• beaches Second of Spring (double LP, £22.25)

    label: Chapter Music

    The iconic Melbourne, Australia psych-rock quintet Beaches return with an epic double LP - Chapter Music's first double album by a single artist. Beaches' much-loved second album She Beats brought the band international acclaim in 2013. Featuring guitar by German motorik hero Michael Rother (Neu, Harmonia), the album earned raves from Pitchfork, Stereogum, Gorilla Vs Bear, Spin and elsewhere. Second Of Spring takes Beaches even further out, to where the pyramid meets the eye - an enveloping sonic landscape filled with extended instrumentals, overdriven psych-outs and propulsive pop nuggets. The album was recorded in Melbourne with engineer/producer John Lee (Totally Mild, Lost Animal). Artwork is by the band's 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 lab el 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. Tracklist 1. Turning 2. Void 3. September 4. Be 5. Natural Tradition 6. Calendar 7. Contact 8. Divers 9. Wine 10. Arrow 11. When You’re Gone 12. Golden 13. Walk Around 14. Bronze Age Babies 15. Grey Colours 16. Mothers And Daughters 17. Mutual Delusion


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