Record Release Party
Sam Flax, The Spyrals
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
What is tomorrows tulips?
what happened to your big brothers indie rock?
don't worry alex and ford are keeping it safe for you...
born and bred off the southern California coast both these two dudes are keeping the fine tradition of slightly bummed, slightly happy, slightly outta tune and slightly crafty underground rock music alive. they aren't really 90's revivalists, they are happening now!
they know there was a velvet underground before there was a beat happening and they know it well.
they know there was a pavement before there was a weezer and they know it well.
they know bands recorded on 4 tracks before there was garageband and they know it well.
they know the kids from burger records and they know them well.
they have a new lp out called "experimental jelly" maybe you should get to know it well.
Sam Flax might have been the most impressive new band on the bill, a post-Hawkwind synthy Numan-wave band with two keyboards, a drum machine, and a couple guitars—and they looked as good as they sounded, with a poncho-clad bassist looking like Ariel Pink's taller brother, and a blond male guitarist/singer wearing a multi-colored windbreaker and Kim Fowley's cheek makeup. His female co-singer on keys looked pretty bad-assed too, with a futuristic funnel of hair on top of her head: I couldn't get a proper photo of her, so I'll just post this similar photo of Sean Young from Blade Runner.
"This quartet sounds as if they're floating through the cosmos. The Spyrals play 12-string psychedelic rock with heavy effects. They combine the raw energy of the Stooges with the melodic shoegaze of My Bloody Valentine. It's a fiery ride through its turbulent melodies."
-Michelle Broder Van Dyke, SF Gate