Release Date: Jan 29, 2016
Record label: PIAS
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Seattle garage trio Night Beats make their Heavenly Records debut with their brazen third LP, Who Sold My Generation. Fronted by guitar slinger Danny Lee Blackwell, Night Beats have amassed a fairly substantial catalog in their six years together, issuing a variety of different singles and compilation tracks alongside their two previous albums. With regard to their overall sound, not a great deal has changed since they first dropped their debut single, "H-Bomb," in 2010.
Seattle's Night Beats are vintage through and through. Their last album, 2013's Sonic Bloom, generated keen interest from psych and R&B fans alike for its authentic, fuzzy swagger and positioned them as a band with the potential for big things.Their latest effort, Who Sold My Generation, might not be a mainstream breakout, but it sounds polished and mature in a way that few groups could reproduce. The album's intro, "Celebration #1," is a heady, droning, spoken word homage to Krautrock pioneers Can, while the stoned "Burn to Breath" shakes and rolls the listener in and out of consciousness.