Beaches 'Second Of Spring' Launch with Marty Frawley Band & Primo
Melbourne psych-rock icons Beaches launch their epic new double album Second Of Spring at the Gasometer in November, with special guests to be announced. Released in early September, the album is already being hailed as a 2017 must-have, with sterling reviews piling in from The Age, Rolling Stone, Herald Sun and The Quietus, and feature albums on RRR, FBI, PBS and 2SER. Second Of Spring is Beaches at their most expansive and assured - a vast, enveloping sonic landscape, filled with extended instrumentals, overdriven psych-outs and propulsive pop nuggets.
Beaches’ much-loved second album She Beats brought the band international acclaim in 2013. Featuring guest guitar by German motorik hero Michael Rother (Neu, Harmonia), the album earned raves from Pitchfork, Stereogum, Gorilla Vs Bear, Spin and elsewhere. Their self-titled 2008 debut was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize (as was She Beats), and included in glossy coffee table book 100 Best Australian Albums. Beaches have toured the US twice, playing SXSW and Austin Psych Fest, and shared stages with Roky Erickson, Deerhunter, The Cult, Thee Oh Sees, Lightning Bolt, Mogwai, Best Coast and more.
Already revered as sprawling, swirling psych overlords, Second Of Spring is Beaches’ undeniable magnum opus.