Bandwidth: Welcome to The 21st Century

Meet The 21st Century, a eight-piece indie pop band, who released their first album “The City” earlier this month at The Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco. A fan-funded endeavor several years and $11,000 in the making, the album features catchy harmonies relating the challenges of youth, adulthood, dating and everyday hardship.

Their sound is best described by their lead singer, Bevan Herbekian: “We sound like the love child of Bruce Springsteen and Brian Wilson, who then befriends Belle & Sebastian.”

The group is will soon be in Austin for SXSW, after performances at The Independent in San Francisco opening for Wye Oak on Feb. 24 and at the Noise Pop Festival later this month.

To learn more about The 21st Century, click here.

You can check out past issues of our new Bandwidth series on Oakland and Richmond musicians here.

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