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Listen to the new Painted Hills album

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Painted Hills‘ self titled debut album is out now! Order you physical copy from Parasol (the vinyl is a real beauty!) or download the album from the iTunes Store or from Bandcamp, where you also can listen to the entire album for free!

Upcoming shows

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

There’s a couple of interesting BWS related shows coming up in the coming weeks:

This saturday January 30th, Farmer Dave will take the stage at The Prospector in Long Beach, CA together with Greater California to perform songs from his solo album as well as by Beachwood Sparks and All Night Radio! For more info go here.

And on February 12th Brent Rademaker will be opening for Evan Dando at the Crowbar in Tampa, FL. Brent has promised to do “a few BWS #’s for good measure”! More info here.

Painted Hills’ debut album available for pre-order

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

The self-titled debut album from former Beachwood Sparks singer/songwriter Josh Schwartz‘ new band Painted Hills is now available for pre-order at As we’ve reported earlier, the album is going to be released in February on The Tyde drummer/Velvet Crush legend Ric Menck’s Bird Song label.

The Tyde back in the studio

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Just a quick update: The Tyde is back in the studio! Back in VisionQuest Studios, were the band’s first three albums were recorded, to be more exact. Head over to for some shots of the band in action. And while you’re over there, make sure you scroll down and have a look at the videos from Darren’s tour of Europe back in November. wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Will 2010 be the year that’ll bring us new music from our belowed Beachwood Sparks? Let’s keep our fingers crossed…

Darren Rademaker Short Shorts Euro Tour 09

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Dear fellow Europeans,

We know that you’re probably busy analyzing the results of yesterday’s referendum in Ireland concerning the ratification of the Lisbon treaty, but what we are about to tell you is way more important and will have a much bigger and more direct impact on your day to day life:

In early November The Tyde frontman Darren Rademaker will be heading out on a short European tour of France, England and Sweden. The dates are below. Book your train tickets right away. This is going to be rad!

31 Oct: Paris, Instore Ground Zero Records
01 Nov: Paris, La Maroquinerie
03 Nov: Stockholm, Last Waltz, Bonden Bar
04 Nov: Göteborg, Woody West, Pusterviksbaren
05 Nov: London, The Lexington


Josh Schwartz’ Painted Hills announces debut album release

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Painted Hills, led by former Beachwood Sparks guitarist/singer/songwriter Josh Schwartz, is set to release their debut album on Bird Song Recordings in February 2010. I think this is gonna be good!

Tune in to the F.D. Zone

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

The release of Farmer Dave Scher’s debut album Flash Forward to the Good Times is only two weeks away. Yay! We’ve heard the record and it’s super rad!

Something else that’s cool is Dave’s new blog, The F.D. Zone. It’s got a talking fish and a rod fishing bird! Check it out at

The F.D. Zone

Farmer Dave release dates

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Please mark these dates in your calendar: July 1 and August 18. Those are the release dates for Farmer Dave Scher‘s debut 7″ and album respectively.

The 7″ Bab’lone Nights b/w You Pick Me Up will be released on the eminent label Mexican Summer. Pre-order and have a look at the artwork here.

The full LP, called Flash Forward to Good Times, will be released on Kemado Records. The album is produced by Once We Were Trees-producer Tom Monahan and will feature guest appearances by members of Entrance and Vietnam as well as Jonathan Wilson.

Live on Friday: Brent & Darren

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009


Farmer Dave live dates and Mystic Chords of Memory recordings

Monday, June 8th, 2009

We are noticing more life signs from different Beachwood Sparks related band and we are looooving it!

Farmer Dave is going to perform his music wizardry live while supporting Jenny Lewis. Live dates can be found on his groovy myspace-thingy. On his myspace you can also listen to the music which will be on his new 7″ single on Kemado Records. After that you’re gonna be wanting to pre-order this single with a one-click motion. This can be done here!

Also Mystic Chords of Memory (Chris Lee Gunst & Jennifer Lee Gunst) are recording music for a 7″ single which will be released on Avec Vinyl. There is no information yet on when this will be out but we’ll keep you updated on this.