See who’s playing Lollapalooza 2013, which of your friends are going, and pick your own favorites.
Twin Danger goes to TOKYO to perform at BILLBOARD LIVE. Here are some shots from the trip and performance….
Diamond Mind: Behind the scenes with NYC musical muse (and HH covergirl) Vanessa Bley! Lots of people multitask. Some people are annoying about it. Some people overshare about it. Some people simply…
New EP “Fierce & Grateful” out now on SPACE CAMP RADIO Records, download on iTunes http://bit.ly/QCboLQ
GLASSLANDS GALLERY 1/17 photos by Ilana Allegro
DIGITAL SUPERNATURAL - - - My close friend Toni Hacker, founder and creative director of HAYDEN HARNETT has used me for their Spring 2013 Look Book. View it here! http://www.haydenharnett.com/?action=home
Escape & Embrace your beautiful demons yet again with our official release of the Plaster music video by Phil Knott. One of four songs off our debut EP “Fierce & Grateful” available nowhttp://bit.ly/QCboLQ Lush Beast. Watch it now on NYLONhttp://bit.ly/UuR6VG
Hey friends - big big news for the band this past month. Yesterday we released our EP “Fierce & Grateful” and we’ve had some serious help to kick out the jams…CMJ exclusively streamed the EP prior to the release, Rolling Stone gave us a daily download, NYLON premiered our music video for Plaster, Diffuser.FM added us to their Top 50 Songs of September 2012, lots of love on the tweetersphere…..just fun times.
CELEBRATE THE RELEASE WED OCT. 3 / 7:30PM - EP Release Party & Show (SEE INVITE)
@ The Bowery Electric $5
“Life is a beast—you can’t ignore it or control it, only patrol it,” says Vanessa Bley, frontwoman for the band—wait for it—Beast Patrol. The Brooklyn-based trio funnels that credo into dream-pop-with-an-edge, with their debut EP Fierce and Gratefulout this week. But that philosophy also informed the band’s music video for their first single, “Plaster”, which Bley describes as “a battle between escaping and embracing ones demons.”
With an approach that heady, it’s no surprise that Beast Patrol, along with director Phil Knott, looked at the work of David Lynch (circa 1986) for video inspiration. There are hazy shots, surreal moments (for the monsters, they used masks from Bley’s puppeteer friend Chris De Ville), and even a motorcycle montage. “The motorcycle floating the beasts around was the cherry on top, naturally,” Bley says with a smile. You can be the judge of that, since we’ve got the exclusive premiere of the music video. Watch it below—though be warned, Bley suggests watching it when you’re “feeling anxiously melancholic.” That, or when you’re in the mood to see some artful beasts driving down abandoned back roads, of course.
by REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
“‘Plaster’ came so quickly when I wrote it. Total explosion. I actually hated it at first because it was so personal but over time the lyrics applied to more and more,” Beast Patrol’s Vanessa Bley tells Rolling Stone. “We all fall apart and try to clean it up. It’s important to step outside yourself and try to get in. Keep the beast in check”
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OTHER UPCOMING SHOWS
PLASTER’s first review from Austin Town hall
“….With such a ferocious name you might have an intimidating sound in mind when you first put onBeast Patrol, but let me assure you that won’t be anywhere near the actual outcome. Their debut EP, Fierce & Grateful, is on its way on September 25th, and this track sort of employs sonic similarities to Beach House, but with a heavier swirling guitar and limited electronic notes wrapped behind. Hopefully people give this group a chance, as there’s definitely something incredibly special happening with this tune here…..”