News archive for December, 2009

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…