Posted in music | streams | tour dates on July 26, 2012

by Bill Pearis

BEAK>

While we haven't heard from Portishead since 2011's "Chase the Tear" single, Geoff Barrow has been staying busy. His postpunk/Krautrock trio BEAK> just released their second album, LP >>, on the Invada label that he runs. The album was recorded live to tape with few overdubs and would make great party music for your next bombed-out Berlin warehouse soirée. You can stream the whole thing at the bottom of this post, along with a video for album track "Spinning Top."

While they have no U.S. tour plans at the moment (the band say early 2013), BEAK> are about to embark on a European jaunt and are releasing a special version of their new album to commemorate it. It comes in a fabric box with a bonus CD featuring ten tracks from the same sessions as the album. It's mostly available at the band's merch table but Invada has a limited amount for sale through their website. You can stream one of the bonus disc's "0898" (the UK's version of "1-900" telephone exchange, which were primarily used for sex lines) at the bottom of this post.

Meanwhile, Barrow also released an album with Ben Salisbury under the name DROKK which is made up entirely of minimal synthesizer instrumentals. It was conceived as a soundtrack to a nonexistent post-apocalyptic sci-fi film inspired by the 2000AD comics (Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper). If you like John Carpenter soundtracks, this is right up your alley.

A list of all BEAK> European tour dates, videos and streams below...

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BEAK> - 2012 Tour Dates
9/9 Sun - Bestival - Ninja Tune/Big Dada Stage, Isle Of Wight (UK)
9/14 Fri - Teatro Maria Matos, Lisbon (Portugal)
11/15 Thu - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (UK)
11/16 Fri - Deaf Institute, Manchester (UK)
11/17 Sat - Stereo, Glasgow (UK)
11/18 Sun - Whelan's, Dublin (UK)
11/21 Wed - Lexington, London (UK)
11/24 Sat - Le Temps Machine, Tours (France)
11/25 Sun - Bbmix festival - Carré Bellefeuille de Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris (France)
12/2 Sun - Sonic City Festival, Kortrijk (Belgium)

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Comments (22)

WULFSTAN II!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:30 PM

Yatton!

Posted by Hal9000 | July 26, 2012 5:33 PM

they play in Chicago in a few weeks:

http://www.emptybottle.com/show/4757985/

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 6:24 PM

different Beak in Chicago

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 8:02 PM

Portishead blows but this band is hot shit

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 8:09 PM

I like this way better than Portishead.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 10:41 PM

Hummus>

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 1:02 AM

Why lkkmotor so cheaper than any other seller?
I bought one complete <A

Posted by Motorcycle parts | July 27, 2012 4:16 AM

Clown music played through a vacuum.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 9:18 AM

While I like birds so can appreciate this band's name because it is related to birds I think, I am not interested in pursuing them any further.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 9:44 AM

What mean BEAK?! Indeed i listen the music and sounds ok but still figure out from where come BEAK. Somebody have idea?

Posted by Car Insurance in Florida | August 6, 2012 10:29 AM

In some incident, when these kind of bands have a concert, injuries can't be avoided, so it's better to know someone that can help you if that happens.

Posted by Atlanta Injury Attorney | August 6, 2012 1:05 PM

While I like birds so can appreciate this band's name because it is related to birds I think, I am not interested in pursuing them any further.

Posted by forums | September 7, 2012 6:55 AM

I like this way better than Portishead too.

Posted by Inchirieri Masini Romania | September 22, 2012 6:40 AM

Different Beak in Chicago!

Posted by Rent a Car | September 22, 2012 6:41 AM

Me to! I post to let people know how cool is this page. I don't know is about the money but is cool! I just wait until the next time!

Posted by Arab Ladies | September 27, 2012 11:13 PM

Very interesting article, I look forward to more research coming out regarding the remaining two thirds

Posted by Youtube | September 28, 2012 2:02 PM

Looks like a Gap catalog.

Posted by games | October 2, 2012 3:14 AM

Yea, this band's name because it is related to birds I think, thanks for sharing!

Posted by Drenagem Linfatica | November 6, 2012 1:20 PM

where are there eyes?

Posted by jordon | July 25, 2013 5:14 PM

awesome and great music for all music lovers.

Posted by vue 8 residence | September 27, 2013 1:04 AM

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Posted by inflora | October 5, 2013 8:19 AM

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