Coast Narcs: Noise Narcs Checks out Portland and San Fran’s Music Scene. Plus: New Sonny and the Sunsets

Phew. Blogging’s hard work. Typing. While sitting. With headphones on. Sure makes one’s bones tired. So to relieve the strain, two of the Narcs (Billy L and myself) will be taking off for the West Coast tomorrow. But because blogging is already a vacation, we’ll be “working”: checking out two of Philly’s musical sister cities, Portland and San Francisco. Our other contributors will do sporadic regular posting, and we’ll occasionally throw up a post form the road. Expect a full report the week of March 7.

To launch the feature, tomorrow on Monday we’ll be posting a long-form interview with Jeremy Barnes from A Hawk and a Hacksaw (and formerly of Neutral Milk Hotel). Jeremy’s from Alberquerque, but he’ll be playing in San Francisco on March 3rd at Cafe du Nord [Buy Tickets].

But, since San Francisco’s Sonny and the Sunsets just announced a new album and released a track, we’ll have to pre-launch the feature now. Hard to believe that their sophomore is already here given the number of side projects that frontman Sonny Smith has been working on. But this is welcome news, and a tasty tease of San Francisco’s wonderful garage scene. Hit After Hit will sees a April 12 release from Fat Possum.

Sonny and the Sunsets, “I Wanna Do It”

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