Baylist: March 14, 2017
Baylist – a curated weekly playlist published on Tuesdays containing tracks that have caught Omnisound's attention, relevant to the Bay Area and beyond!
By Nicole White
By Nicole White
“Another Day in Paradise” by Quinn XCII
I found Quinn XCII through my Discover Weekly last week and then discovered that he played a show at the Rickshaw Stop last Wednesday and I am really bummed that I had not heard of him a week sooner! The Detroit-based artist has a really interesting blend of sounds ranging from EDM to reggae that make his music unique. I love the track “Another Day in Paradise” and I think you will too!
“For Elise” by Saint Motel
Saint Motel will be opening for Panic! At The Disco and Misterwives at the Oracle in Oakland on Saturday, March 25. I saw the band on their headlining tour last September when they played at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and I can confirm that they put on a great live show that I would definitely recommend. Check out the fun little groove in the song “For Elise” from their latest 2016 album saintmotelevision. Saint Motel will also be performing at the BottleRock festival in Napa this May!
“Anyone (feat. Former Vandal)” by Lauren Sanderson
“Anyone” is a catchy song I came across last week by Lauren Sanderson featuring Former Vandal, who also has a nice discography himself. A newcomer to the music industry, Sanderson is a 21 year old singer songwriter from Indiana who has only been producing music for a year. Also from Indiana and describing himself as a “weird kid writing pop songs,” Former Vandal is another small artist who I’m expecting to rise in the near future. I’d recommend checking out his 5 song EP Buzzkill that came out in January.
“Silhouettes” by Colony House
I saw Colony House open for Kongos at the Fillmore in San Francisco back in 2015 and now they will be back in that Bay on Tuesday, March 28 for a headlining show at the Chapel in San Francisco! “Silhouettes” is a classic indie pop song, but it’s definitely a good one!
“Snake Boy City” by SAKIMA
SAKIMA is a small artist from London. Last week, I saw one of his songs titled “Snake Boy City” on Spotify and expected the worst based off of the name, but I was actually pleasantly surprised. This song is catchy! I keep playing it–I have adapted the meaning to college life, especially at UC Berkeley... snakes are everywhere! Beware friends.
“rumours (feat. mark johns)” by Gnash
Although you might know his name, you are definitely familiar with Gnash’s song “i love you, i hate you (feat. olivia o’brien)” which has 491 million plays on Spotify! I am slightly obsessed with Gnash’s aesthetic and love his 2016 album us. For a good sample of his sound, check out his song “rumours (feat. mark johns)” for some emotionally stripped production. Gnash will be headlining a show at the Regency in San Francisco on Friday, March 31 and also be performing a set at the BottleRock festival in Napa this May!
“4AM - feat. iLoveMakonnen” by Huntar
Huntar and ILoveMakonnen partnered up to produce “4AM,” a clean track if I do say so myself. You may recognize ILoveMakonnen from his songs “Tuesday (feat. Drake)” and “I Like Tuh” and he also played a free set at UC Berkeley last week! Seeming to be more popular in Europe, I was not previously familiar with Huntar, but I also like his tracks “Blindspot” and “Anyway.” I like his sound a lot and can see him becoming bigger in the United States!