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MICHAEL BEACH / Michael Beach 2022 EP 12" Silver Vinyl
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MICHAEL BEACH / Michael Beach 2022 EP 12" Silver Vinyl

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 MICHAEL BEACH 'Michael Beach 2022' EP 12" Silver Vinyl

Limited edition / 300 Silver colour vinyl. Comes with DL code.

Following the acclaimed album ‘Dream Violence’ (2021) and a recent vinyl re-issue of his modern underground classic ‘Gravity/ Repulsion’, Melbourne based musician Michael Beach has just announced a new self-titled 12”/ EP, to be released Sep 30 via Goner & Poison City Records.

Recorded during the winter of 2021, the new record is made up of both 8-track tape and full studio recordings, interspersed with experimental, moody interludes, and features Beach's Australian bandmates Bonnie Mercer (guitar), Peter Warden (drums) and Carla Oliver (bass) throughout. The EP’s stunning closing track ‘Only A Memory’ is a collaboration with Lloyd Swanton of renowned Australian minimalist trio The Necks, recorded in NSW's Blue Mountains.

‘Out in a Burning Alley’, the EP’s lead single, combines Beach’s soulful abstracted lyrics over two minutes and fifty eight seconds of blazing garage-rock, where the sounds of the Melbourne and Oakland/Bay Area underground collide. The track is accompanied by a video from Melbourne director Alex Millen who has recently worked with Melbourne’s EXEX and Modal Melodies.

Known for his work touring with the Australian guitar pop band Thigh Master and the late, brilliantly eccentric Israeli guitarist Charlie Megira, Michael Beach is the architect of a sound that is both well-built and ramshackle, straight- forward and indeterminably complex, out of the norm yet familiar in all the best ways.

Across his growing catalog, Beach’s music unfolds like a revelation, filled with sonic tumbleweeds that reference Neil Young’s On the Beach, Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, the Velvet Underground’s Loaded, and the Go Betweens’ Before Hollywood. Influences ranging from the enigmatic outlier Megira to Glenn Branca to the Oblivians are combined to create a new, exhilarating sound, part of the path that Beach has been on since 2008’s Blood Courses. A veteran of year-end indie rock round ups beginning with Golden Theft in 2013 & continuing with Gravity/Repulsion, released in 2017, Beach distilled the best of those early albums and has added sharpened intent on his acclaimed 2021 long player ‘Dream Violence’ and soon to be released 2022 EP.