So it's official: Beulah has just finished recording their next album.
They recorded it at Tiny Telephone studios in San Francisco over the past
four months. While Beulah still handled all the production duties, John
Croslin of GBV and Spoon fame engineered the sessions. Miles is off to
Nashville next week to mix with Roger Moutenot, who produced the last
four Yo La Tengo records, "The Hot Rock" by Sleater Kinney as well as
records by They Might Be Giants, Bill Frissel, and Lou Reed. A finished
product should be ready for consumption by spring. So if you're bugging
the band about it, you can cut it out now. Don't worry--they still love
Oops! Here's one more online
video from iCAST. See Miles, Steve St. Cin, and Bill Evans dish
on the state of modern songwriting. Hear Miles talk about how "People
wanna get 'sexed up'"...
Okay, multimedia treats for everyone! Until I figure out where to put
these links, they'll live here.
Catch Beulah and Gomez at this year's SXSW, sponsored by Burly Bear,
who provides "original entertainment programming for the college audience."
Watch the band perform and see Miles, Steve, and Steve taunt cellphone
How to get there:
Go to the first pull-down menu and under MUSIC, select Shuffle
The link is in Episode 9: Beulah and Gomez
Next up, Spin.com interviews Miles and Bill Swan during the 1999 SXSW.
They discuss making When Your Heartstings Break and Elephant 6, among
other things. Be prepared for interesting camerawork.
How to get there:
Finally, from July of '99, CJ from the Digital Club Festival talks
shoes with Miles and Pat and get into the nuts and bolts of When Your
How to get there:
You must register
Go to the Live Library link, Beulah's under B
So a lot of people have been asking, Wassup with Beulah? Well, they're
recording the next CD and will be busy the next few months making magic
in the studio. And if you play your cards right, I might score some
photos or something to keep the shakes from setting in.
Beulah heads to Europe for a quickie weekend in England and Amsterdam
at the end of April. Lookie.
Whew! So photos are up from Beulah's 1999 race-around-the-world tour,
covering two continents. See the action in the *updated* Biography section.
Listen to Miles talk about When Your Heartstrings Break, the music-making
process, lyrics, and more at LookSmart
Radio. Requires Real Audio player.
Calling All Bay Area Residents: Win the Chance of a Lifetime!
For those of you going to Noise Pop shows this week, don't forget
to stop by the merch table and enter the "Who Wants to Marry a Beulah?"
contest. You -- yes you -- can score a free date with one of the many
willing Beulah band members. It's no secret that the boys have serious
reps as "ladies' men." But men, don't be afraid because they're gentlemen
at heart. And the prize is really good.
Miles? Easy. Really.
Big Steve? You'll have to earn your keep.
Little Steve? Rico suave.
Pat? Ask him about the Limey incident.
Bill? Free legal advice.
The Other Bill? Makes a mean sandwich.
Yes, a win-win situation for all. So be sure to stuff the ballot box
at any Noise Pop show.
Here's some useful information from my Q+A with Beulah.
Yo wassup? Are you gonna rock the Bay Area or what?
The Noise Pop gig will be the
only show in San Francisco this year. Nothing personal, we just need
to start recording the next record.
So we'll get it first, right?
Do I really want the UK singles? They're really cute.
If you live in the United States there's no real reason to buy them
because the B-sides are merely songs taken from Handsome
Western States. The only exception is the Score
From Augusta single, which contains a previously unreleased track
called "All Points North." You see, H.W.S. has not been released in
the UK so Shifty Disco
[Beulah's British label] is putting out H.W.S. tracks as B-sides instead.
So unless you're a completist or don't own H.W.S., don't bother.
Why can't I find anything on you at SXSW?
The reason you cannot find any info on Beulah for SXSW is because Beulah
is NOT officially playing the festival. Instead, we're playing a party
on our day off the Gomez tour. If we're not mistaken, the party will
be open to the public. [Check the schedule
periodically for updates.]
Beulah takes to the streets in March, beginning with Noise Pop in San
Francisco then mosey on over to the East Coast and South. See where
the boys end up in Show Info.