Admiral Radley

The Vapor Room Presents

Admiral Radley

Typhoon, Social Studies, Fake Your Own Death

Wed, February 23, 2011

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Bottom of the Hill

San Francisco, CA

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

$12. adv. & $14. @ door

Admiral Radley
Admiral Radley
Because Grandimart and Earlidaddy sound more like fish oil candies your great grandmother would love to force upon you, the members of Grandaddy and Earlimart settled on the name Admiral Radley, having less to do with either of their names or sound than any other conceivable name. The Admiral’s debut album, I Heart California (The Ship, 2010), combines the best parts of the two bands into a song-centered musical escapade through the Golden State.

After leaving the taxtastic California to Montana, Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle’s sentiments about the beacon of the West Coast weren’t all rosy. The most obvious is the mention of “long walks on the five,” in the album’s title track. Even driving on the five is horrible, but walking? I can already smell the cow pastures.

Not that the music is at all offensive to anyone living in the Golden State. The songs instinctively pique ears with their plush instrumentation and thoughtful lyrics. The breathy vocals demand attention and justly deliver. Guitars, bass, drums and keyboards round out the sound in this well-produced group of Jason Lytle and Aaron Burtch of Grandaddy, and Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray of Earlimart. Lytle and Espinoza share songwriting duties, and their influences on the band’s sound can be heard in each song, except “I’m All Fucked on Beer”…pretty sure that was written by Pabst.

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Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon’s sophomore album, Hunger and Thirst, features lo-fi recording of simple-yet-delicate songs balanced by horns, guitars (at least 3), bass, drums, vocals and mallet percussion. The Portland dectet (that’s a group of 10) knows when to play and when to hold back, earning top album of 2010 nods from Oregon Public Broadcasting and Verbicide Magazine. Typhoon’s music moves in waves, so grab a board and ride the sweet harmonies along the coast.

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Fake Your Own Death
Fake Your Own Death
Energetic music with frustrated vocals is the first impression of Fake Your Own Death. A sound similar to a less repetitive Interpol, this San Francisco group is comprised of former members of Elephone, Univac and American Mars from SF, LA and Detroit, respectively. After jamming together a few times, the trio reportedly liked the sound so much they left their current bands at the time to dedicate themselves fully to this project.

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Venue Information:
Bottom of the Hill
1233 17th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://bottomofthehill.com/