broken figures

Latent Sea - "Street Priest" by Matt Bomarr

latent sea - "street priest" (download) (removed)

Latent Sea is Oakland, CA's Tom Baugh (aka Crested) and Matthew Holt of San Francisco's Broken Figures.  They pride themselves on using mostly hardware synthesizers.  They are working on a full length and in the meantime will be releasing free songs online. bandcamp

Broken Figures Tour Update by Matt Bomarr

Broken Figures have updated info for their upcoming West Coast tour. Passage of Restiform Bodies/Anticon will no longer be joining them on the tour, but they will still be joined by Bizzart and A.Madman (among other guests at certain stops). Current dates are:

4/2-SACRAMENTO, CA @ THE TOWNHOUSE (w/ BOSS MAGIC) 4/3- SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ ROCKIT ROOM (upstairs w/ AL-PD and JOE MOUSEPAD) 4/5-SEATTLE, WA@ LO-FI (w/ INTROCUT and DEADNOISE) 4/6-OLYPMIA, WA @ THE NORTHERN (w/ GHOST FEET) 4/7-SEATTLE, WA @ THE IN (w/ SUMMON and NAMECLONE) 4/8-PORTLAND, OR-@ BACKSPACE GALLERY (w/ CITY MOUTH and PETER CHAN [Sax]) 4/10-RENO, NV-@ HOLLAND PROJECT SPACE (w/ MORGUE) 4/11-ECHO PARK, LOS ANGELES, CA-@ PEHRSPACE (w/ WMX)

Passage / Broken Figures / Bizzart Spring Tour by Matt Bomarr

Passage (Restiform Bodies / Anticon), Broken Figures, Bizzart and A. Madman will be doing a brief west coast tour from April 1-April 11. They'll be hitting San Francisco, Arcata, Eugene, OR, Seattle, Olympia, Portland, Echo Park and more.  It's guaranteed to be fun, so if they're hitting your town, go check it out. More info at Guttertrunk and Facebook

Jai Paul - "BTSTU" by Matt Bomarr

jai paul - "btstu" (download) [audio http://www.divshare.com/direct/12688269-948.mp3]

Jai Paul is a 21-year old from London.  This demo version of "BTSTU" consists of heavily-layered synths and drums, and as of now is the only song I've heard from him, but apparently there's an EP in the works.  The first comparison that comes to mind is sort of a falsetto Bobby Birdman. Jai is still "unsigned," but rumor has it that he's being scoped out by labels such as XL and Polydor.  A tip of the hat goes to my friend Matt Holt from Broken Figures for putting me up on him.  If this song is any indication, there'll be some good music on the way from this guy. myspace

Broken Figures - "Unauthorized" by Matt Bomarr

I see San Francisco's Broken Figures coming up fast in the Bay Area electronic music scene. These guys (Matt Holt & Keith Tadashi Kubota) have seemingly come out of nowhere. They're currently hard at work on their self-titled debut and looking for a label. In the 8 months since their creation, they've already shared stages with Bay Area heavy hitters Quitter, Asonic Garcia, DJ Centipede, Tenderlions and more. Be on the lookout for these guys, and go check out their amazing new video for "Unauthorized" here