Posts Tagged ‘Beauty Pill’

Beauty Pill’s Immersive Ideal: Near Misses

It's Thursday, and Beauty Pill is working on "Near Miss Stories"—the band's only song that addresses the illness that nearly killed frontman Chad Clark in 2007 and 2008. "You’re in a desperate situation," says Clark, explaining the lyrics. "You’re in a shipwreck, you’re out at sea, holding onto a piece of wood. You’re at the [...]

Beauty Pill’s Immersive Ideal: Total Space

It's Tuesday afternoon at Artisphere, and Beauty Pill is advancing the song "When Cornered" from Beatles circa 1967 (frontman Chad Clark's demo of the song is rich in sitar-like sounds and "Lucy in the Sky" lilt) to Beatles circa 1968. Specifically: a layered guitar line that's poppy and hyper-chromatic and heavy and messy. It also [...]

Beauty Pill’s Immersive Ideal: “Steven and Tiwonge”

"I come bearing caffeine. Caffeine! Caffeina!" announces Chad Clark near the top of his band's first day in Artisphere's Black Box Theatre, where his band Beauty Pill is holed up for most of the rest of the month to complete its next album, and where runs to the Starbucks down the street are both required [...]

Beauty Pill Addendum: Download “Ann the Word”

Beauty Pill's Chad Clark likes to say that "Ann the Word" changed his life. The song, a haunting and cinematic demo the band posted to its MySpace in 2006, was a sharp left turn from the band's earlier material—and Clark says the positive response to "Ann the Word" has influenced the band's direction since. You'll [...]

Beauty Pill Will Finish an Album In Public, but What Exactly Is It Finishing?

The news is out today that Beauty Pill, the longstanding D.C. indie rock band, will finish its new album next month—in public. As reported by Click Track this morning, from July 16 to August 2 the band is taking over the Black Box Theatre in Rosslyn's Artisphere, where each day from noon to 10 p.m. the band will [...]

Taffety Punk Goes, Well, Punk

Staying true to their name, local theater troupe Taffety Punk is debuting some exclusive tunes from Dischord vet Ryan Nelson. Nelson, who previously played with Most Secret Method and Beauty Pill, works for Dischord and—according to Taffety Punk's website—provided the ambitious company with unreleased tunes from his bands Soccer Team and Routineers to use in [...]

Beauty Pill Reimagines Franz Nicolay? Believe It

I've kept going back to this track for a few weeks now—and I feel bad I didn't write about it before Franz Nicolay's recent show at the Black Cat. The former Hold Steady member recently released this EP of remixes and re-imaginings of his songs by other artists as a companion to his album Luck [...]

Arts Roundup: Leading Off With Yet Another Weezy Reference Edition

Good morning. It's been six days, and Lil' Wayne is still a free man. So, that new mixtape should be only a few hours away right?
City Paper's Louis Jacobson had a double shot of FotoWeekDC yesterday, taking a gander Noelle K. Tan's "The America Project: utopia" and Studio Gallery's "The Breadth and Beauty of Photography," [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 7

We've got spies, vices and vagina—you know, all the stuff that Official Washington totally loves. But do not accuse Far Out vs. Hot Dang of catering to anyone. This weekly assemblage will confound you at times. But its mysteries are thrilling. Are you strong enough to handle them?

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Story/Stereo Nabs NEA Grant in Time for Its Second Season

Since its debut last September, Story/Stereo has hosted unlikely combinations of poets, authors, and musicians—from jazz poet Brian Gilmore to post-punk legend J. Robbins (Jawbox, Office of Future Plans)—and it's all been entirely free. It all takes place just outside the District at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, which curates the literature portion of the [...]