08: Geographer and the Bay Area




Hey, casual (and probably some) serious listeners of the Casual (and somewhat serious) Geographer. This week’s episode was special for a number of reasons, the main one being, of course, an appearance by the up-and-coming Bay Area indie rockers Geographer. We couldn’t not interview a band with that name. Anyway, they ventured down the Cali Coast on tour with Miniature Tigers and took some time to chat about their name (of course), some tour stories, and how one of them grew up outside of Tokyo and still speaks pretty solid Japanese! You have to listen to find out which one. Though, there are only three of them, so it shouldn’t take too long to guess.

It was awesome getting the trio on board, since by the time they hit the stage at the Troubador on Sunday night, the second band on a bill of four, the crowd was already at full capacity and going crazy in anticipation of their set. With lovable indie-pop jams like “Verona” and “Kites” and their new album Myth selling as well as it has been, it shouldn’t be long before these dudes are playing to packed houses of pogo-ing fans all over.

In another fortunate turn for this week, the interview with Geographer inspired us to take on The Bay Area as our topic. It’s practically impossible to visit San Francisco and not love it (or at least return from there to your less-utopian place of residence without interesting stories about it). We hope you enjoy hearing us go on about the City by the Bay and wondering just why it is the way it is. At least, maybe it will help you better understand why Tony Bennett left his heart there.

Produced by Tyler S. for TDC Productions
Theme Song: “The Face of the Earth” by The Dismemberment Plan
Other Music Included:
American Music Club – “All the Lost Souls Welcome You to San Francisco”
Red House Painters – “Mistress”
Geographer – “Verona”, “Each Others’ Ghosts,” & “Kaleidoscope”
Moby Grape – “Hey Grandma”
Thee Oh Sees – “Block of Ice”
Jawbreaker – “Accident Prone”

[Update: It’s been exciting to see Geographer take off in the way they have. When I moved to Tennessee I went to see them play in Nashville. A band called Royal Bangs (who I would shortly thereafter become friends with) opened for them. The show was a lot of fun, at any rate. I had a chance to see them in Oakland at AAG last year, but I wasn’t able to get across The Bay that night. – Tyler, July 2016]