Beat Surrender
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Beat Surrender

Waltham, Massachusetts, United States | SELF

Waltham, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
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Well I couldn’t ignore Beat Surrender could I, the four piece a rock n roll outfit out of Boston MA started out as a tribute band to their favourite music blog ……………..okay maybe not the whole truth, but we both share a love of The Jam’s music which means they’re guaranteed a shout out and besides that their debut EP is more than worthy of a plug anyway.

The band are Stephen Bailey – vocals and guitar, Ian Laczynski – lead guitar and vocals, Dana Cataldo – bass and John “Caffers” McCaffrey – percussion, join them at Facebook

The guys are working on material for a full length release, in the interim you can download their EP from Bandcamp for free, my favourite track the quiet one. - Beat Surrender (blog)

Massachusetts natives The Beat Surrender are bringing back that feel good Rock N’ Roll and we’re here to bring it to you NewlyFresh readers!
Formed in January of 2009 The Beat Surrender consists of 4 young musicians who are playing that good ole’ rock reminiscent of Tom Petty, The Pretenders, and other great classical acts from the New Wave era! With catchy tunes like “Looking Glass” that had me bobbin’ my head and classic jam songs like “All That I Can Do” that I found myself singing along to, The Beat Surrender are sure to get stuck in your heads and in your earphones!
Could they be the resurrection of The New Wave movement? Could they follow in the footsteps of Tom Petty and his band? Only time will tell but be on the lookout for an LP coming soon! We’ve got the track “Looking Glass” and also a live video performance of “All That I Can Do” for your listening and viewing pleasure! Take a listen for yourself down below and if you love what you hear then go become a fan on Facebook! You can also download their EP HERE!
Catch them playing live at a Japan Tsunami Relief Benefit at Firehouse 13 in Providence, RI on Sunday May 29th so be sure to check them out if you’re around there! -


Beat Surrender EP -- Released January 2011
Assorted bootlegs.



Guitarists/vocalists Stephen Bailey and Ian Laczynski formed Beat Surrender after the falling out of their previous band, the New Buildings. They formed the group with the Jam, Britpop, and a keen sense of songwriting in mind. Unlike the flashy 'n' trashy electro-pop garbage coming out of Boston recently, the boys are about guitars and a return to classicist songwriting--not to mention a profound love of English rock & roll.

They managed to pick up bassist Dana Cataldo fairly quickly. John "Caffers" McCaffrey joined on drums in November 2010.

Beat Surrender's cornerstones are the Jam (from whom they got their name), the Clash, the Pretenders, and Tom Petty.