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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two years ago) Permalink
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 (one year ago) Permalink
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
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
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 (two months ago) Permalink