New album ‘Searching For Some Heaven’
Out April 20th via Jigsaw Records
Following hot on the heels of debut album ‘Dream Machine’ (Weiner Records) slacker power-pop three piece Beat Degeneration are returning with their brand new LP, ‘Searching For Some Heaven’ this April. Released through Seattle based Jigsaw Records and digitally with Darla Records, the album was produced by indie royalty Charles Rowell of Crocodiles, a band infamous for championing the best in upcoming rising talent. It was also recorded on the secluded island of Lošinj, completely outside of influence or distraction.
With multiple members having previously appeared in Jennfier Gentle (SubPop Records), frontman Guido Giorgi, bassist Piero Pecchi and drummer Diego Dal Bon wear their hearts on their sleeves and combine all things punk, indie and pure outlandishness into their own unique brand of noise-pop for the youthful and the disaffected. Whilst recording ‘Searching For Some Heaven’ the band are also joined by keyboardist Liviano Mos.
This feeling of comradery is evident in an ethic that runs strong through Beat Degeneration, Guido explains; “We thought it was a great Idea going on an Island all together to record an album. Leaving all behind and focusing on making music and expressing our feelings. No pressures, no stress, no internet, just us…
I think that I organized the things in this way because I was missing my real friends. I feel alone in this world where everyone thinks about his own social media life, I feel that we are losing really important things every day. I guess that the meaning of this album is that we can still make good memories all together. I guess that people feel incomplete like I do and in the end, I guess that everyone is still searching for some heaven.”
The video for new single ‘Feet In The Sand’ plays on what Beat Degeneration represent, showcasing itself as a crisp summer show-reel of good times and goofing around. From the bowling alley to sun kissed beach, the band find themselves against the grainy backdrop of sunny days and balmy evenings.
Beat Degeneration are unapologetic in virtually everything they do and much like the work of Ty Segall & Black Lips they are able to seamlessly transform punk-infused noise pop into unforgettable and truly exhilarating music.
Photography – Piero Pecchi
Artwork – SLOW DRUMS WITCH CLUB
Upcoming live shows
April 21st: 30 Formiche, Rome
April 22nd: Ravenna, Italy
April 30th: Loophole, Berlin
May 2nd: Komet, Hamburg