PICTURE THIS: Trans Am @ The Independent, SF 6/4/14
After seeing Trans Am play a few times over two decades, they never disappoint. Multi-instrumentalist Nathan Means and Philip Manley switch between vocals, keys, bass and guitar. Their sound is a mix of heavy bass chords, keys, rocking riffs, complex drums, and sprinkled in vocoder. The fluidity and skill of Sebastian Thomson’s drumming is amazing. He plays a fairly stripped down 4-piece kit, but plays it with the versatility of a 10-piece kit. You would think his single pedal was a double, because his bass drum action is so on point.
Check out a full photo gallery of Trans Am bringing post-rock back to San Francisco HERE!