Synthesis Band You’ve Never Heard of Band of the Day: The Boneless Children Foundation


If you like fun, sloppy, sometimes kinda poignant-sounding power pop, look no further than San Francisco’s The Boneless Children Foundation. The group is a traditional three-piece rock set up–drums, guitar, bass–and sounds like something you probably really dug 14 years ago when you heard it on college radio (if you’re as old as I am, that is).

The group is led by David Sophia Siegel, who originally hails from St. Louis, MO, but moved to San Francisco in order to become a rock musician and certainly has a flair for the dramatic. In addition to his work with BCF, he also enjoys composing music for film and theater.

There’s nothing really groundbreaking about this stuff, but it sure can get stuck in your head. The best part is, the band doesn’t seem to take themselves too seriously, and Siegel displays a sharp sense of humor in his lyrics as well as in the way he promotes the band. The BCF Web site features a biweekly photographic Web comic, the latest of which is a strip that attempts to explain the meaning behind the band’s name.

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