11 years is too long to wait!
With the June
26 release of The Tarnished Gold, Cali’s Beachwood Sparks have their first new
album in 11 years. Available digitally, CD and LP (double-LP at 45 rpm), the
album features the singles “Forget the Song” and “Sparks Fly Again.”
“Forget The Song” here.
Beachwood Sparks currently have two scheduled live appearances: on June 2nd,
the band will precede the album’s release with a headlining appearance at the Huichica
Music Festival in Sonoma, CA; and on July 21st the band will play
the infamous Pappy’s & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace in Pioneertown, CA.
Additional shows will be announced soon.
The Tarnished Gold is the work of the classic Beachwood Sparks lineup:
singer/guitarist Chris Gunst, singer/bassist 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 members, 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 (from The
Aislers Set and, more recently, Mystic Chords of Memory), 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.
June 02–Sonoma, CA-Gundlach,
July 21–Pioneertown, CA –Pappy and Harriet’s