The Night Beats debut “Dial 666” on RCRD LBL from upcoming s/t LP out via Trouble in Mind

June 14 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
w/ Black Lips
June 28 – Slabtown – Portland, OR
June 29 – Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
w/ Bare Wire
July 1 – New Frontier – Tacoma, WA
Aug 7 – Comet Day Show – Seattle, WA
w/ TRMRS

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!

Author: James McQuiston

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