MP3 thebeachmachine - plastic
Think XTC, Pearl Jam, Wire, My Bloody Valentine, Talk Talk, and Brian Eno, and that might bring you somewhat closer to the sound of the latest release from thebeachmachine.
13 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Punk, POP: New Wave
thebeachmachine is the brainchild of Danny Perez and Lazaro Lazo. Along with well-known Miami-based drummer Luis Illescas, these musicians are veterans of clubs across the country. Mixing hardcore/punk energy, ethereal distorted guitar soundscapes, and strong pop melodies, their sound is a product of years of songwriting, jamming, and a bit of experimentation.
The current version of thebeachmachine, while in a stripped-down trio format, is a clear extension of the act that released it''s debut album Companion in 2000. That collection garnered rave reviews from all over the world. Comments from the media ranged from "...like a guitar being played in a dream world..." to "...heavily rock based, but with a weird aura that is simply undefinable..." to "Well-crafted songs with listenability levels on high" to "In a world where everything''s already been done, these guys reinvent".
Though recently transplanted to their new hometown of Los Angeles, California, their consistent gigging has already garnered a modest but fanatical following hungry for killer songs, explosive performances, and a sound that has been referred to by some as the apex of modern-day escapist entertainment, all from a set of drums, a bass guitar, and a Telecaster guitar running through a small army of effects pedals into stereo amplifiers.
All the above pieces, recorded and produced by thebeachmachine with Scott Walton, keyboardist for the supergroup Conspiracy (Chris Squire/Billy Sherwood of Yes), are from their follow-up to 2000''s Companion.
Danny Perez - guitars, loops and vocals
Lazaro Lazo - basses
Luis Illescas - drums/percussion