Strange Noises In an Abandoned Military Bunker

A few years back we were at an art show deep within an abandoned bunker in SF. There was a meeting place, some nearby parking lot, then someone would gather small groups and help show them the path into the bunker. Once we were a few rooms in, there were candles on the ground and urban explorer themed photos along the walls. It was pretty awesome.

About an hour later we had seen all the art and tasted as much cheap whiskey as we could stand, so we started exploring deeper and deeper within the tunnels. One of the rooms we found ourselves in had fantastic acoustic properties. It wasn’t much bigger than the rest of the rooms, but every sound we made just seemed to echo off the walls. So I turned my headlamp off and started to make an “ommmmm” sound, hoping my friends would join me. That’s when I discovered that our friend Ken was a skilled Tuvan throat singer, because of course he is.

Here is a short recording from that night:

 

Freq.Fest.SF, the Bay Area’s largest chiptune festival

freq fest sf

This week is Freq.Fest.SF, a two day chiptune festival happening at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco. There’s gonna be a ton of great bands playing so I highly recommend getting your ass down there to dance around to some lo-fi electro.

I’ll be playing an all Game Boy set on Thursday night. I hope you dance!

Performing live on Thursday night:

Casio Dad
Curious Quail
Kevyn Gnartinez Band
Doctor Popular
Extent of the Jam
Space Town
Together We Are Robots

Performing live on Friday night:

Crashfaster
E.N. Cowell
Here Between You Me
Paladin Shield
Slime Girls
Starpause
Trash80

 

“All Apologies” live in Oakland

We had a great time playing the Death, Taxes, and Chiptunes show in Oakland last week. We really dug seeing Robo Beat ‘Em Up, Cartoon Violence, and Continuum Kingdom. We played a lot of new songs that night including a brand new cover of Nirvana’s “All Apologies” that I wrote on my Gameboy. I don’t think we’ll ever record it in a studio, but here’s a live recording of the song courtesy The Stork Club’s sound guy.