MizMuze

Inspiring the masses, one post at a time.

Song of the Day – Wednesday 6/1/2011 Oberhofer June 1, 2011

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Even though MizMuze has been under the weather, I felt much better after seeing Oberhofer open up for Neon Indian and Sleigh Bells [SB absolutely slayed the crowd, (or is it slew?)] at The Independent on Monday!

20-year-old Brad Oberhofer and the rest of the band put on a great show, so check them out next time they’re in town…

Oberhofer – Away Frm U

http://www.myspace.com/oberhofermusic

 

Song of the Day – Wednesday 3/16/2011 GROUPLOVE March 16, 2011

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So another year of SXSW is here, and another year MizMuze isn’t there…sad.  But I’m gonna try and feature a few of the bands I’d see if I was there…

LA-based GROUPLOVE will play at SXSW and then head directly to SF for their show at The Independent on 3/23/2011…

GROUPLOVE – Colours

http://www.myspace.com/groupmusic

http://www.grouplovemusic.com/

 

Song of the Day – Wednesday 02.02.2011 Braids February 2, 2011

Braids are a Canadian four-piece that mix experimental pop with neo-psychedelia and have been described by the New York Times as a band that “makes dreamy songs that fly with real velocity, a combination made possible by the band’s moving in so many directions at once.”

The band’s debut album, Native Speaker was released on 1.18.2011…see them at the Rickshaw Stop on 5.4.2011 when they open up for Baths…

Braids – Lemonade

http://www.myspace.com/braidsmusic

 

Song of the Day – Thursday 12/30/2010 Two Wounded Birds December 30, 2010

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Better late than never…

Two Wounded Birds are a four-piece from Margate,England who formed in 2008 .  Their album, Keep Dreaming Baby was released on 12/5/2010 and you can stream it here!

Two Wounded Birds – My Lonesome

http://twowoundedbirds.com/

http://www.myspace.com/twowoundedbirdsofficial

 

Song of the Day – Tuesday 12/21/2010 Psychic Powers December 21, 2010

Psychic Powers are Nik Brinkman (Over the Atlantic) and Alejandro Cohen (Lanquis) who met in LA in 2007 and created their songs through internet jam sessions as Nik was home in New Zealand.  In early 2010 they met again and completed their debut album, Infinity which is scheduled to be released this month. 

Drawing on influences from labels such as 4AD, Flying Nun, Sarah and Creation Records, the duo blends electronic pop music reminiscent of the 90′s, but with a totally modern twist…

Psychic Powers – The Portal (James Figurine Remix)

http://www.myspace.com/psychicpowers

 

Song of the Day – Monday 12/20/2010 Young Prisms December 20, 2010

San Francisco psychedelic/shoegazing/garage/beach-pop quintet Young Prisms are preparing for the January 18 release of their debut full-length Friends For Now on Kanine Records who have described the Young Prisms’ sound as “this music will make you want to drop acid and become a recluse. Or it will make you even less excited to work your shitty day job. Or it will make you jump up and down in a dark crowded room while your eardrums bleed. Or it will make you feel something secret like happiness, minus any sentimental whimsicality. Or it will make you want to read Sarte, or graphic comic books, or maybe Hunter Thompson. And in one hundred years when people want to know what it felt like to be young on the West Coast in the early new millennium, they might just put on this record, by these rising kings (and queen) of Psychedelic Slackerdom.”

The single “These Days” was released as a 7″ split with Mathemagic on Atelier Ciseaux.

Check out Young Prisms when they hit the stage at Bottom of the Hill on 1/19/2011…

Young Prisms – These Daze:

http://www.myspace.com/youngprisms

 

Song of the Day – Friday 12/2/2010 Freedom or Death December 3, 2010

Toronto duo Steve Fernandez and Sway, aka Freedom or Death, have been involved in the Canadian music world for the past 20 years as DJ’s, music teachers, and as past employees for Sony’s music label.  

Their time spent at a major label gave the two working-knowledge of how the music industry treats their musicians and oftentimes stifles their creativity.  Those lessons inspired the group’s name which comes from the Greek War For Independence where the battle cry was “Freedom or Death.”  As an unsigned band, the group “have the freedom to make the music and the artistic choices that they want” but the true test will come when the labels come a knockin’…

Freedom or Death – This Crowded Room

http://www.myspace.com/freedomordeathmusic

 

Song of the Day – Thursday 12/2/2010 La Sera December 2, 2010

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Katy Goodman (aka Kickball Katy) of the Vivian Girls and All Saints Day recently started a new solo project, La Sera. The “Never Come Around” b/w “Behind Your Eyes” 7″ dropped on 11/16/2010 and the debut full-length album is scheduled to be released on Hardly Art in early 2011.

The video for “Never Come Around” mixes Katy’s dreamy vocals with nightmarish dismemberment…when she says “never come around” she’s doing you a favor. 

La Sera – Never Come Around

http://www.myspace.com/iamkatygoodman

 

Song of the Day – Tuesday 11/16/2010 The Radio Dept. November 16, 2010

Swedish fuzz-pop/twee pop trio, The Radio Dept. have released their third album, Clinging to a Scheme on 4/1/2010 on the Labrador label.  TRD will hit the stage at The Independent in San Francisco on 2/15/2011…

The Radio Dept. – Heaven’s On Fire

http://www.myspace.com/officialradiodept

http://theradiodept.com/

 

Song of the Day – Monday 11/1/2010 Wild Nothing November 1, 2010

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Wild Nothing is the solo project from Virginia’s Jack Tatum, who has gone from a one-man recording project, to a full four-piece touring band. 

Tatum explains the difference between recording the album by himself to touring as a band: “In a lot of ways you lose a lot of stuff, but you gain a certain amount of energy that wasn’t there on the recording.  Live, we’ve kind of run into more of a rock band, if that makes any sense.  There’s that general energy about it, where it’s the live drums and everything is just a little louder and faster.  And it has a different feel, which I think is good.  At least for me, when I see a live band, it’s nice if everything is happening and all the instruments are being played right there.”  Wild Nothing played Popscene in September, but are sure to head back to the Bay very soon…

Wild Nothing’s debut album, Gemini was released on 5/25/2010 and has drawn comparisons to the Eighties Elite: Johnny Marr, The Cure, New Order and the Cocteau Twins…    

Wild Nothing – Summer Holiday

http://www.myspace.com/wildnothing