SF Weekly presents
Warm Soda, Will Sprott (of the Mumlers)
Sat, June 23, 2012
Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pmThe Independent
$10 ADV - $12 DOOR
Tickets Available at the Door
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.theindependentsf.com/event/132085/
You've probably already heard from the minds behind Stripmall Architecture but just don't yet realize it yet. Rebecca and Ryan Coseboom have collaborated with groundbreaking Cocteau Twins guitarist Robin Guthrie, legendary Nine Inch Nails/Depeche Mode producer John Fryer, James Lavelle's UNKLE, and underground avant-cellist Zoe Keating. Ryan worked with DJ Shadow on his infamous Radiohead remix and crashed the Billboard dance chart all the way to #1 with a tongue-in-cheek remix of Rod Stewart's sleazy frat-anthem, 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?'. For years, while known as Halou (on the iconoclastic Nettwerk label), they packed venues in San Francisco, toured the US with the legendary Bob Mould and played all the festivals including SXSW, Bumbershoot and even the SF International Film Festival.
These days, the pair are laser-focused on their own material and have put together a band that has instantly become one of the most unique and acclaimed in the once-again vibrant San Francisco music scene. Much has been written about the band already by everyone from Wired, MSNBC and CMJ to Laughing Squid, Future Music and local rags and papers up and down the west coast and across the country.
Deciding against the antiquated label deals they fell victim to in previous projects, Stripmall Architecture boldly embraced Kickstarter right as it was getting started and raised more money than most bands receive when they sign their major-label deals. The band took the funds and produced a collection of tracks that establishes them as something new to look out for over the next year.
Stripmall Architecture has already been embraced by radio heavyweights KCRW and KEXP and local college and online stations like KUSF, SOMA FM and WOXY (RIP). You know, where the tastemakers spin not what is already ubiquitous, but what to listen for next.
Feathersongs For Factory Girls, Part Two is out now.