Boston, MA garage punks Black Beach are set to release Play Loud Die, Vol. II in September, an EP that they recorded with Paul Kolderie (Dinosaur Jr., Hole, Pixies) and the follow up to the band’s recent split with Nice Guys. The trio have pulled back from their “always at 10” approach to blown out fuzz, opting for more dynamics while making their sound all the more visceral in the process. One of the Boston underground’s best and most explosive new bands, Black Beach have added nuance to their menace, and they are only getting better in doing so.

Black Beach’s Ben Sementa shared: “The video and song kinda explains that initial shock of learning that something isn’t as good as it appears on the surface, and the way people tend to either be naive to how things actually are or choose to ignore them. The video was inspired by some old Dinosaur Jr videos, like ‘Freak Scene,’ and some horror movies. It’s like a spooky ‘Freak Scene.'”

Tour Dates:

09/02 – Frederick, MD @ Slayground
09/03 – Akron, OH @ The Overlook
09/04 – Cincinnati, OH @ 3117 Warsaw
09/06 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Far House
09/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ Sextile & Surfbort
09/09 – Somerville, MA @ Starlab Fest w/ Baby, Laika’s Orbit & more
11/09 – Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom w/ The Proletariat & Seige
11/10 – Fall River, MA @ Narrows

Photo Courtesy of Ben Benson


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