Let´s talk about the Beets although I discussed about them when i shared her discography here a few months ago .
The story of the Beets begins in Queens, New York, where Uruguayan transplant Juan Wauters met Jose Garcia in art classes at LaGuardia Community college. The two started playing guitar together, and eventually found the first in a series of many drummers so that they could play shows under the name of The Beets ( now It supposedly marks the end of the rapid succession of drummers, with the placement of Chie Mori) .
Soon enough, Wauters and Garcia found Matthew Volz., a Queens-based artist that took over the visual needs of the band, creating flyers, album covers, videos, turning him into the secret fourth member of the band. Volz also plays recorder for the band from time to time.
Over the course of four years, the Beets have become one of the best bands in New York with two full-length LPs and three singles on NY label Captured Tracks under their belt, and an amazing Daytrotter Session .
Now a third album, Let The Poison Out, arrived on Hardly Art at October 24 with a messy quality of their psych pop that makes them sound like something special .
It is difficult to put a label on The Beets, lo-fi, post-punk, artsy, garage with a dash a surf rock, a song by The Beets always sounds like it’s melting.
As Wauters said, Let The Poison Out continues the band’s ongoing trend of incremental improvements in both instrumental ability crawling out of the basement, and with the added sonic clarity comes the best collection of songs…
THE BEETS – LET THE POISON OUT
label Hardly Art
released October 24, 2011
1 You Don’t Want Kids to Be Dead
2 Now I Live
3 Preso Voy
4 Let Clock Work
5 Doing as I Do
6 Wipe It Off
7 Eat No Dick 3
8 Without You
9 As the World
10 I Don’t Know
11 I Think I Might Have Built a Horse
12 Friends of Friends
13 Walking to My House
THE BEETS / LET THE POISON OUT – SBL-73045
The Beets are the best band to ever exist from Queens, NY, and this is their third full-length record. Recorded with Gary Olsen of the Ladybug Transistor, Let the Poison Out is a collection of 13 songs about letting the poison out of your system. Semi-metal cover artwork by Matthew Volz. Expect references to the Ramones, Howard Stern, and dead people. All LPs include a download code. THE BEETS!
Released: October 24, 2011