Indie Rock

Foxtails Brigade Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow and Honey.Moon.Tree. Play The Night Light TONIGHT

Tonight is a rare & super-special Oakland Seaweed Sway show with three amazing folk bands performing in Oakland: Foxtails Brigade, Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow (touring through from Austin) and honey.moon.tree (Aslan Rife is in town from Seattle for HickeyFest, joined by locals Joe Lewis & Andrew Maguire). This is one of those line ups you may never see again, so take note and enjoy an evening of great music at The Night Light in Oakland!

   

JAUNT - NEW SINGLE "HELLO"

Hamilton jangle-poppers Jaunt have released a new track from their upcoming EP. "Hello" is a quick alt-pop tune with high end vocals laying quite comfortably over some jangly guitars. The whole tune slithers in and out of your mind like a dream. It's short and catchy. Definitely makes you want to hear more of this EP which will be released in July. - Kris Gies

   

Mood Music: Altadore - "Capable Wolf"

Summer's only officially been here for a few days but don't you already wish it was raining again? We do, and the perfect song to fit our rain ridden mood of longing happens to be the newest track from Altadore, titled "Capable Wolf."

Coming off his upcoming August release Opal, Luna, and Hymn on Randm Records, "Capable Wolf" tells of the heartache of an ending relationship. You can hear the sincerity of pain in David Katz's voice as he sings "I'm a wolf, I'm wolf/I don't know what I'm capable of/Just howling away most days." Featuring Patti King from Rad City on violin, her sister Kyleen King on viola and Jeff Bond on drums, Katz's vocal tones set over this Portland pro-played orchestral indie pop illcits shivers.

We'll just be wolves, howling away these hot ass days until we can brood without sweating. To put yourself in the mood, give "Capable Wolf" a listen below.

   

Remote Control Unite in Haunting Harmony at KFN June 29

A sinister murkiness compounded by the lure of percussive immediacy frame the dark wave of Remote Control, the latest project from Nicky Kulp (Far-Out Fangtooth, Creepoid). Male and female vocals hypnotically bounce off each other before ultimately uniting in haunting harmony. The trio brings their foreboding, night-crawling sound to Kung Fu Necktie tonight. A pair of Funeral Party Records labelmates in Nashville’s Western Medication, who bring a spring-loaded, daydreaming air with a heart-pounding push, and with a freshly released self-titled EP in hand, Australian outfit Death Bells create a steamy dream-pop landscape. The seductive, sinking-in, shoegaze-noise combination of Dulls gets things started. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $7, 21+ - Michael Colavita

   

West Coast Tour for The Unending Thread, Split to Come

In July The Unending Thread brings Southland twinklecore up the coast during the summer tour circuit, and are slated to release a split with Berkeley Emo quartet Forget It. through Old Press Recordings. From July 7 to 18th, The Unending Thread will trek up the 5-Interstate to Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington before coming back down for two more shows in San Francisco. The US-based, self-proclaimed "mediocre [tape] label" (with amazing bands) made the announcement on June 27 following a relocation to Utah from Maryland.

The San Fernando trio perform next at The Hi Hat on July 2nd with Youtube controllerist R!OT to support nu-jazz duo KNOWER's homecoming. Post good boba tea houses to hit up in the comments. - illustration: Renzon Sanchez