Geographer, a band that I consider to be one of the most notable up-and-comers within the Bay Area music scene, has been quietly inciting audiences across the country with their unique sound and passionate live performances for a few years now. In fact, many Geographer fans will tell the story of falling in love with this band purely by accident after hearing them open for Stars during their east coast tour last year.
Personally, I’ve been hooked since first hearing the band’s single, “Can’t You Wait” featured on a Soundcheck playlist several months ago. Geographer‘s style can be described as – well, hard to describe. This three-member ensemble favors a lonely falsetto spinning poetry over a foundation of cello and synthesized beats. The result is a remarkable sound that is both pop and gothic, rich and delicate, and beautiful and haunting.
Already the darlings of music critics, Geographer has been billed as a ‘need to know’ San Francisco band and recognized by Spin Magazine as one of the best undiscovered bands. Geographer have been building upon their notoriety and recently performed at the 2011 South by Southwest music festival in Austin, TX. Despite all this buzz, the band has no tour dates currently planned. Use Geographer‘s website as a launch pad to downloads or to get the latest on scheduled performances: www.geographermusic.com. Or catch one of their often little-publicized local shows by checking the performance schedule at your favorite San Francisco music venue – I’d love to hear comments from anyone who saw them live at SXSW a couple of weeks ago or at The Independent in February!
Geographer – Can’t You Wait
- Geographer Maps Out a Memorable Set Despite Injuries (spinner.com)
- 2/23: Geographer @ the Independent (sfgate.com)