Two solo albums deep, Wymond Miles has risen as an ardent songwriter and performer who stands confidently as a separate entity from his long-time band, The Fresh & Onlys. Though threads of his band's garage rock sound can be heard throughout his own work, he uses his solo project to weave a decidedly prettier, poppier and more outwardly emotional sonic tapestry. Despite its pristine packaging, his sound is also darker than Fresh & Onlys' music and still driven by his characteristic guitar textures. Miles is playing a rare solo set tonight at Bottom of the Hill, and he has promised, via his Facebook page, that there will be roses, so get ready for some romantic, post punk vibes.
Joining Miles is San Francisco's own burgeoning rock and roll band, The Spyrals, who have been spreading their jangly, psych-tinged and blues-rooted music around The Bay Area since the late 2000s. Though the band initially established a wandering, sinister sound with its eponymous debut LP, the three-piece outfit injected its music with a fresh sense of urgency to create the tighter, faster compositions of its sophomore record, Out of Sight, which was released last year with Mock Records.
Rounding out the night will be Boston-based outfit Quilt. Currently on a North American Tour that will eventually become a European excursion, this dreamy pop band has captured the hearts of indie and psychedelic audiences alike with its surfy riffs, psychedelic fuzz and three-part harmonies. - Lauren Espina