Photo Credit : Darren Sylvester
Iconic Australian psych rock quintet Beaches return with epic double LP Second Of Spring – Chapter Music’s first ever double album by a single artist. Yesterday on Tiny Mix Tapes, Beaches shared the third track and music video for “Arrow” off their upcoming album Second Of Spring. Click here to pre-order the album.
Beaches’ much-loved second album She Beats brought the band international acclaim in 2013. Featuring guest guitar by German motorik hero Michael Rother (Neu, Harmonia), the album earned raves from Pitchfork, Stereogum, Gorilla Vs Bear, Spin and elsewhere.
Now Second Of Spring takes Beaches even further out, to where the pyramid meets the eye – a vast, enveloping sonic landscape, filled with extended instrumentals, overdriven psych-outs and propulsive pop nuggets.
The double album was recorded in Melbourne with engineer/producer John Lee (Totally Mild, Lost Animal) and mastered by David Walker. Artwork is by the band‘s own Ali McCann, with design by renowned artist Darren Sylvester.
Beaches’ self-titled 2008 debut was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize, and included in glossy coffee table book 100 Best Australian Albums. The band released a standalone 12” on New York label Mexican Summer in 2010. They have toured the US twice, playing SXSW and Austin Psych Fest, and shared stages with Roky Erickson, Deerhunter, The Cult, Thee Oh Sees, Lightning Bolt, Mogwai, Best Coast and more.
Already revered as sprawling, swirling psych overlords, Second Of Spring is Beaches’ undeniable magnum opus.
“Weird hypnotic depths forged from the group’s seemingly limitless chemistry” – Pitchfork
“Layered and blissed-out studio rock” – Stereogum
“Gorgeous/swirling heavy psych-out” – Gorilla Vs Bear
“Brightly catchy noise-pop…heaven-sent” – Spin
Second Of Spring
Street Date: September 8, 2017
5. Natural Tradition
11. When You’re Gone
13. Walk Around
14. Bronze Age Babies
15. Grey Colours
16. Mothers And Daughters
17. Mutual Delusion