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Beachwood Sparks' New Album After 11 Years Of Absence

Beachwood Sparks are back with a new album ‘Tarnished Gold’ after something like 11 years of absence!! The band, which formed in the 90s, was qualified of alt-country because of their ‘shimmering twang-pop melodies and gorgeous harmonies’. With Chris Gunst on guitar, Brent Rademaker on bass, Aaron Sperske (who was married to indie rock photographer Autumn de Wilde) on drums and multi-instrumentalist Farmer Dave Scher on keys and about everything else, they were the ultimate happy-sunny California sound, evoking the music of the Byrds and Gram Parsons.


The album is due on June 26 via Sub Pop and is produced by Thom Monahan (Vetiver, the Chapin Sisters), with a special contribution by Ariel Pink among many others. Listening to ‘Forget the Song’, that they are offering for free download, they haven’t lost anything of that soaking-in-the-70s sound, you just want to listen to while driving along the Pacific ocean with the sun and the wind in your face,…


Many bands have tried to imitate this Laurel Canyon folk-Americana sound, but the Beachwood Sparks are the original ones, and the album promises to recapture this breezy, floating-above-your-head soundscape, animated by dreamy melodies for cool summer nights.

‘Tarnished Gold’ Tracklist

01 Forget the Song
02 Sparks Fly Again
03 Mollusk
04 Tarnished Gold
05 Water From the Well
06 Talk About Lonesome
07 Leave That Light On
08 Nature's Light
09 No Queremos Oro
10 Earl Jean
11 Alone Together
12 The Orange Grass Special
13 Goodbye

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