When LA alt-country-folk band Beachwood Sparks released their self-titled debut in 2000, many folks thought an heir-apparent to ’60’s psychedelic harmonies (think The Byrds) had unearthed itself. If Instagram had existed then, published words would have mentioned the music’s uncanny ability to soundtrack a flip through the app’s more stoned, hazy images. The band followed up with 2002’s Once We Were Trees, and a lesser known 2003 EP Make The Robots Cry, before essentially disappearing – playing only a few shows in 2008 for Sub Pop‘s 20th Anniversary.
This all changes though on June 26th, when the band releases their first full-length album in 11 years, Tarnished Gold. They recently made the first single available for everyone’s eager ears, titled “Forget The Song”, which you can hear below. If this is an honest preview of the whole album’s material, Gold has the potential to turn a lot of heads and make us forget they vanished for so long.
Beachwood Sparks, Allah-las, Sweet Chariots, DJ Britt Govea
July 19, 2012