Site updates

The forum’s back!

Monday, February 27th, 2012

We’ve manage to restore the old forums that went missing in cyber space in a site upgrade some years ago. Better late than never, right?

Let’s pick up where we left it 1109 days ago!

The Tyde covers Primal Scream

Friday, March 11th, 2011

The Tyde is featured on a new covers compilation called C44 put together “to celebrate the twentieth birthday of French monthly magazine Magic, Revue Pop Moderne.

Darren Rademaker and Co. contributes with a spectoresque version of Primal Scream’s Leaves taken from the Scottish band’s jangly debut LP Sonic Flower Groove. The track was recorded by Farmer Dave Scher and features vocals by Piper Kaplan of Puro Instinct fame.

Listen below and head over here to download the complete comp for free!

Also, the audio section has been updated with some new tracks by Farmer Dave Scher, Painted Hills and Neal Casal.

Video section updated

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The video section has finally received a long overdue update.

May I suggest the following procedure:
1. Click here.
2. Turn the volume up on your computer.
3. Hit the fullscreen button.
4. Hit play and…
5. … enjoy!

Next up: fixing the broken music player (and perhaps adding some new songs…)

All Night Radio 5 Year Anniversary Special

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

The idea for this homepage was actually born when All Night Radio’s Spirit Stereo Frequency hit our ears and minds five years ago. We loved Beachwood Sparks before that but through the different solo projects which saw the light of day in 2004 we (Mathias and Staffan) started to meet up and comparing booklets and information about the genealogy of the band, its members and the different recordings. When all this new music and collaborations started to happen we realized that we needed to investigate which members who had played what in which band and how this all came together in the different recordings. Once we had done that we felt that a lot of work (which mostly can be found in the members section) could be helpful to others as well and therefore we decided to put together this page. It is meant to be a homage to the band and their music but also a helpful source of information for fans of Beachwood Sparks and other psychedelic music.

It is now five years ago we started doing this and we felt it would be fun to do a special celebration of Spirit Stereo Frequency which we feel is one of the best albums of all time, but also a forgotten work. It seems like the mainstream have caught up with the mood and sounds of All Night Radio through works from also great bands such as Caribou and Animal Collective. We don’t think these bands are undeserving of the praise coming their way but we feel that All Night Radio should be recognized with more an important legacy. Therefore we have contacted both members of the band and conducted interviews with them. You can read those now in our special Spirit Stereo Frequency-section. We also have written a text about the album and collected some media about the band. Enjoy!
A Flying Radio Bat!

thecalmingseas.com/ssf

More California gigs to come

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Beachwood Sparks are heading back to California after a short trip to the East Coast (reviews from the shows in Philly and NYC can be found in the forums) for three shows in late October/early November together with Jenny Lewis. This most certainly means that Farmer Dave once again will be in the Beachwood line-up, since he’s currently on tour with Lewis. More details can be found here.

Oh, we’ve also finally been able to track down a descent version of the By Your Side video, which can now be seen in the video player.

More tour dates and photos

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

It looks like The Sparks are heading to the East Coast! Here’s the dates.

Photos from the shows in Redmond and Big Sur can now be found in the photo album.

New Beachwood Sparks live videos!

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

We’re very excited to bring to you two new and exclusive Beachwood Sparks live video clips. Click here to watch them!

This wonderful footage of the band circa ’98 was brought to us from The Pete Kinne Page by Cloyce on Myspace. We would like to send our big thanks to Jackie Hager for letting us distribute these videos and by that making them available to the Beachwood Sparks fan community. That’s you guys.

The first clip is a performance of Midsummer Daydream and Watery Moonlight (a song that was recorded for the band’s unreleased debut album) from Old Town Pub in Pasadena in March 1998. The second clip shows Beachwood Sparks live at Spaceland in August 1998 performing (the 7″ version of) Desert Skies.

We are also very happy to be able to present a clip with Beachwood Sparks percussionist Pete “Sleigher” Kinne and his friends (playing as Gold Winter People) performing one of Pete’s songs at The Chorus Club in September 1998. Watch it here!

If anyone has any other information about the videos or something visible in them, don’t hesitate to speak up in the forums and we’ll post the info so everyone interested will be able to get to it.

Blue Circle Magic page added to the site

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

We have added added a page for Aaron Sperske’s new band Blue Circle Magic to the related bands section.

Radio playlist updated

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

The radio playlist has been updated.

New show available for download

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

A new show has been added to the audio section.