Decades Magazine and Positive Destruction Presents
MELTED TOYS, MEMORIES (Portland), PERMANENT COLLECTION, CREEPERS
DJ's Byron Blum (POW!) & Jess Labs (Chasms)
May 19, 2012 9:00 pm - 1:45 am Add to Cal //=$other_events?>
Time: 9:00pm Day: Saturday Ages: 21+ Ages Price: $5
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Decades Magazine (www.decadesmagazine.tumblr.com) and Positive Destruction (www.positivedestruction.com) Presents:
Melted Toys - Brian Wakefield, Daniel Rosado and Steven Harkins make up the San Francisco trio Melted Toys. With only an EP to their name - Washed & Dried on Underwater Peoples - they've already scored a fair amount of coverage on various blogs. On screen and on record, they come off as self-effacing guys whose South Bay roots come through in melody-dense songs tailored for late-night drives on the 280. While they're tight-lipped when it comes to personal information, tracks like "Come On" don't need much context to stand out. Drizzly guitar lines play out over a kinda nerdy drum machine; the melodies are as affirming and baroque as anything Felt did, while the production and pacing bring to mind the strangely under appreciated Duster (another band with San Jose connections). The band members insist they're not conscious of influences when they write, and that's totally believable. More than musical references, Melted Toys' music seems intended to communicate the pleasure of making music with friends you've known for a long time.
Memories - Portland fuzz-jangle merchants the Memories are readying their self-titled debut LP for release on Underwater Peoples. The record's out April 24; "Softly" is an appropriately distanced, charmingly ramshackle cut from that album.
Permanent Collection - Robert Christgau described Sonic Youth as “not peering into the fissure (but) barreling down the turnpike like the fissure ain’t there.” No other contemporary pop group strives to mine that mentality like San Francisco’s Permanent Collection does. The band’s punk infused, fuzzed out pop will leave your ears ringing and your heart stinging. For the forthcoming LP, Newly Wed Nearly Dead the band turned to cult music icons Monte Vallier (of Swell/Half-Church and owner of Ruminator Audio) and Kramer (producer of groups such as Galaxie 500 and Low) for recording and mastering. Carving out new territory for the band, this album will have your brain crooning and undoubtedly fall into your subconscious.
Creepers - www.creeperssf.bandcamp.com