On the Rise 2014: A mixtape

Dear local musicians,

There’s kind of no non-awkward way to say this, but: We like you. A lot.

In honor of this week’s On the Rise issue, which celebrates the diversity and energy and inspirations and favorite sandwiches of some of the Bay Area’s most promising bands, we crafted this mix that’s rife with coded messages about our true feelings for you made up of songs by this year’s OTR artists.

Track Listing
1. “Harlem” — Cathedrals
2. “Change My Ways” — Tony Molina
3. “Leaving Soon” — Meklit
4. “Ode To Russia” — Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony
5. “Betray The Sea” — Annie Girl & The Flight
6. “Wake Up” — Rocky Rivera
7. “Sadie” — Astronauts, etc.
8. “Integrated Circuit” — Useless Eaters
9. “Collapsing Obsidian Sun” — Friction Quartet
10. “Black Friday/Soul On Ice” — Nu Dekades
11. “Church of SoMA [excerpt]” — Avalon Emerson

…so, did you, like, have a date for the prom yet? Just out of curiosity. We have a flask.

Your friend,
The SF Bay Guardian