PICTURE THIS: Trans Am @ The Independent, SF 6/4/14

June 06. 2014 | By Leslie Hampton

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.

Trans Am @ The Independent, SF 6/4/14

Trans Am @ The Independent, SF 6/4/14

Trans Am @ The Independent, SF 6/4/14

Check out a full photo gallery of Trans Am bringing post-rock back to San Francisco HERE!

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