Beachwood Sparks news
The Tarnished Gold was released yesterday and the reviews have been very positive.
Here’s a few more reviews:
“The Beachwood Sparks, last convened in 2003, are back as if they never left, spinning trippy goodtime vibes, ethereal metaphysics and slacked out California pop.”
— Blurt Magazine
“Beachwood Sparks make music for and by Californians who love living in California, surfing, and hanging out among the redwoods, and for listeners who have no idea what that’s like but love the sound of soft harmonies and a tastefully placed slide guitar.”
— A.V. Club
“The Tarnished Gold moves through space like a guided nature walk—never a hike—drawing upon breathy, summer sounds and endless harmony to craft the perfect soundtrack for its creators’ home state.”
— Paste Magazine
Today’s the day! The waiting is over – The Tarnished Gold is finally out.
Here’s what the press have been saying so far:
“The Tarnished Gold is a soundtrack to life’s better moments — introspective mornings spent reclining in a hammock, carefree afternoons strolling along the shoreline, and late evenings of stargazing.”
“The Tarnished Gold sees Beachwood Sparks return sounding fresh and revitalised, delivering an album that more than matches their earlier output.”
“The Tarnished Gold is a lovely, warm-hearted gem, from blissful opener “Forget the Song” through to the delicate farewell of “Goodbye”.”
“The Tarnished Gold is of a piece with their first two albums, but never a pale imitation.”
“The Tarnished Gold, mature, with a revelatory appreciation for the simple life, might prove to be the true spiritual heir to their auspicious 2000 debut: winsome Zen-like roots/rock bursting from the heart with rich, ebullient harmonies, and atmospheric smears of steel guitar amid gentle sun-baked melodies.”
There will be a listening party this evening at The Satellite in LA. The Sparks and guests will be playing records all night long!
There will be a bonus track for The Tarnished Gold called Dolphins & Pelicans available from iTunes.
Pre-order the album (or buy the track separately on the release day) here!
NPR now offers up a full album stream of The Tarnished Gold. Listen and enjoy here!
Click here to listen/download Sparks Fly Again from The Tarnished Gold! You won’t regret it. Saludos!
Sub Pop have just made available a full album stream of The Tarnished Gold for pre-order customers. Click here and log in with your account details to acces the stream!
Sub Pop also offers up a pre-order bundle consisting of the album and a new Beachwood Sparks t-shirt!
Beachwood Sparks’ forthcoming new album The Tarnished Gold will be released on June 26 on CD and LP (double-LP at 45 rpm)!
This is the album art:
And this is the track list:
01. Forget the Song
02. Sparks Fly Again
04. Tarnished Gold
05. Water from the Well
06. Talk About Lonesome
07. Leave That Light On
08. Nature’s Light
09. No Queremos Oro
10. Earl Jean
11. Alone Together
12. The Orange Grass Special
And this is what it feels like: