Beauty Pill - Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are

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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

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 (one year 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 (five 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 (one week ago) Permalink

:)

imago, Monday, 11 February 2019 18:21 (one week ago) Permalink

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

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

XP: probably because it is an extremely DJP album

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

Amazing album

een, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:29 (one week ago) Permalink


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