10 March 2006

Beangrowers

Beangrowers came to me via MySpace. They're from Malta (don't be embarassed, go ahead and click that link if you don't know where it is) but sound like they could be cousins to Franz Ferdinand or Hot Hot Heat. At least, that's the first impression they made on me. After listening to the music more I'm hearing things much more interesting than your average neo-new wave sound-a-like. Think more PJ Harvey and Elastica. There's a cool sexy strut to their music that makes me wonder when, not if, one of these songs will end up in a movie. Wait...oh I see. Well, for a band that's been around for a good while these guys sure aren't getting the kind of attention their music deserves.

From their MySpace page:

"With 3 albums under their belt, Beangrowers are to date best known in continental Europe. Based in Berlin for a number of years, they were signed to Rough Trade's German division and built a strong fan-base through video rotation on VIVA and MTV Central while touring with the likes of Elbow, Tindersticks, Stereophonics, dEUS and Trash Can Sinatras. Fans include award-winning director Wim Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club, Wings of Desire, Million Dollar Hotel) who used their music for his latest movie "Land of Plenty". They wowed audiences in the USA when they visited in 2004 and 2005, playing the SXSW and the legendary Sine' club in New York. Their latest album "Dance Dance Baby" has now been released in Germany and Australia, with a forthcoming release in the USA. The Beangrowers will release their UK debut single "You Are You Are" in March 2006 on Series 8 Records. The album will be out in June."
Damn. They've been here, played Sin-é, and I missed it? Shitlords. Well, if you'd like to see them and you live in the UK, you're in luck.

Listen:
"You Are You Are"
"The Priest"

BUY the album Dance Dance Baby.

7 comments:

burningoak.com said...

Neo-New Wave.

It's official. Armageddon is upon us.

Good stuff though. I like 'em. They do have a different feel. That dark bass line in "You are you are" gives it a nice edge.

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blairedcube said...

I love Malta :-)

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bedouin said...

hey, i came across your site a few days ago, the day you posted about a band called track a tiger, and i must say i really like your blog.

i was just curious about something. where do you find the new music that you post on the site? it seems like there are so many new bands out there all the time, and just as many "underground" websites...how do you sort through it all?

Dag Erik Nygaard said...

This is a great blog. Keep it up ;)

Roderick Mallia said...

The Beanies definitely need a tad more recognition for their efforts. Great band in my opinion (and not just because they're fellow Maltese *grin*)

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