The Beets sign to Hardly Art (new MP3 & dates)
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: The Beets - Doing As I Do (MP3)
Like Xray Eyeballs before them, The Beets have signed with Sub Pop subsidary Hardly Art who will put out the band's third album, Let the Poison Out, on October 24. This is the fourth Brooklyn band the label has signed: Golden Triangle, Xray Eyeballs and La Sera are the others.
We've got the first-released song from it, the Turtles/Troggs-ish "Doing as I Do." Grab it above. It's pretty hi-fi, at least compared to the rest of the Beets releases, and the band clean up pretty nicely.
Judging from the new press photo, The Beets have a yet another new drummer. Maybe they'll keep hold of this one. The Beets also have a few dates coming up, including Saturday night (9/17) at Knitting Factory with fellow Hardly Art band Hunx & His Punx, as well as an Orta Blu fundraiser Monday night (9/19) at Skylight West Rooftop.
All dates and the album cover art and tracklist below...
The Beets - Let The Poison Out
Street date: Oct. 24, 2011
1. You Don't Want Kids To Be Dead
2. Now I Live
3. Preso Voy
4. Let Clock Work
5. Doing as I Do
6. Wipe it Off
7. Eat No Dick 3
8. Without You
9. As The World
10. I Don't Know
11. I Think I Might Have Built a Horse
12. Friends of Friends
13. Walking To My House
The Beets - 2011 Tour Dates
09/17 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory * ^
09/19 New York, NY - Skylight West Rooftop
10/14 Brooklyn, NY - Bell House &
10/21 Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent (Hardly Art / WUSB CMJ party)
* = w/ Hunx & His Punx
^ = w/ Natural Child
& = w/ Those Darlins