San Cisco's Jordi Davieson came on We Heart Music Radio to chat. The band is from Fremantle (which is actually in Perth). ...
If you showed up early, you were privy to a sneak peek of "My Hands" on their soundcheck. I believe they played off most of their songs off their S EP, including "My Hands", and an "old" Smoosh song "Promises" and a "supernew" song called "Ander's Place." They ended their brief set with the last song on their EP, "Across the Map."
From the story told on stage, apparently drummer Scarlett saw/met Smoosh when she was 13 years old. I overheard someone jokingly suggest that was last year because everyone in San Cisco looks so young.
Anyway, San Cisco just came from New York's CMJ shows. The thing is with SXSW and CMJ is that band's sets are usually 30 minutes, so I am guessing that the Turf Club show might be one of their longer full shows. Scarlett told me later that they were actually supposed to play longer, but one of the keyboards weren't working so they cut down their set.
Check with the setlist to see all the songs they played, they saved the big hit "Awkward" last. Yes, instant sing-along song!
Biggest surprise for me was "Girls Do Cry" was sung by Josh, not Jordi. Other surprises: "Golden Revolver" is actually a great song live and "Reckless", when played live, is quite different (it's a lot more upbeat with the drums.)
Encore was a Jordi-solo song called "Jones' Song" (or was it John's? I couldn't tell by the accent).
San Cisco's next stop in their mini-US tour will be a final stop at The Echo in Los Angeles, California, tomorrow (10/23).
San Cisco at Turf Club, St Paul (10/21/12)