NORTHERN BEACHES: Music for Dying in Bars
LP | August 26, 2013
*Digital download available from the artist via Bandcamp.
On Music for Dying in Bars, the ever-progressing Northern Beaches guides a journey through beauty and terror, sadness and inspiration, insightful commentary and pure expression. With influences from punk rock, dub, the avant-garde, jazz, electronica, and prog, N.B. veers from the melodic to the confrontational, from the simple to the intensely complex, and from the meticulously composed to the completely improvised. This is a one-of-a-kind album and an epic listening experience.
"ZACHARY SUNDERMAN's guitars are dust storm dense, DAN FRANKLAND's bass murky and muffled, and BRANDON MACE's drums angular and chaotic, while Sunderman's sporadic vocals are poetic yet peeved. ... [T]he eclectic album lurches and heaves like a sputtering, soot-spewing blast furnace." -Mark Suppanz, The Big Takeover No. 73