HEAR THIS: The Sandwitches
At first glimpse, The Sandwitches might come off as the Bay Area’s response to LA’s Dum Dum Girls but there’s more to both bands than women doing rockabilly. For instance, The Sandwitches infuse San Francisco’s trademark garage-rock sound with atmospheric, gothy spookiness, and the vocal duo of Heidi Alexander and Grace Cooper astonishes with their versatility and country-stippled polish. The Sandwitches‘ existence in nostalgialand is that of abnormally skilled bricoleurs: while the material they work with hints at familiar times and places, the way they put it all together sounds refreshingly unique and justly engrossing.
The band’s second collection of subtle Western punk-pop, Mr. Jones’ Cookies came out in March through Empty Cellar; you can also check their latest 7″ The Pearl/Benny’s Memory Palace (this one’s on Seattle’s Hardly Art Records).