There was Beep Beep (Saddle Creek, debatable if still in action), and before that No Kill No Beep Beep (a classic, thanks Q and Not U), and now there’s just plain old Beep. Based in Oakland and collecting one or two of Tune-Yards’ personnel, Beep emerges from a curious array of electronic, drone and free-jazz foundations.
Beep’s LP City of the Future premiered last week via Third Culture Records, a locals-only label supporting the likes of James and Evander, Man/Miracle, Judgement Day and more. Beep celebrates the album release this Sunday at the Hemlock with Dinosaur Feathers (Brooklyn), and The Careerers (warning: that website is hard on the eyeballs). At $6, this show could be where you cash out the last of your weekend funds.
Stream the album below, and see Northwest tourdates after the jump.
2/4 – Olympia, WA – The Northern with Heatwarmer and Ben Kamen
2/5 – Seattle, WA – The Mine with Heatwarmer
2/5 – Portland, OR – Crow Bar
2/22 – SF – Public Works – UnderCover Presents: Pixies’ Doolittle