Black Beach Share 'Tapeworm' LP
"Harmonically distorted with ominous dissonance, Black Beach craft a pleasing cacophony of jarring post-punk and serrated grunge overtones in their latest single. Fueled by distress and stinging anxiety, the raw vocal performance conquers the song alongside the haunting guitar riffs that nod with the bashing drum beats."
- Alt Press
"The dark, ominous and fast-paced song makes you feel dangerous and disheveled just listening to it, but you also know exactly what they’re talking about."
"Consumed by the omnipresent anxiety of our current political and cultural moment, Boston post-punk outfit Black Beach is channeling all that negativity into a bruising yet cathartic release on its new LP Tapeworm."
- The 405
"With a cave-like wall of sound that’s both recklessly punk and stuffed with grungy grit, BlackBeach’s sound has spread across the northeast, finding them on bills with bands of many styles and even securing them a Boston Music Awards nomination."
- Allston Pudding
Today, Boston-based post-punk band Black Beach share their new album Tapeworm on all streaming platforms. Northern Transmissions exclusively premiered the LP, praising, "The album takes a conscious step away from previous releases which relied heavily on fuzzed out overdubbed guitars and reverb and delay drenched vocals. Tapeworm instead focuses on capturing a very natural, barebones depiction of the music, relying more on dynamics and room sound to create a spacious atmosphere rather than effects units." Black Beach heads out on a US tour in support of the LP this month, kicking it off with a hometown album release show at Boston's Hong Kong on 10/16 -see below for the full list of US tour dates. Tapeworm LP is out now on all DSPs.
Tapeworm is an album about being a human in the 21st century. The songs touch on many different topics such as climate change, capitalism, nostalgia and the echo chamber in which the internet allows us to exist, though the overarching theme of the record is the anxiety of living in our current political and social climate. The album takes a conscious step away from previous releases which relied heavily on fuzzed out overdubbed guitars and reverb and delay drenched vocals. Tapeworm instead focuses on capturing a very natural, barebones depiction of the music, relying more on dynamics and room sound to create a spacious atmosphere rather than effects units. Tapeworm was recorded over the course of a weekend with Justin Pizzoferrato (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Speedy Ortiz) at Sonelab Studios, and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering.