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Released May 2013 (CH107)


CH107 Beaches

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Sprawling Melbourne psych-rock fivepiece Beaches return with second album She Beats.

Their self-titled debut emerged on Mistletone Records in 2008, making the Australian Music Prize shortlist for that year and featuring in 2010 book 100 Best Australian Albums. In the intervening years, the band have toured the US twice, played All Tomorrow’s Parties at the invitation of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, released an EP for NYC label Mexican Summer, shared stages with the likes of Roky Erickson, Deerhunter and Wooden Shjips, and even celebrated the birth of beautiful twin daughters to guitarist Alison Bolger.

But a second album was always on the cards. For She Beats, Beaches have once again joined forces with producer Jack Farley (Twerps, Scott & Charlenes Wedding). And like its predecessor, the album reflects a love for 60s pop, 70s psych, shoe-gaze, prog, southern boogie and Krautrock. But She Beats is bigger, bolder and more ambitious than the debut.

For one thing, German guitar icon Michael Rother of Neu/Harmonia features on two tracks. The band formed a bond with Rother at ATP in Melbourne in 2009, and he invited himself along to their recording sessions during his next Oz tour in 2012. One of these tracks, the cascading sonic swirl Distance, was premiered in March on Gorilla Vs Bear and has already had more than 40k Soundcloud plays.

Elsewhere, Veda sees the band extending hypnotically Eastward, while droning cello scrapes introduce Tanzanite. On the other end of the spectrum, tracks like Send Them Away, Out Of Mind and Runaway are upfront, glorious pop, though still heady with Beaches’ dreamy guitar heroics. All up, She Beats is rich, confident and layered, a multi-dimensional sonic world to get lost in over and over again.

Beaches are Antonia Sellbach (guitar/vocals), Alison Bolger (guitar/vocals), Ali McCann (guitar/vocals), Gill Tucker (bass/vocals) and Karla Way (drums/vocals).

“The five-piece can make a racket, no doubt, but Beaches are far from reckless, as the band delivered tightly constructed, densely layered and intricately detailed songs, all of them packing riffs the size of glaciers” - LA Times

“If the Melbourne, Australia-based all-girl rock group Beaches were based in, say, Brooklyn, you would probably have heard about them by now” – Pitchfork

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