We’re so excited to be releasing New Electric Ride’s debut LP in February, we’ve been salivating all over the test pressings the last few weeks! The first pressing of the record will be on beautiful aqua vinyl. Pre-order over here.
For now, Tiny Mix Tapes has a first tune for you to dig into, so check it out HERE!
England’s Classic Rock Magazine has given us some serious print love in their January edition (with Black Sabbath on the cover) in their Alternative Christmas Gift Guide! As it turns out, they just love what we’re doing. Nice! So do we!
Included on a list with box sets and other cool stuff from the likes of The Beatles, Lou Reed, Thin Lizzy, King Crimson and Cheap Trick, this is what Classic Rock has to say about our subscription offering:
“You can subscribe to a magazine so why not subscribe to a record label? One of the most novel ideas in these pages, US label Beyond Beyond Is Beyond has the perfect gift for fans of new psychedelic rock. The 2014 Jamscription bags you every release by the label in 2014 – on CD or vinyl (2013’s Jamscription, pictured above, offered only vinyl) – plus t-shirt, tote bags, badges, cassette-only releases, posters and more. Order before Jan 1, 2014 you also get The Entrance Band’s Face The Sun LP on very-limited splatter vinyl (even though it’s a Nov 2013 release). BBIB releases last year included the Classic Rock-approved Open The Sky album from The Velcro Lewis Band and their first 2014 release is from Sunderland’s New Electric Ride, while the rest of the year promises albums from Montibus Communitas, Volage, Prince Rupert’s Drops sophomore LP and more TBC. (The 2013 Jamscription, pictured, is available too with discounted shipping
rate since it would all be sent as one package instead of several.)“
So let us reiterate:
Through the end of this month, the already-amazingly-priced BBiB 2014 Jamscription comes with The Entrance Band’s Face The Sun album (which came out on November 19th), as a bonus.
The BBiB 2014 Jamscription will include at least 6 new vinyl/CD releases in 2014 and, knowing what we know about them so far, you’re gonna want these beauties brought straight to your doorstep, forthwith!
The first release will come from U.K.’s stellar pop-psychsters, New Electric Ride! Then there will be new stuff from Montibus Communitas, Volage, the sophomore album from Prince Rupert’s Drops…and more great stuff bubbling under the surface, to be announced!
It’s actually too good a deal for $85 or $75 for CD edition. And makes a great Christmas gift!
Face The Sun LP, out now on Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records WATCH: “No Needs” via V MagazineBuy Face The Sun on iTunes
Press Release: Los Angeles psych trio, The Entrance Band, collaborated with London fashion brand, Sister Jane, and photographer Amanda Charchian, to breathe life into the Face The Sun album single, “No Needs.” Charchian, who also moonlights as Sister Jane’s Creative Director, was the inspiration behind the line’s newest collection. Cue Entrance Band bassist (and newest Pixies member,) Paz Lenchantin, who helmed directorial duties for the clip, premiered by V Magazine.
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