Michael Beach is a Melbourne-based musician who writes, records, and performs under his own name, and as a member of Melbourne trio Shovels. He is a recent transplant from Oakland, CA, having spent the previous 5 years recording two solo albums (2013’s Golden Theft and the forthcoming Gravity/Repulsion) and playing as a member of Oakland’s Colossal Yes and Meercaz.  Since 2008, he has put out records on Twin Lakes RecordsHomeless RecordsEcstatic Yod, and Spectacular Commodity.

After a two years of touring Golden Theft (Twin Lakes), Michael Beach returned to the studio to record Gravity/Repulsion — the culmination of two years playing as full band with drummer Utrillo Kushner (Colossal Yes, Comets On Fire) and bass player Muslim Delgado (Meercaz). Gravity/Repulsion was recorded with engineer Phil Manley (Moon Duo, Carlton Melton) at Manley’s El Studio in San Francisco.   It is due for release in September 2017 on Spectacular Commodity.

Shovels recorded the follow up to their self-titled debut at the end of their 2017 USA tour.  Tracked and mixed in Portland with Justin Higgins (The Hunches, Lavender Flu), the record captured the sound of the band as they are live — ‘absolutely professional demolition’ (Doug Mosurock).  Look for the record in late 2017.