Wallpaper's pattern: party-ready indie singles

Brown bag Wallpaper's infectious beats to the face!

I guess it's time to move past the Bay Area party blowout that was last week and into, well hell, more parties – San Fran's no one-binge pony, after all.

Luckily, these post-World Series, pre-holiday days coincide nicely with the return of Wallpaper to the Bay Area. The indie-pop Oakland duo who made its name with the slo-mo champagne stumble-through video, “I Got Soul, I'm So Wasted” and its remix of Das Racist's “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” is playing The Independent tonight (Mon/8).

And holler, they're bringing their newest handsintheairlikeyoudon'tcare banger with them, “Indian Summer.” We got the video (recorded last week using Red Bull and a dash-mounted flip camera somewhere in a desert that materialized between the group's tour gigs) for your viewing pleasure. Sound quality is middling, but the sentiment we like.

Wallpaper's "Indian Summer Desert Session"

The song is like, made for these November days of milk, honey, and short-wearing jags for the optimistic among us, right lead singer Eric Federic? “I was born and raised in the Bay Area. I have memories of being confused about why it was July and it was so cold -- my birthday's in July,” said Federic, an Oakland native, who took his eyes off the road between his shows in Boise and Seattle's Showbox at the Market to talk to SFBG on the phone about that perma-fave topic of discussion among Bay Area-ites: meterological variances. 

“I'd remember we'd be so hot and sweaty and restless, we'd all get Astro Pops or whatever. I have all these great memories of growing up in this Bay Area weather system - it being warm up until the wee hours of the morning,” Federic said.

Cause for celebration, or at least for another single. Wallpaper's well-known for its ability to mock up hot videos in a timely manner, which may explain the group's success over the last year or so. And regardless of the temperature outside, you can achieve maximum condensation levels at its live show. Jump around with Ricky Reed, Federic's self-hyping flashbanger character of “I've Got Soul, I'm So Wasted” and feel good about heading into the championship rounds of holiday party season.


W/ The Heavy and DJ Aaron Axelsen

Mon/8 8 p.m., $15

The Independent

628 Divisadero, SF

(415) 771-1421



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