Weekly Roundup: together PANGEA, Winter, Cass McCombs, En, Wand

Posted by Billy Gil, October 15, 2015 03:45pm | Post a Comment

together PANGEA – “Blue Mirror”

We loved together PANGEA’s last album, Badillac, but this is just next-level. Produced by The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, there’s more than a little bit of that band’s piss ‘n’ vinegar as filtered through TP’s surfy garage pop melodies (that sounded a lot grosser than I meant it to). The jangly track comes rom The Phage EP, which is out tomorrow on Burger.


Winter“All the Things You Do”

Winter’s Supreme Blue Dream has been one of the sweetest albums to come out of L.A. this year, a candy-colored swirl of shoegaze guitars and feathery melodies. “All the Things You Do” continues in that same vein, its loungey chords and kaleidoscope synths giving way to bruising guitar swells. It’s the first new song they’ve released since Supreme Blue Dream and could be on a new album the band is looking to release next year. They’ll be at S.F.’s Brick and Mortar Oct. 18 and L.A.’s Echo Nov. 24. Download the song now from!


Cass McCombs “Evangeline”

This jaunty power-popper from Cass McCombs is from an upcoming rarities and B-sides comp called A Folk Set Apart (due Dec. 11 on Domino), collecting material from 2003-2014. Many of the set’s 19 tracks were previously sold on split 7”s at shows, and members of such bands as Deerhoof, Gang Gang Dance and, er, Phish appear. Catch him tonight with Kurt Vile in S.F. at Slim’s or tomorrow night at the Fillmore. Download the song now on!


En – “Blonde Is Back”

en bandBeautiful, overwhelming drone from the Bay Area composers Maxwell August Croy and James Devane. This warm swath of noise must be what you hear when you’re floating up to heaven, with airy synths rising over static beneath. It’s from the duo’s upcoming album City of Brides, out next month on Students of Decay.


Wand – “Sleepy Dog” video

One of the best songs from Wand’s excellent new album gets a fun new animated video. The video tells of a poor dog’s hellish journey in a surrealist style inspired by early computer animation as well as early animation of the “Steamboat Willie” variety. Always cool stuff coming from these guys. The psych-rockin’ 1000 Days is out now. They’ll be at the Echo Oct. 28 and S.F.’s Brick and Mortar Oct. 29. Watch below via Spin.


Shows This Weekend

Friday: The War on Drugs and Christopher Owens at the Greek ($35)

Saturday: Deerhunter and Atlas Sound at the Regent ($25)

Sunday: Gang of Four at the Echoplex ($24)

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