FOXTAIL SOMERSAULT

FOXTAIL SOMERSAULT

Fake Your Own Death, Foreign Cinema, MANATEE

Wed, July 13, 2011

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

FOXTAIL SOMERSAULT
FOXTAIL SOMERSAULT
"Part of the loosely defined group of modern indie rock bands heavily influenced by first-generation shoegazers like My Bloody Valentine, the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Cocteau Twins, and Slowdive (see also Ringo Deathstarr and Asobi Seksu, among others), San Francisco's Foxtail Somersault sound uncannily like the sort of band that would have been the toast of college radio circa 1990." -- AllMusic.com
Fake Your Own Death
Fake Your Own Death
"The music is a mix of Joy Division, Love and Rockets and The National with brief moments of Interpol thrown in." --Front Porch Musings

"Their songs are really good, like if Interpol decided to play faster and have some hard rock riffs. The vocals had a tinge of early Elvis Costello, and they play around with song structure a lot as well." --SF Bay Guardian
Foreign Cinema
Foreign Cinema
With a flicker of an 8mm reel, Foreign Cinema has created an audio visual soundtrack with influences cross pollinating elements of shoegaze, trip hop and post-punk. The band’s noir sound balances light and dark, with ethereal warmth and interjected groove to create a romantically dark world guided by interpretive lyrics about the human condition. Founded in 2008, the symbiotic core is comprised of Astral singer/guitarist Dave Han of San Francisco and bass courtesy of Natty D from Goiania, Brazil. “One of the few San Francisco bands to create something original and uninhibited: shoegaze influenced trip hop with an electronic edge." --San Francisco Chronicle
MANATEE
MANATEE
Oakland's mysterious Manatee are a fiery 4-piece who chart a fine line between the melodic aggression of mid-80s hardcore/punk and more contemplative rocking pop. The project dates back to 2006, beginning as the duo of Nik Carlson on bass and Black Tambourine/Whorl/Crabapples alumnus Mike Schulman on guitars and drums. Mainly a vehicle for beer-fueled weekly noise fests, Manatee did start accruing a catalog of tunes that were influenced by Flying Nun bands, '77 punk and psychedelic freeform noise.

The December 2011 release of the "Single Payer Class War" 7" flexi/download single delivered on that chaotic promise in spades. Pairing two more tunes from the 2009 session, this flexi is a sharp blast of punk energy, bringing to mind mid-80s SoCal pop-punk in the same way that label-mates Terry Malts do. Wrapped in a sleeve that's an homage to The Dils classic Dangerhouse single, these two songs are frantic, barely-controlled bursts of melodic fury, packed with guitar crunch galore, often exploding into shards of uncontrolled feedback. Not too bad for a bunch of old men.

Facebook comments:

Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com