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The Skiffle Players‘ debut album “Skifflin”, 
is out NOW via Spiritual Pajamas.

The Skiffle Players are…
Neal Casal (Phil Lesh & Friends, Chris Robinson Band)
Dan Horne (Jonathan Wilson, Circles Around The Sun)
Cass McCombs
Farmer Dave Scher (Beachwood Sparks)
Aaron Sperske (Beachwood Sparks)

taken from their upcoming debut full-length “Pacific Surf Line” 
(Expected Release: Oct 16, 2015, via Alive Records)
cover art : William Stout… (ライノ・レコーズのあのロゴも彼の作!)

GospelbeacH is Tom Sanford (drums), Brent Rademaker (vocals, guitar), Jason Soda (vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (vocals, guitar), and Kip Boardman (vocals, bass), with guest appearance by Nelson Bragg (vocal harmonies).

The five members of GospelbeacH possess a prestigious collective resume that includes membership in Beachwood Sparks, Further, The Tyde, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, and Everest. But one listen to the quintet’s warmly wonderful debut album Pacific Surf Line will instantly dispel any preconceptions about supergroup self-indulgence or side-project slumming.

Beachwood Sparks – Forget The Song [OFFICIAL VIDEO] 
filmed at Huichica Music Festival 2012
‘Forget The Song’ from the 6/26/12 album “The Tarnished Gold” via Sub Pop.

by Yours Truly

Yours Truly:
Sub Pop Beachwood Sparks – The Tarnished Gold EPK

Huichica Poster 
by Nathaniel Russell a.k.a. Birds of America

“What Was Birds: 2000-2011″ is available on Japanese imprint Grand Gallery/Monaco

Beachwood Sparks – Forget The Song (from “The Tarnished Gold”)

Beachwood Sparks – Sparks Fly Again (from “The Tarnished Gold”)

Beachwood Sparks – Confusion Is Nothing New
taken from the second album “Once We Were Trees”
(Sup Pop, 2001)

Beachwood Sparks – Drinkswater
taken from the 6-song EP “Make the Robot Cowboys Cry”
(Sub Pop, 2002)

Beachwood Sparks return with “The Tarnished Gold,” their first new album in 11 years, due out on June 25th via Sub Pop.

“The Tarnished Gold” is the work of the classic Beachwood Sparks lineup: singer/guitarist Chris Gunst, singer/bassist Brent Rademaker, singer/multi-instrumentalist Farmer Dave Scher, and drummer Aaron Sperske, with invaluable support from guitarist and longtime friend Ben Knight (The Tyde). For the sessions, the band expanded to seven pieces, with guitarists Knight and Neal Casal, with Dan Horne on pedal steel in place of Scher, who opted to play organ, key, flying V guitar and electrified melodica. Also lending a hand were Gunst’s wife Jen Cohen, Sparks’ very first drummer Jimi Hey, Brent’s brother Darren (leader of The Tyde) and L.A. indie-rock maestro Ariel Pink. Once We Were Trees producer Thom Monahan returned to his familiar spot behind the console. (Sub Pop)

from BURGER RECORDS SAMPLER, released 05 July 2011 /
‘All My Bastard Children’ was originally appeared on The Tyde debut album “Once” (The Track & Field Organisation, 2001). Burger Records will re-issue The Summer Hits (feat. Darren Radermaker) compilation album “Beaches and Canyons 1992-96″ (X-mas Records, 1997) and The Tyde’s “Once.”

Painted Hills – Nighttime (Big Star Cover) (via Magnet Magazine)

Bird Song Recordings presents the self-titled debut album from Painted Hills (formerly known as Bolero), led by former Beachwood Sparks guitarist, singer & songwriter Josh Schwartz who was also a member of The Summer Hits and Further early on and more recently Northern Lights and The Tyde. Think pastoral psych-pop and starry-eyed Cosmic Americana, influenced by the 70s Laurel Canyon scene and the 80s Paisley Underground in L.A. The band, who call Sierra Madre, California home, also features members of The Whispering Pines. The album is now available as an 11-song CD in an EcoWallet, a 13-song, gatefold 2LP w/download codes & via digital download.

Bird Song Recordings, A&R by Velvet Crush drummer, Action Musik founder, Reaction partner Ric Menck.  Painted Hills consists of Josh Schwartz (gtr/vo), Joe Bourdet (gtr/vo), Jon Leahy (bass/vo), Richard Gowen Jr (drums, tom raddon tambo).

Emerald Triangle Tour features Jonathan Wilson, Andy Cabic(Vetiver), Farmer Dave Scher(Beachwood Sparks), and Johnathan Rice(Jenny Lewis Band).