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Sic Alps clamber back into view

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Darkness on the edge of 22 songs: Sic Alps looked to Napa State Hospital for initial inspiration when creating their new album

Further, the band is currently honing that bristling, dense thicket of echo with simpatico sound maestro Eric Bauer, once Donovan's bandmate in Big Techno Werewolves. Just in time for a new growth spurt, Sic Alps recently bunked down in Bauer's basement-based Chinatown analog studio, where Segall recorded his last album, the Oh Sees tracked its next full-length, and the Mantles jotted down a 7-inch. "When the iron was hot, we were like, 'Fuck it,' " says Donovan. After doing the 9-to-5, the band is ready for something more, though Donovan amiably confesses, "I want the rock 'n' roll lifestyle without getting paid for doing rock 'n' roll. I only work two days a week, but I have a rock 'n' roll lifestyle — without the money."

SIC ALPS

With the Mumlers, Big Eagle, Bart Davenport, and the Moore Brothers

Sat/4, 8 p.m., $10–$15 sliding scale

Rickshaw Stop

155 Fell, SF

www.rickshawstop.com

 

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