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She Beats
Release Date: 03/05/2013
Catalogue No.: CH107
Record Label: Fuse Distribution
Format: CD

Sprawling Melbourne psych-rock five piece Beaches return with second album She Beats. An all-girl 'supergroup' of sorts, made up of members of Love of Diagrams, Panel of Judges and Spider Vomit, their self-titled debut emerged on Mistletone in 2008, making the Australian Music Prize shortlist for that year and featuring in 2010 book 100 Best Australian Albums. In the intervening years, the band have toured the US twice, played All Tomorrow’s Parties at the invitation of Nick Cave; released an EP for hip NYC label Mexican Summer, and shared stages with the likes of Roky Erickson, Deerhunter and Wooden Shjips.

For She Beats, Beaches have once again joined forces with producer Jack Farley (Twerps, Scott & Charlenes Wedding). And like its predecessor, the album reflects a love for 60s pop, 70s psych, shoe-gaze, prog, southern boogie and Krautrock. But She Beats is bigger, bolder and more ambitious than the debut.

For one thing, German guitar icon Michael Rother (Neu/Harmonia) features on two tracks. One of these, the cascading sonic swirl 'Distance', was premiered in March on Gorilla vs Bear and racked up 15k Soundcloud plays within a week. Elsewhere, 'Veda' sees the band extending hypnotically eastward, while droning cello scrapes introduce 'Tanzanite'. On the other end of the spectrum, tracks like 'Send Them Away', 'Out Of Mind' and 'Runaway' are upfront, glorious pop, though still heady with Beaches’ dreamy guitar heroics.

All up, She Beats is rich, confident and layered, a multidimensional sonic world to get lost in over and over again.



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Track listing - Disc 1
1
Out Of Mind
2
Keep On Breaking Through
3
Dune
4
Send Them Away
5
The Good Comet Returns
6
Distance
7
Weather
8
Tanzanite
9
Veda
10
Runaway