Beauty Pill - Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are

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my favorite song is "when cornered" which is probably the closest this record gets to post-hardcore

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Thursday, 31 December 2015 18:00 (three years ago) Permalink

but also when i was talking about this album the other day i figured out i associated it with scritti politti (in the fractured composition production but also generally soundwise it kinda reminds me of anomie and bonhomie) and prefab sprout (idk chad clark's gentle deadpan delivery kinda reminds me of paddy) so this record's kind of a weird singularity for me

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Thursday, 31 December 2015 18:02 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://octave.is/beautypill/jump-they-say

maura, Wednesday, 10 February 2016 14:42 (three years ago) Permalink

link not working for me

curmudgeon, Saturday, 13 February 2016 17:37 (three years ago) Permalink

it was a temporary upload

some dude, Saturday, 13 February 2016 17:52 (three years ago) Permalink

Bleh. Had emailed myself the link when Maura(?) posted it on Twitter as I'm only now in a position to listen to anything ... coughcoughYSIcough? :/

etc, Saturday, 13 February 2016 21:05 (three years ago) Permalink

How did I not listen to this album before now. It is the best music ever.

Tim F, Sunday, 14 February 2016 00:06 (three years ago) Permalink

Was trying to work out why this album made me feel like 2001. Then I realised it was because it's like The Dismemberment Plan's Change meets Bows' Cassidy meets The Beta Band's The Hot Shots II.

Tim F, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 10:17 (three years ago) Permalink

v on-point comparisons. think beauty pill is more intricate still

odysseus (imago), Wednesday, 17 February 2016 10:33 (three years ago) Permalink

Well it's like it takes the intricacy of all of them and sacrifices nothing in the blending.

Tim F, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 10:50 (three years ago) Permalink

yes!

odysseus (imago), Wednesday, 17 February 2016 10:53 (three years ago) Permalink

Imago-Tim F accord of 2016

Tim F, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 11:05 (three years ago) Permalink

Dp you like Game Theory / The Loud Family? I feel like that is spiritually similar to this if not sonically.

Tim F, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 11:07 (three years ago) Permalink

Will check it/them out! fwiw we accorded on quite a few things last year, and the KING albun is my record of 2016 so far...

odysseus (imago), Wednesday, 17 February 2016 11:13 (three years ago) Permalink

So as not to derail this excellent Beauty Pill thread I will post something represent elsewhere.

Tim F, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 11:27 (three years ago) Permalink

Was trying to work out why this album made me feel like 2001. Then I realised it was because it's like The Dismemberment Plan's Change meets Bows' Cassidy meets The Beta Band's The Hot Shots II.

― Tim F, Wednesday, February 17, 2016 5:17 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

you might already realize this but Chad Clark produced most of the Dismemberment Plan's albums!

some dude, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 12:08 (three years ago) Permalink

I read that after I had made the connection in my head and felt ashamed of my brain for being so obvious.

Tim F, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 12:12 (three years ago) Permalink

lol

some dude, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 12:27 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

was a huge fan of smart went crazy's 'con art' and beauty pill's 'cigarrette girl from the future' EP, but their first album was such a bore i just forgot about them. it felt like they were aiming to that sort of dave fridmann empty(?) grandeur that basically defined his production work on mercury rev/flaming lips albums and ended up with something bloated and ultimately tuneless.

this album is amazing.

rusty_allen, Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:23 (three years ago) Permalink

i think The Unsustainable Lifestyle is a really good and fascinating and misunderstood album, especially lyrically, but yeah, it's not on the same level as Con Art or Describes

some dude, Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:49 (three years ago) Permalink

^^ tbh, i never listened to the album since then, and at the time i didn't really gave it that much of a chance.

rusty_allen, Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:54 (three years ago) Permalink

I discovered Describes in late February and have been kicking my own ass ever since: the album I wished I'd heard in 2015.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:54 (three years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

http://www.beautypill.com/schedule/

WED. APRIL 26, 2017 | ARTO LINDSAY & BEAUTY PILL | ONE LONGFELLOW SQUARE | PORTLAND, ME $18

THURS. APRIL 27, 2017 | ARTO LINDSAY & BEAUTY PILL | ONCE BALLROOM | SOMERVILLE, MA $20

FRI. APRIL 28, 2017 | ARTO LINDSAY & BEAUTY PILL | BELL HOUSE | BROOKLYN, NY $20

SAT. APRIL 29, 2017 | ARTO LINDSAY & BEAUTY PILL | BLACK CAT | WASHINGTON, DC $20

SUN. APRIL 30, 2017 | ARTO LINDSAY & BEAUTY PILL | BOOT & SADDLE | PHILADELPHIA, PA $20

Plus he wrote liner notes for the new Arto Lindsay album coming out in APril

curmudgeon, Friday, 24 February 2017 19:20 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

I've had this back in rotation the past month and it is sooo good

KPH, Thursday, 20 July 2017 17:24 (one year ago) Permalink

it really really holds up, last five tracks are an especially amazing run

imago, Monday, 24 July 2017 15:21 (one year ago) Permalink

think 'dog with rabbit in mouth, unharmed' is my pick these days

imago, Monday, 24 July 2017 15:21 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

listening to king krule's new album, reflecting on how if it weren't rubbish it might sound a bit like this album

imago, Saturday, 11 November 2017 17:46 (one year ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

On Tuesday in a post shared w/ the public on Facebook, Jean Cook said she is leaving Beauty Pill. Her last live gig with them is tonight at a special $49 ticket benefit with panel discussion thing at the Howard Theatre in DC. She notes she has deep love and respect for the generosity and commitment of the group’s members.

curmudgeon, Friday, 14 September 2018 19:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

My brother sent me this album for my birthday this year. My god, it's incredible. I've been humming "Ann the Word," "For Pretend," and "Steven and Tiwonge" nonstop since I heard them.

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Monday, 11 February 2019 15:16 (three months ago) Permalink

:)

imago, Monday, 11 February 2019 18:21 (three months ago) Permalink

very good album, hope they do another one at some pont

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Monday, 11 February 2019 18:24 (three months ago) Permalink

.... why did i imagine this whole time that you already loved this record djp

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 11 February 2019 18:25 (three months ago) Permalink

So glad I got to see them record parts of this at Artisphere in Arlington, then saw the installation, then finally heard the finished thing - it's an amazing record that clearly took a long time to gestate, and it all paid off. By the sounds of it their old label can get fucked, although hopefully it'll be back up on streaming soon. (IIRC Chad has the rights, finally, and it's tied up in some sort of legal issue at the moment.)

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Monday, 11 February 2019 20:56 (three months ago) Permalink

XP: probably because it is an extremely DJP album

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 02:25 (three months ago) Permalink

Amazing album

een, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:29 (three months ago) Permalink


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