San Francisco-based Secret Synthi is a fun, all-girl synth'n'guitar pop duo. Their songs -- which are about all the things they love, like disco, mittens, motobikes, and candy -- are filled with layers of warm analog sounds and sugary vocal melodies. S2 says this is the year of the unicorn!
Odessa is an eclectic pop-rock foursome from San Francisco. While they rock with the fervor of four guys trapped in a garage, they are unafraid to craft technicolor melodies and labyrinthine lyrics. Think AC/DC meets Oscar Wilde.
THE BONELESS CHILDREN FOUNDATION\
Based in San Francisco, The Boneless Children Foundation's music ranges from simple, poetic creations to hard-hitting punk rock sideshows. This quirky trio has developed a sound that draws comparison to The Minutemen, The Talking Heads, and The Flaming Lips.