With the June 26 release of The Tarnished Gold, Los Angeles, CA’s much-beloved Beachwood Sparks return with their first new album in 11 years. Available digitally and on such popular formats as CD and LP (double-LP at 45 rpm), the album features the track “Forget The Song” which you can stream and download via the widget above.
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 singer/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 (solo artist and former member of Ryan Adams and the Cardinals), 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. Producer Thom Monahan returned to his familiar spot behind the console.
Beachwood Sparks also have two scheduled live appearances to mention: June 2nd, the band will precede the album release with a headline appearance at the Huichica Festival in Sonoma, CA; And July 21st the band will visit at the infamous desert venue Pappy’s and Harriet’s in Pioneertown, CA. Additional shows will be announced soon.
Beachwood Sparks on Tour
June 02 Sonoma, CA Gundlach-Bundschu Winery
July 21 Pioneertown, CA Pappy and Harriet’s