By the sound of these songs, just peachy keen
I heard this song over the weekend, and I couldn't believe it was by Pinback. The Pinback I was introduced to my freshman year in college was a group from San Diego that wrote aching lyrics and subtle compositions that rarely rose above an in-doors voice.
Pinback - Good to Sea
they definitely sound more commercial on their new album, Autumn of the Seraphs, but I happen to think they wear commercial appeal quite well.
Portland's Helio Sequence have a new record out too. This reverb-heavy, Band of Horses-like number is lovely.
Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead
Sometimes-San Francsisco-resident Thao Nguyen [pictured] released her Kill Rock Stars debut, We Brave Bee Stings and All, yesterday. Thao's lilting vocals and folk bend are infectious.
Thao Nguyen - Bag of Hammers
Thao is currently on tour with her labelmates, Xiu Xiu.