Yo, we’re gonna be slinging our vinyl/tape wares at the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair this Saturday at Smorgasburg. The weather looks to be fantastic and there will be food and drink and jams galore. See ya there!
“Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records is pleased to announce the release of New Hampshire Freaks, a collaborative split with New England natives MMOSS and Quilt, out on a variety of formats come April 23, 2013. Each group contributes one new song, with the b-side featuring an epic 14+ minute psych-out jam. Listen to Quilt’s “Open Eyes,” premiered by Stereogum.
The first 300 vinyl orders will be pressed on dual-colored olive green & bone 10″ wax, available on a first-come, first-served basis, as well as an extremely limited run of 100 colored cassette tapes. Insert artwork by Brian Scott Campbell. New Hampshire Freaks is also part of BBiB’s Jamscription, a record club where members receive all of the label’s 2013 releases on vinyl & digital for one flat rate. Pre-order New Hampshire Freaks and learn more about the Jamscription service directly from Beyond Beyond is Beyond.”
Click on thru to listen…
“Although the album contains just 4 songs, each one takes you on such a journey that it plays out like a mini-album in itself. “Astronauttija” launches like an early Floyd song with shiny guitars and catchy hooks before transitioning into an interstellar hoedown of sorts. Once that lets out, we’re treated to a fury of overdriven, phased-out psychedelic guitars and space rumbles that blows minds. “Tomte Mars” almost feels like a prayer with its raga-like openings that soon becomes a swirling mass of guitars, harmonicas and spacey atmospherics. After the quarter-hour long beautiful and ever-searching dins of “Pines II Makumatka”, you’ll certainly feel scrambled however rejuvenated thanks to long strides of languid guitars, flutes, mouth-harps amidst hushed overtures. There’s so much wizardry and scruffy prismatic glory on Pines that you can simply just get lost in it and isn’t that what makes the best psychedelic music good? Indeed.” – Kim’s Video and Music
Psyched to welcome Sky Picnic to the EVR show tomorrow. Their new Paint Me A Dream album was one of my absolute favorites from 2012. Tune on in 2-4pm ET for a chat and acoustic session!
<<< Happy New Year! Wishing You the Absolute Best for 2013…and Beyond >>>
On this first day of the New Year, we invite you to kick off your year on the right note…with the new BBiB Records 2013 Subscription Service!
Become a member of this true ‘record club’ and get every BBiB Records release delivered to your door…plus special bonus booty!
Here’s the deal. There will be at least 5 new releases in 2013, all of which you’re gonna flip for. And of course all of which will be released on glorious vinyl. You’re gonna want these beauties brought straight to your doorstep. Trust us.
Here’s what’s a-coming:
- Kiki Pau’s Pines (one of the most beautiful albums ever)
- Quilt and MMOSS split 10″ – one brand new tune from each band plus some collabo-jamming! (pre-order coming in a few days)
- LA Kraut-jammers JJUUJJUU‘s debut EP (pre-order in a few days)
- a new Velcro Lewis Group LP (woo-hoo!)
- …and a mystery LP from a mystical band of nomadic, sun-worshipping Swedes
Here is what you can count on for a mere $75:
- 5 BBiB Records-curated brand-new vinyl releases (no shipping fees!)
- At least 3 bonus items (could include bonus tracks/demos, vinyl tote bags, t-shirts, mixed tapes, stickers, a baby’s arm holding an apple, artists’ underpants, etc.)
- Our undying gratitude and respect for your musical taste
- The joy and convenience of having the best music on the planet (and beyond) delivered to your doorstep!
And if you subscribe in the month of Jamuary, you will get a handmade, one-of-a-kind custom mixtape made personally for you by BBiB’s own Marc Norman! (Digital mixtape for non-US addresses and by request).
So subscribe below and come with us on our epic musical journey.
*And if you already have ordered Kiki Pau’s Pines but you still want to subscribe, then just tell us in a note in Paypal when you’re checking out and we will replace the Kiki Pau vinyl with Prince Rupert’s Drops’ Run Slow. If you already have the PRD album and you’ve also pre-ordered the Kiki Pau album, then you’re the best and we’ll replace it with the first release of 2014 or maybe even a BBiB Records t-shirt. Either way, what we’re trying to say is that you won’t get any duplicates. And you’re sexy.
**AND, huge thanks to everyone who has supported us so far with our inaugural release from Prince Rupert’s Drops.
Well, it certainly was a highpoint of my radio career when I welcomed the absolutely legendary and newly-inducted Rock Hall member, Donovan, to Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio. Needless to say, I’m a big fan!
Originally I thought this interview would be a phoner, but since Donovan was coming to NYC the week after the Rock Hall induction ceremony, he was gracious enough to stop by the EVR studio LIVE! So I won’t waste much more of your time with my fanboy account and hook you up with the links and vids.
First though, take a peak at this small video excerpt from the interview…
Here are some links to enjoy:
- The full 2-hour BBiB episode, which includes Donovan interview/performance in the first hour
- Jump straight to the Donovan interview/performance
- Photos from Donovan’s visit
And you must see the live “Sunshine Superman” that Donovan performed two feet in front of my face! Surreal to say the least…
Noon to 2pm, Thursday on EVR
Yellowbirds is Sam Cohen of Apollo Sunshine’s most recent musical outlet. Their Royal Potato Family debut The Color came out in 2011 and is a absolutely beautiful collection of songs. If you haven’t heard Yellowbirds, check ‘em out here and then tune in to Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio on Thursday from noon-2pm EST, for a live session.
UPDATE: LISTEN TO THE ARCHIVED SESSION HERE!
And be sure to check out the Yellowbirds with our friends, Woodsman, at Mercury Lounge on February 17th…brought to you by our other pals at Dog Gone Blog. (Awesome flier art by yet another buddy, Justin Gabbard)
As a big YES fan, I am proud to say that with this new Steve Howe interview, I have now rounded out (not roundabout) interviewing the classic Fragile and Close to the Edge-era lineup. High school Mike Newman would be very proud. He might even freak out!
So tune in to see if much-older Mike Newman freaks out whilst speaking with one of the greatest guitarists ever in rock music. We talked about everything from Yes to Zappa to Asia to Tomorrow. I may have even convinced him that he should put Tomorrow back together!
I’ll air my interview with Steve Howe on Thursday, January 26th on Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio, from noon to 2pm EST. Come join us.
UPDATE: LISTEN TO THE ARCHIVED INTERVIEW RIGHT HERE!
Many of you Beyonders have expressed the desire to acquire the amazing Bang Bang Boogaloo / Beyond Beyond is Beyond psych comp art, which was conjured up by Justin Gabbard.
There were only 25 prints made, so go grab your hand-numbered, signed poster right from Justin’s webstore.