New York trio's full-length debut album, Human Ceremony [Fat Possum Records], emerges at the intersection of dreamy modern psychedelica and urgent fuzzed-out bliss. That push-and-pull colors the aural tapestry of these three musicians—Jacob Faber [drums], Julia Cumming [vocals/bass], and Nick Kivlen [vocals/guitars].
Through constant gigging around New York, Sunflower Bean sprouted into a sonic enigma, boasting a fiery musical call-and-response that serves as a centerpiece, giving the music what Jacob refers to as a “lyrical aspect” between the guitars, drums, and bass.
They transferred this multi-headed energy into their 2015 Independent EP, Show Me Your Seven Secrets. At the same time, this distinct alchemy enchanted ever-growing audiences live. By the time, they entered the studio for Human Ceremony, Sunflower Bean had a lively aural cauldron from which to draw.
They took the summer of 2015 off and retreated to Jacob’s basement to write together. Taking the ideas out of the basement, they hit a Brooklyn studio with producer Matt Molnar [Friends] and tracked eleven tunes in just seven days. Whereas the EP was recorded after Sunflower Bean played 100 shows in one year, Human Ceremony showed the band’s studio side with richer soundscapes, overdubs, and music that had yet to be debuted live.
The She’s are born and bred San Francisco gals who create garage-pop beachy tunes that make you want to fast forward to summer. The group is lead by vocalist Hannah Valente, harmonized by guitarist Eva Treadway, and perfected by drummer Sinclair Riley and bassist Sami Perez. Since emerging into the tightly-knit San Francisco music scene, The She’s garnered a ton of success early on. They were included in The San Francisco Guardian’s “Bands On The Rise,” and hold recurring features on The Bay Bridged. Since their inception, they’ve been frequently invited to play at most well-known San Francisco venues, opening for bands like Girls, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, and Yuck.
The She’s are more than just your average girl band. These talented BFFs have been playing music together since elementary school-and their closeness shines through in their perfectly tuned three part harmonies. With songs about hanging out, love, and dreaming about boys, these ladies are a swoon-worthy bunch who can make anyone feel giddy. The She’s most recently released a lo-fi ’60s-inspired album- Then It Starts to Feel Like Summer, and are back with a more mature and nuanced release to bring you right back to that sandy place in your daydreams.
"Sun-dazed harmonies, tight, toe-tapping rhythms and the kind of beachy pop you’d listen to in a convertible on vacation.” –7×7 Magazine
Bitter-sweet alternative rock with roots in both post-punk and 90‘s British guitar pop.
Born in Los Angeles, Dear Boy wrote their debut EP in Vauxhall, London. Tracked by Chad Bamford (Spiritualized) and mixed by Michael Patterson (Trent Reznor, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), the DEAR BOY EP was released in September, 2013. Propelled by the single "Oh So Quiet,” Dear Boy built a devoted live following, headlining local venues such as the Troubadour and The Bootleg Theater, along with performances at SXSW 2014/15 in Austin, TX and a national tour supporting Kitten. They've also supported national acts such as Cloud Nothings, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Maccabees, Peter Murphy, NO, Meg Myers, Fenech Soler, X-Ambassadors, INVSN and Night Terrors of 1927.
Dear Boy is currently finishing up the work on EP 2, reuniting with producer Doug Boehm, due for release in Spring of 2016.
“You know when you really like a new band, and then you see them for the first time live, and then you like them even more? Well that just happened to me when I saw Dear Boy for the first time.” - Aaron Axelsen/LIVE 105