We’ve been busy celebrating our awesome Featured Artist The Stone Foxes – and by ‘celebrating’ we mean a) posting lots of stuff about them, and b) cranking their records incredibly loud and dancing around with a bottle of whiskey in each hand until 4.30 in the morning. Mainly b), to be fair, but that’s just how we roll.
So far we’ve featured an exclusive article on the band and taken a look at their favorite songs of the moment … but what about their fellow BAMM.tv artists? We cracked open the vaults and allowed the Foxes to have a good old rummage through. They picked out the moments that inspired them the most. Want to take a look at them? Sure you do.
If you’ve been paying attention - and we hope you have, because there will be a surprise test later – you’ll be aware that we’ve chosen the amazing San Francisco three-piece Geographer as our Featured Artist. Why? Because they’re capable of heart-stopping performances like this, that’s why:
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What’s one cover song you think Geographer would knock out of the park?
We’ll pick the five best answers as the winners! The deadline is Monday 28th January, and we’ll in touch with the lucky victors next week – so remember to include your email when you register to comment (the email will remain unseen and private, of course.).
Well, it’s that time of the week when we usually select a member of the BAMM.tv Team to choose their favorite tunes of the moment … but, as we’ve installed the amazing San Francisco three-piece Geographer as our Featured Artist, we’ve handed the feature over to them. There’s just one slight twist – all their faves are from the BAMM.tv archive …
‘Better Way’ – The Soft White Sixties
These badasses play MUSIC, and they play it well and they play it raw. You get that “I’m listening to something good” feeling in your guts when you watch this.
Introducing BAMM.tv’s Featured Artist feature: a selection of great music, exclusive articles and prize giveaways (among other things) from one of our favorite up-and-coming artists. This month we put San Francisco three-piece Geographer under the spotlight …
Crack open the dictionary for a second. There’s something interesting about the definition of the word Geographer – “one who partakes in the study of the earth and its features and of the distribution of life on the earth, including human life”, and also charts an “ordered arrangement of constituent elements.”
Now, we’re not going to pretend that this definition is news to you (we hope you’ve proven yourself to be something of a smartypants by downloading the BAMM.tv app anyway, so we’re sure your literary skills are up to scratch). But think about it. Or – to be more specific – take a listen to Geographer’s music, then think about it.
Ordered arrangement? Yep – carefully crafted ciphers through which all sorts of melodic twists emerge. Constituent elements? Yep – an amalgamation of different sounds, instruments and genres fused to a cohesive and gripping whole. Human life? Oh yeah – like all great music, there’s a helluva lot of universal soul in there.
Not that they’d be so analytical about it. “We want to make good-sounding records,” they state, “and we want to play for people.”
So: are you one of those people yet? And if not, why not?
We’ve pointed out the greatness of Geographermany a time before here at BAMM.TV, and we’ve also been lucky enough to capture live performances by these San Francisco-based indie-rock favorites. If you’ve yet to experience their awesome sound for yourself, now would be the ideal time to catch up … seeing as their all-new album ‘Myth’ is set for release on the 28th February (next Tuesday).
Those of you lucky enough to count yourself as existing Geographer fans will be pleased to know that you can enjoy a sneak preview of the entire album before the official release, thanks to the lovely people over at Paste magazine. They’re streaming the whole thing online right now, and it’s in the best interests of your ears that you go and investigate right now.
Once you’ve enjoyed their new material, why not relive a classic BAMM performance too? Enjoy the above video which captures a fantastic live version of ‘Paris.’
Life can be tough when you have a bad sense of direction. One minute you can be certain of reaching your destination on time, the next minute your sub-par map-reading skills have landed you smack-bang in hillbilly central, surrounded by banjo players with webbed fingers and rage-filled rednecks (or Tea Party HQ, as we believe its called). Despite their name, Geographer won’t be able to help you out direction-wise, but at least their awesome brand of indie-electro-dream-rock will give you something cool to listen to on your journey.
We caught this incredible performance – with invaluable help from our buddies at Noise Pop and Audyssey – at San Francisco’s majestic Engine Works. The band laid down an acoustic set to an intimate audience, and with just a single click on the video above, you can experience the brilliant ‘Paris’ for yourself.
Here’s a great – and needless to say, exclusive – performance taken from this year’s Noise Pop Festival, held at The Independent in San Francisco. Fans of New Order and electro-tinged rock in general had better listen up: you might well have just found your new favourite band. Geographer are a three-piece indie-electro band who combine awesome synth sounds with haunting melodies and raw, emotional power. ‘Original Sin’ is a particular highlight among their ever-expanding catalogue, and you can check it out in the video above.