Monday, 2 May 2011

Jeff Beam - Venus Flying Trapeze

The music of 23-year-old Jeff Beam has drawn comparisons to the studio musings and melodic flourishes of Elliott Smith and Harry Nilsson and also brings to mind the vigor of a young Elvis Costello, the unconventionality of Beck and the psyche-pop perfection of The Flaming Lips.

At such a young age, Beam already boasts a broad discography with several albums. His latest work Venus Flying Trapeze, a 12-song psychedelic affair featuring melodies that are warped and catchy, clever chord changes and existential, surrealistic lyrical content.

Before landing in New York, Beam was raised in a small town in the woods of Maine on a constant barrage of “The White Album,” Electric Light Orchestra, The Who’s Tommy, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. “To me, this is the best kind of music,” Beam says, “And I once heard a tip that you should try to make the kind of music that you want to hear.”

Via Fanatic Promotion.

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