Too Physical

by Beep!

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about

It’s been a busy few years for the gentlemen of Beep, and Too Physical, the trio’s fourth album, shows the growth that frenetic schedules can bring about. Since the release of the glossy City of the Future in 2011, each member has struck out on solo paths, launching careers under the monikers Naytronix, Piki, and Young Nudist. Piki himself relocated to Brooklyn, forcing the majority of their latest offering to be a cross-country collaboration. With that in mind, it’s truly a wonder how Beep manages to appear here as a more cohesive unit than ever, but they do.

Using CotF as the foundation, Michael, Nate, and Sam unabashedly tear up the infrastructure of said city and rebuild from the ground up, creating a hyperglobalized multiplex of a world in which alien and robot collide with perfect three-part harmony and free improvisations on one another’s instruments appear alongside the mastery that each have on his own. Too Physical comes together like a post-jazz DJ mixtape, racing around from catchy melody to glitchy bliss, rap skit to superb cameo by Bay Area freakcalist Lorin Benedict, profundity to absurdity, and culminating in a nod to their former selves in "Alice Again,” a revisitation of “Alice” off of their debut album Short Stories featuring a chorus that would warm Vince Guaraldi’s heart on the coldest of winter nights.

credits

released August 5, 2014

All songs written by Beep!:
Michael Coleman (keyboards, synths, drums, guitar, vocals)
Nate Brenner (bass, synths, drums, vocals)
Sam Ospovat (drums, keyboards, synths, bass)

Special guests:
Lorin Benedict (vocals on Dave's Message Reprise)
Ross Peacock (vocals on Beep Sleep)
Jesse Rimler (vocals on Alice Jazzy)
SNEAL (vocals on Shit Pony, Alice Jazzy, and Think About The Mountains)
Dave Tisserand (voice on Dave's Message and Dave's Message Reprise)


Produced by Nate Brenner and Michael Coleman
Recorded at New, Improved Recording by Mark Allen-­Piccolo
Additional recording by Michael and Nate at Jack London Studios, M & M Studios, and Botcave
Mixed by Mark Allen-­Piccolo, Michael and Nate at New, Improved Recording
Mastered by Eli Crews

Artwork, layout and design by Bryce Davesne.

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