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Drew Beskin

Over nearly a decade, Drew Beskin has established himself as a connoisseur of tightly structured, indie rock/power pop. As the frontman for The District Attorneys, Party Dolls and, more recently, PURSES, Beskin churned out twangy ear-worms accentuated by his fellow players’ proficiency. If you've decided to follow Drew Beskin's music, it can sometimes feel like he's trying to be your nemesis, or at least trying to make you lose his trail. After hiding under all of those monikers, he finally put his own name on a project. His 2017 solo debut, Cha-Ching Machine, featured contributions from past collaborators Jeremy Wheatley and Phillip Brantley, and lived up to the promise of the album's title, offering consistently catchy tunes.
Longtime Beskin listeners will recognize his style immediately in his nods from everything to '50s doo-wop to '80s jangle to current indie sounds.

From there, it's exactly the sort of thing you expect and hope for from Beskin. "Love Trauma" rolls in on a churning guitar rhythm, its vocals punctuated by descending and tense "la la la la la la la"s. "English Face" possesses a vintage bounce reminiscent of numerous Athens bands but also occupies uptempo Cure territory. "Blue Room" drifts in a '50s-like haze from dreamy guitar chime to dreamy guitar chime. The shimmery guitars of "Dwarf Antique" could fit right into a Church album. Cha-Ching Machine boasts an array of sound and artistic vision, even for Beskin, who's always shown a remarkable sense of control over what he wants to do.

2018 will see the release of his sophomore effort, Nostalgia Porn, once again produced by David Barbe and featuring his constant side pieces, Wheatley and Brantley. Be on the look out for more details regarding the album out later this year via local label, Laser Brains (Velveteen Pink, Palace Doctor, Tedo Stone, Blue Blood etc).

"Love Trauma" official music video
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My Bands Sessions

Saturday, June 23

4:15pm EDT