(Oakland): "Sweet indie dream music for your ears," according to
Myspace -- as opposed to that sweet indie dream music for your armpits,
we guess. Female vocals, twinkling pianos, and, uh, sweetness.
New Cadence (San Ramon): No music online that we could find, but, like us, this group is from San Ramon, so take that how you will.
(Alameda) Melodic indie-pop with hooks to spare, rabid vocals, and songs
that move faster than a sexually frustrated 15-year-old can bounce his
The Trophy Fire (San Francisco) Gleaming, carefully crafted pop-rock with piano aplenty and emo lyrics.Beta State (Los Gatos):
More adolesecent angst/insecurity melded to loud-quiet-loud dynamics,
hugely growling guitar chords, and yelping youngster vowels.
Kid Savant (San
Francisco): Like Coldplay, but with more synths and even more girly
vocals -- at least on one song. Other songs remind us of Interpol and
Hot Chip, which is a lot of territory to cover. Also: props on the use of auto tune, guys.The Soft White Sixties (San Francisco): It's still 1969 where these guys live, and Altamont hasn't happened yet.