Sandy’s + Nine Pound Shadow
Dreamy CA-style pop
Door at 5 pm | Show at 5:30 pm
$18 UCBG Member
$15 Youth (5 – 17)
On his new EP, Prom, songwriter Alexi Glickman (Sandy) wraps five melodic gems with layers of vintage tape echo and open tuned Stratocaster shimmer for a dreamy late summer slow dance. Recorded mostly live to a 1960s Scully 4-track in a house in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California, Prom centers around Sandy’s guitar–an on old Fender, open tuned, echoplexed—reverberating in the wood panels of the forest dwelling turned recording studio.
Sandy’s band, including Burton Li, Dave Muller, and Ezra Lipp, blend into one instrument— winding through rich harmonic passages like they were riding a resonant wave.
Praise for Sandy’s:
“Imagine if The Beach Boys recorded Pet Sounds again after listening to the Polyvinyl back catalog and you get some idea of where this is rooted” – New Noise Magazine
“A short, but sweet collection of five melodic gems” – KCRW RADIO
“Fourth Dementia…it’s a blissful, reverb-soaked rush of feeling, all open chords and twilight madness.” – SF Weekly
“Together, they build giant sized harmonies and resonating echoed guitar work that sounds like it was filtered through a glorious, sunny ’70s filter. Sometimes straight up breezy California surf rock, other times venturing into more hazy psyche-pop, imagine if The Beach Boys recorded Pet Sounds again after listening to the Polyvinyl back catalog and you get some idea of where this is rooted.” -New Noise Magazine
Nine Pound Shadow
Nine Pound Shadow is a band of two brothers from Berkeley. With a new EP due in October, two early singles – Melody and Bridges – powerfully illustrate the scuzzy beauty of their era-transcending music. Melody was featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered and chosen as one of 11 songs to launch Brian (aka “Danger Mouse”) Burton’s new record label, 30th Century Records, and Bridges was recently picked as one of Apple Music’s Best of the Week and held a place on Spotify’s Viral 50 in the US. Along with other 30th Century Records artists, the band is planning to tour this winter in support of the EP release.