Byron Coley, WIRE Magazine, on Mountains + Valleys, February 2014:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sjimon Gompers, IMPOSE Magazine, on Golden Theft, August 2013

“…the grand theft surprise of the summer…an album that picks and chooses the best parts plucked out of the modern golden era that sound better than anything before.”

Raven Sings the Blues give high praise to Golden Theft, January 2014

Golden Theft reviewed in The Big Takeover, December 2013

Golden Theft ranks high on Vinyl District’s Best LPs of 2013, December 2013

End-of-year honors from SF Weekly, December 2013

Golden Theft reviewed in Terminal Boredom, September 2013

Aquarius Records praises Golden Theft, September 2013

In depth analysis of Golden Theft from Vinyl District, September 2013

Golden Theft reviewed in Impose Magazine, August 2013

Michael Beach dream analysis in Impose Magazine, August 2013

Michael Beach feature in East Bay Express, August 2013

Aquarius Records on “Trouble Coming Down”

“This is the first we’re hearing from Electric Jellyfish, although mainman Michael Beach is responsible for a killer tape we reviewed a while back. We tried to catch EJ at South By Southwest, they played WFMU’s showcase, sadly, we were at the aQ show across town, but word was they killed it. Which is not hard to imagine listening to this two track teaser, clanging crashing guitars, pounding tribal drumming, howled feral vox, thick sinewy basslines, swaggery and slithery, punky and low slung, very reminiscent of some of our favorite Aussie bands like Lubricated Goat, Kingsnakeroost, the Scientists, etc. A similar sort of swampy junkyard blooz, a little loose, a bit druggy, with the bass on the second track driving a sort of Birthday Party-ish dirge.”

Aquarius Records on “Mountains + Valleys”

“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.”

Two Reviews in The Big Takeover, May 2012

Michael Beach interview on SF Gate, April 2012

Mountains + Valleys review in YourFlesh Magazine, January 2012

Mountains + Valleys reviewed on Terminal Boredom, January 2012

Michael Beach feature/interview in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, December 2011

Spacerockmountain digs Mountains +Valleys, November 2011

Mountains + Valleys reviewed in Stoned Sun Vibrations, November 2011

The Bay Bridged, November 2011

Sonic Masala reviews Mountains + Valleys, November 2011

Art for Spastics on “A Horse”

A Horse is brilliant, understated, yet powerful and emotive. I guess you could call it a “singer/songwriter” effort, but that’d be selling it short. Fans of the best of Elliot Smith, the best of Lou Reed, and Straight Ahead, the 1984 solo LP by Greg Sage of The Wipers, please have a listen to ‘A Horse’ here…”

Featured article in MessandNoise, August 2011

Review in 7inches, April 2011

The Needle Drop digs the “A Horse/The Exhilarating Rise” 7-inch, March 2011 

Beach interviewed in Melbourne’s Beat Magazine, March 2011

The Bay Bridged, February 2011

France’s S.A.V., February 2011

AllEveryoneUnited, January 2011

MessandNoise.com on “Blood Courses”

“Somehow these songs seem to exist outside the framework of popular music, their structures both classic and completely individual. As such, Blood Courses is an album that will hopefully be regarded as a fully realised work long after its contemporaries have faded from memory. It avoids the pitfalls of genre, fashion and commercial considerations so successfully, I’m tempted to call it timeless.”