100 Records is Sonny Smith’s (Sonny and The Sunsets) mad world of imagined rock created with the help of musical friends: Ty Segall, Tim Cohen (Fresh & Onlys), Heidi Alexander (The Sandwitches) and more of San Francisco’s best and brightest.
Turn Up Records and Sonny Smith are proud to present a five disc limited edition 7″ boxed set. The box titled “100 Records Volume 2: I Miss The Jams” will be in stores November 16th (or can be purchased here.)
Here’s Earth Girl Helen Brown singing “I Wanna Do It”
TheBloodbeat recently caught up with the Sandwitches over a few drinks to hear what’s been going on since their record, How to Make Ambient Sad Cake, and get a little more sense of how these Bay Area suburbanites came to make their rustic jams.
James Finch Jr. (one of our, dare i say, “staff” musicians) has created this haunting version of Silent Night with the help of our great San Francisco talented buddies including Sandwitch Heidi Alexander. Beautiful!
This past Friday The Sandwitches cooked up a great radio show filled with great music they’ve listened to too many times. With Stereo Steve on the KUSF console, Heidi and Grace broadcast an hour of music they dig. Check it out, it’s a lot of fun! Thanks to KUSF and kusf-archives.org for the mp3!
Here’s a really nice review of “How To Make Ambient Sad Cake” this time from the music lover behind the “Raven Sings the Blues” blog.
“Received a copy of The Sandwitches How To Make Ambient Sadcake in the mail last week and its been spinning on the turntable ever since. It’s a hard nugget to crack, with those sweet girl group overtones and harmonies one minute then the slow burn of gothic folk the next. Their approach is eclectic in style but somehow ends up feeling like one big picture once you back up just a few feet. The dissolution of the American dream from the Shagri-Las to Box Car folk, dust bowl Americana to smoldering 70′s arena ballad femme fatales; its all here and nothing is spared The Sandwitches delicate touch. In a blur of straw and taffeta the band works their way through an album’s worth of free swinging and tight woven pop that leaves a cool shiver down your spine, assuring you something special just wafted through your life. Definitely one not a one off listen, it takes a while to peel back the layers of Ambient Sadcake but once you reach the golden center its all worth it.”