Wednesday, January 26, 2011
[press release] Twin Lakes Records has just released their first 7-inch vinyl - Michael Beach’s “A Horse/The Exhilarating Rise." Beach’s first single since relocating to San Francisco from Australia, "A Horse" is a clear display of the versatility he has become known for after multiple releases with Melbourne’s Electric Jellyfish (Ecstatic Yod/Twin Lakes). In the first sessions for his sophomore album, Beach brought together friend and co-producer Raymond Raposa (Castanets) and engineer Seth Lorinczi (Corin Tucker Band, Golden Bears) at Seth’s Little Golden Book Studio in Portland, Oregon. The tape hiss and sparseness of "A Horse" recall early Elliott Smith recordings mixed with upbeat Townes Van Zandt melodies, while the B-side offers a euphoric Branca-esque guitar drone with hints of White Light/White Heat-era Velvet Underground madness.
Here we see Beach improving on previous solo efforts that one writer called "timeless". The vinyl version officially drops on February 8th but can be pre-ordered from the Twin Lakes site now. Digital downloads are immediately available on a name-your-price basis over at Beach's Bandcamp site.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 5:45 PM