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Video Premiere: Heavy Hawaii – “Super Bowl XXIX”

San Diego’s Heavy Hawaii have just released the video for their new track, “Super Bowl XXIX.” The eerie clip finds the band members wearing masks and performing a synchronized dance routine in a parking garage. Could the masks be a metaphor for the identity-stifling helmets that football players are forced to wear, while the parking structure represents the cold, rigid conformity of the football field? Yeah, we don’t think so either.

“Super Bowl XXIX” is alternately poppy and funereal, allowing its I-IV-V riff to hang around just long enough to get stuck in your head. The song is the A-side on Heavy Hawaii’s new 7-inch, which also includes the tracks “Boy Season” and “Live Outside.” The record is available now on Art Fag Recordings in a limited run of 500, and you can order a copy for yourself here.

Poetic Memory: Plateaus (List)

MP3: Plateaus – “Beach Coma”

This Saturday, August 20, San Diego punk band Plateaus will play the Soda Bar with fellow locals Heavy Hawaii, Beaters, and LA’s Bleached.

Plateaus, whose name comes from a “tongue-in-cheek statement about the SoCal music scene,” are comprised of Kevin Gist (lead guitar, vocals), Chris Rosi (rhythm guitar, vocals), Elliott Moeller (bass), and Jon Greene (drums). The band was founded by Greene (who has produced bands like Dum Dum Girls, Crocodiles, and The Soft Pack) and Gist with the intention of creating a form of “deranged but classic pop music.”

In an attempt to familiarize you with the band and their sound, we asked Plateaus for five songs that are important to them. You can read their Poetic Memory below. Continue reading…

Comic-Con Gets a Soundtrack

Comic-Con is all about excess. Every year, the masses converge upon our humble city to gorge themselves on heaping servings of pop-culture goodness. And while Comic-Con spotlights all the movies, television, comics, and video games you can shake your replica Staff of Gandalf at, there’s one medium where the event always falls short: music. Continue reading…

Live Photos: FM94/9 Independence Jam at the Oceanside Pier, June 5, 2011

Photos by Natalie Kardos

Despite a last-minute cancellation by Lykke Li, a sold-out crowd showed up Sunday for the FM94/9 Independence Jam in Oceanside. Several local bands on the Casbah stage traded sets with the main stage acts as the smell of kettle corn wafted through the air. The sun was out, the surf was near, and the music was top-notch as usual.

Photos of Everest, Heavy Hawaii, Surfer Blood, Band of Skulls, The Soft Pack, Crocodiles, Peter Bjorn and John, The Silent Comedy, and Cold War Kids are below. Continue reading…