The Daily Choice: The Sandwitches – Grey Wizard
I’ve been attempting as of late, what with a larger role on this here site in the makings, to shovel my way in to the tight knit circle of amazing musicians located here in the Bay Area. And just like that, as I’m scratching my brain curious as to how I even break the surface, In A Cloud: New Sounds From San Francisco pops up on my radar, all aglow with the fresh faces of SF eager and waiting for me to lace them about my ears.
Even more exciting, this vinyl only, 500-print compilation (get ‘em fast!) features a track by newfound life-loves The Sandwitches. I posted earlier about their garage-flecked girl-group sound, and after nearly fainting with love at a recent show of theirs, my heart has only swelled more. It’s pressing against my ribcage, making it difficult to breath.
This is a slow burner of a track, a ditty you might refer to as “up-beat” on first listen. Give it a few though and yes, the breathy brush work propels it forward, but those vocals, all strapped-on acoustic gee-tar and big hair, pull it back a bit.
Simmer it down you might say, to a sadder place.
In other news involving garage-y girl groups …
I posted this rough version of Vivian Girls’ cover of The Chantel’s “He’s Gone” a while back and received a slew of backhandedly positive reviews. Welp, the ladies are releasing the track as a b-side to their upcoming single and I thought, why not showcase this splendific track again. Let the spears and arrows fly.
Thanks to Gorilla vs. Bear for fueling my post in all ways this morning.