Night Beats

Night Beats

Seattle, Washington
Danny Lee Blackwell Guitar/Vocals
Tarek Wegner Bass/Vocals
James Traeger Drums/Vocals
Self-titled LP/CD

Any number of bands cite 60’s Texas psych as an influence, but rarely does a group actually capture what made those bands special. Following their debut EP also on Trouble In Mind, The Night Beats have expanded on the bedroom immediacy of their first recordings to create an LP that perfectly captures and modernizes the hallucinogenic and exhilaratingly demonic aura of bands like The 13th Floor Elevators and Golden Dawn. With blazing guitar work and a razor sharp rhythm section Danny Lee Blackwell and company mutate conventional chords & progressions into a mind-blowing sonic sprawl. The record reels you in with 2-3 minute pop songs like ‘Ain’t Dumbo’ and ‘Dial 666', forging a landscape that then throws you into a chaotic journey of jams a’la ‘Dewayne’s Drone’ and ‘Little War in the Midwest’ that bend and meander but never overstay their welcome. Tune in, turn on, & drop that needle on this record! The first press of this LP is on randomly-mixed vinyl & includes a download code! CD version includes the OOP 4-song "H-Bomb" EP.

RIYL: Black Angels, Thee Oh Sees, 13th Floor Elevators, Electric Prunes

1. Puppet On A String
2. Ain’t Dumbo
3. Dial 666
4. The Other Side
5. Useless Game
6. Dewayne’s Drone
7. Hallucinojenny
8. Ain’t A Ghost
9. Meet Mr. Fork
10. War Games
11. High Noon Blues
12. Little War In The Midwest
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Puppet On A String
LP $12 CD $8
H-Bomb EP
The Night Beats' debut platter on Trouble In Mind! 1000 copies - all gone! These four songs are now included as bonus tracks on the compact disc version of their full-length album.
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