Dig this amazing new video from The Entrance Band for “Spider” from the upcoming Face The Sun LP, out November 19th. Then order the LP or CD right here. The video was made by The Entrance Band’s own Paz Lenchantin. Press play and witness the killerness…
(And thanks to Relix for the premiere!)
Our Solar System’s cosmic debut, Vart Solsystem, is out now. Time to get extraterrestrial!!
“In space, no one can hear you scream – but the space inhabited by Our Solar System (an interplanetary collective including Dungen’s Mattias Gustavsson) proves that you can be heard to sing, dance, improvise, jam and otherwise create a joyful, cosmic explosion of sound.” – Ryan Muldoon, Revolt of the Apes
Dig this far-out video for “Jupiter” and then grab your gatefold vinyl copy…
Velcro Lewis Group’s Open The Sky LP comes out next Tuesday…PRE-ORDER IT HERE!
And it’s streaming in full till then at Classic Rock Magazine…LISTEN!
We’ve got a couple new killer digital-only Beyond Beyond is Beyond releases this week, starting with Calgary’s own Devonian Gardens with their debut album Solar Shifting.
A ray of light is glimmering in the underbelly of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. After a debut self-titled LP with the old moniker Deadhorse, this reformed band of minstrels has solidified a lineup as Devonian Gardens. Carefully crafted garage jams, boisterously spaced-out vocal layers, their psychedelic medicine show is ethereal, colourful and filled with interplay.
Arriving via a number of acclaimed projects in the region, the moving parts of Devonian Gardens travel through time: hoodoo guitar master Danny Vescarelli, hand instrument mage Jennifer Crighton and the keys of paisley child Marie Sulkowski meld into a surreal concoction with the bass drawls of tonal shaman Ryan Bourne and the rarified patterns of drummer Melissa McWilliams.
Their latest full-length, Solar Shifting, was recorded in the secluded forests of Nova Scotia with analog wizard Jay Crocker. Final touches and two additional tracks were finished back home in Calgary. The group has toured the Great White North a few times over, appearing on bills alongside psych brethren Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Shooting Guns and Sleepy Sun. With the ethos of a modern-day Airplane, Devonian Gardens and their sonic strata are down to earth but deep in space.
Next up is the perky little tune that just ripened and fell from the PRD tree.
And come see Prince Rupert’s Drops live at the Beyond Beyond is Beyond/The Vinyl District CMJ showcase at Union Pool on Thursday, October 17th…along with Worthless, Coke Weed and the Velcro Lewis Group!
The Entrance Band
Signs to Beyond Beyond is Beyond
Announces New Album “Face The Sun” Out November 19th!
Depending on which syllable you prefer to accent, the name The Entrance Band can conjure images of secret entryways, or it can represent the feeling of being dazzled and delighted – quite literally, to be put into a trance. The music made by The Entrance Band can awaken either definition, and countless other dimensions as well.
Since first collaborating together on the 2006 album Prayer of Death, guitarist/vocalist Guy Blakeslee, bassist Paz Lenchantin and drummer Derek James have breathed continued life into the sound of The Entrance Band. What began as a solo effort for the Baltimore-bred Blakeslee now manifests itself as a fully aligned group effort, now native to California – three minds, alike yet unique, united in pursuit of shared sonic enchantment, amplified and energetic.
That energy has translated into a catalog of recorded expression – including a self-titled album released on Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace label, the 2012 Fine Flow EP and the 2013 EP Dans Le Tempete – and an unassailable reputation for offering one of the most intuitively-interconnected live performances on the planet.
These memorable melodies and their near-telekinetic musical kinship are found in full flower on their new LP, Face the Sun – certainly the band’s most compelling collection of songs to date. The first full-length in 4 years, it is an album built firmly upon notable personal struggles and transformations experienced by all three band members.
It’s no exaggeration to say that The Entrance Band were unaware of the path ahead of them when they began recording Face the Sun – nor of whether the album or band would exist at all further down that path. The album emerges from a long tunnel of addiction, anxiety, sorrow and sadness. But in these hells exist the perspectives that allow for one – or in this case, three – to see their journey through, to willfully turn toward the light and take in the prism of paradise.
Face the Sun is a rare and remarkable collection of songs that recognizes and honors both sides of the journey toward the light – the glory and the gruesome. Through the music of The Entrance Band comes the realization that these two sides can’t exist without the other, and their journey is one that unifies the light and the dark. The album is fully fitting of the title Face the Sun – forever burning with potentially dangerous warmth, yet endlessly illuminating.
Says Beyond Beyond is Beyond co-owner Dominique Miniaci of the recent signing, “As longtime fans of The Entrance Band, Mike (Newman) and I are psyched and honored to release their extraordinary new Face the Sun album! It radiates a next level of the Entrance sound and reveals the band in their finest space yet. You’re gonna love it and that love will be requited–that’s what really amazing albums do.”
More information including track list, album art and new music coming soon!
Look for New Electric Ride‘s debut full-length on BBiB Records this Winter. Until then, crank this end of Summer jam!
Check out Lil Daggers in New York this weekend!
August 2nd @ Legion Bar Brooklyn, NY
August 3rd @ The Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY
New Lil Daggers Cassette + Digital EP “No Pizza No Peace” Out September 10th on Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records!
Have a listen to the first tune on the EP right here…
LIL DAGGERS was originally conceived as a home recording project involving close friends in the summer of 2008. After only a few short years, this Miami, FL 5-piece has built itself in to a strong collective with a knack for pumping out psych-rock jams that are equal parts powerful, succinct and sprawling. NYLON Magazine said of Lil Daggers, “[We've] become addicted to their brand of ’60s tinged, drawling garage rock.” So have lots of others…that is why Lil Daggers have stayed so busy since their inception.
Drawing from their mutual love for early Rock & Roll, Doo-Wop, R&B, Soul, and Punk Rock music, Lil Daggers’ debut, the “Stragglers” EP, was released as a limited edition tour only 10″ on the heels of their showcase at 2009′s SXSW Festival — the record sold out within a few weeks. The Daggers (as their friends call them) have made a habit of being out on the road — while also remaining very active in the studio, releasing three 7″ records (2010′s Split with Satan’s Youth Ministers, their Livid Records “King Corpse” EP and the ultra-limited “Slave Exchange” 7″ released on Discosoma Records as part of Record Store Day 2011).
In April 2011, limited|fanfare records released Lil Daggers’ debut Self-Titled LP produced by Ryan Haft (Capsule, Torche). Being based in a place where sun, sand and tourists are the norm, Lil Daggers offered a distinctly alternative view of the city in which they live and love, Miami. Taking a trip through the album’s 11 tracks you’ll encouter reverb-drenched vocals, classic fuzz tones, sweeping organ and sonic landscapes that make the album much more than your typical garage band knocking out 2 minute songs.
Supported by dates with Swans and more recently The Growlers and Royal Baths, the band reentered Haft’s “The Dungeon” recording studio to record No Pizza No Peace for Beyond Beyond is Beyond. Says Daggers’ guitarist Jacob Israel of the signing, “We felt like we wanted to really hone in our style and sound with our new members and wrote an albums worth of material before we started playing out again. We kept writing and started playing again and linked up with the great people from Beyond Beyond is Beyond, now releasing the No Pizza No Peace EP.”
Lil Daggers are:
Johnny Saraiva – Vocals
Andres Bedoya – Drums
Michael Ruiz-Unger – Organ
Andreas Wong Chong – Bass
Jacob Israel – Guitar
* Pre-Order “No Pizza No Peace” here!
“No Pizza No Peace” Track List:
1. After The Flood
3. Ulcer on My Skull
4. Jazz Tom
5. Stray Chank
Lil Daggers Live!
August 2nd @ Legion Bar Brooklyn, NY
August 3rd @ The Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY
In the words of Kiki Pau: “Bubbles burst like fireworks!”
Happy Independence Day, duders! Today only, all of our titles on vinyl and cassettes are 20% off, as well as vinyl totes. Just use this code at checkout: “BBIB4TH”.
And a BBiB PSA: after lighting the fireworks, get the hell away! That shit explodes!
We’ve always been in love with Quilt since the first time we heard them shortly after their breakthrough self-titled LP came out in November of 2011. So how psyched were we when we got the opportunity to release a split EP with Quilt and another band we’re in love with from the Northeast, MMOSS?!
Quilt’s new video for their song “Open Eyes” from the New Hampshire Freaks EP is spell-binding as you’ll soon seen below. It premiered today on Ad Hoc and was directed, shot, & edited it by Luis & Kim Arnias on 16mm B&W film. They did a brilliant job!
Grab the Quilt & MMOSS New Hampshire Freaks EP on vinyl and cassette right here, while it’s still in first edition!
And check out Quilt live at Public Assembly this Saturday during the Northside Festival.