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Black Beach

October 8, 2019


LISTEN & SHARE: Black Beach – “Shampoo”
Youtube / Soundcloud / BandcampLISTEN & SHARE: Black Beach – “Dumpster Fire”
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LISTEN & SHARE: Black Beach – “Sometimes This Body Lets Me Down”
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“Harmonically distorted with ominous dissonance, Black Beach craft a pleasing cacophony of jarring post-punk and serrated grunge overtones in their latest single. Fueled by distress and stinging anxiety, the raw vocal performance conquers the song alongside the haunting guitar riffs that nod with the bashing drum beats.”
– Alt Press
“The dark, ominous and fast-paced song makes you feel dangerous and disheveled just listening to it, but you also know exactly what they’re talking about.”
– BTRtoday

“Consumed by the omnipresent anxiety of our current political and cultural moment, Boston post-punk outfit Black Beach is channeling all that negativity into a bruising yet cathartic release on its new LP Tapeworm.”
– The 405

“With a cave-like wall of sound that’s both recklessly punk and stuffed with grungy grit, BlackBeach’s sound has spread across the northeast, finding them on bills with bands of many styles and even securing them a Boston Music Awards nomination.”
– Allston Pudding

Today, Boston-based, post-punk band Black Beach share their new single and music video, “Shampoo.” Yesterday, BTRtoday premiered the track, praising, “Between distorted riffs and boisterous drum beats a fuzzed-out and gritty howl sings over the fast melody about the healthy choices Black Beach makes, followed by a simple question: ‘so why do I feel so wrong when I’ve been living so right?'” Black Beach will be playing their hometown album release show at Boston’s Hong Kong on 10/16, kicking off the rest of the Tapeworm LP release tour (full list of dates below). Tapeworm LP is out October 11th.

Tapeworm is an album about being a human in the 21st century. The songs touch on many different topics such as climate change, capitalism, nostalgia and the echo chamber in which the internet allows us to exist, though the overarching theme of the record is the anxiety of living in our current political and social climate. The album takes a conscious step away from previous releases which relied heavily on fuzzed out overdubbed guitars and reverb and delay drenched vocals. Tapeworm instead focuses on capturing a very natural, barebones depiction of the music, relying more on dynamics and room sound to create a spacious atmosphere rather than effects units. Tapeworm was recorded over the course of a weekend with Justin Pizzoferrato (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Speedy Ortiz) at Sonelab Studios, and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering.

Upcoming Tour Dates
10/16 — Hong Kong — Boston, MA
10/19 — Dusk — Providence, RI
10/20 — Trans-Pecos — Queens, NY
10/21 — Downsquares — Baltimore, MD
10/22 — 1984 — Wilmington, NC
10/23 — Fuzzy Cactus — Richmond, VA
10/24 — Static Age Records — Asheville, NC
10/25 — Loudhouse — Nashville, TN
10/26 — The Shred — Bloomington, IN
10/27 — Open Community Arts Center — Louisville, KY
10/30 — Sun Tiki — Portland, ME
11/01 — New World Tavern — Plymouth, MA
11/18 — Turn Turn Turn — Portland, OR
11/19 — Le Voyeur — Olympia, WA
11/20 — LoFi — Seattle, WA
01. Luxury Car
02. Sometimes This Body Lets Me Down
03. Modern World
04. Broken Computer
05. Shampoo
06. Sage
07. Dumpster Fire
08. It Feels Nice to Just Care About Anything At All
09. Positive Feedback Loop
10. Nervous Laughter
11. Southern State
12. Burning World