Michael Beach is a San Francisco-based musician who writes, records, and performs under his own name, and as a member of Melbourne-based trios Electric Jellyfish and Shovels. 2013 has has also seen him take up guitar duties with Colossal Yes. Since 2008, he has put out records on the Thurston Moore/Byron Coley colab label Ecstatic Yod, Twin Lakes Records, Peru’s Tacu Tacu Records, and Spectacular Commodity.
Golden Theft, the second full length LP from Michael Beach, is out 8.20.13 on Twin Lakes Records with distribution through Revolver. The album was recorded with drummer Utrillo Kushner (Colossal Yes, Comets On Fire) and engineer Phil Manley (Wooden Shjips, Barn Owl) over three days at Manley’s Lucky Cat Studios. Golden Theft will be supported by tours of the US in August and Australia in November.
Shovels recorded their second LP in between shows on their last Australian tour, and finished tours of the US and Europe earlier this year. The new self-titled LP is due out in November, when the band heads to Australia for Sound Summit 2013 in Sydney.
“Hooky and a little bit heavy, driving and catchy like crazy, and that tempo shift just kills us every time, so unexpected, but so cool…..Drifting from crunchy post punk, to woozy psychedelic drift, to countrified rust belt songsmithery, and several other stops in between… Gorgeous stuff for sure.” – Aquarius Records on Mountains + Valleys