Michael Beach

Michael Beach

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandAlternativeAvant-garde

Michael Beach is a San Francisco-based musician who makes music under his own name, and as a member of Melbourne-based trio Electric Jellyfish. Since 2008, he has put out records on labels such as the Thurston Moore/Byron Coley colab label, Ecstatic Yod, and toured the world relentlessly.

Biography

Michael Beach is a San Francisco-based musician who writes, records, and performs under his own name, and as a member of Melbourne-based trio Electric Jellyfish. Since 2008, he has put out records on the Thurston Moore/Byron Coley colab label, Ecstatic Yod, and others such as Twin Lakes and Spectacular Commodity.

‘Mountains + Valleys,’ Beach’s latest solo release, comes on the eve of a second US tour for 2011, a year that also saw him tour Europe and Australia in support of his previous single, ‘A Horse.’ This time around, Beach assembled an all-star cast of West Coast musicians, including drummer Utrillo Kushner (Comets On Fire) and Raymond Raposa (Castanets) on guitar and vocals. Recorded by Trans Am’s Phil Manley, Mountains + Valleys will be released as a limited edition cassette to accompany Beach’s Autumn US Tour.

“I guess you could call it a “singer/songwriter” effort, but that’d be selling it short. Fans of the best of Elliott Smith, the best of Lou Reed, and Straight Ahead, the 1984 solo LP by Greg Sage of The Wipers.” — DJ Rick, KDVS

“It avoids the pitfalls of genre, fashion and commercial considerations so successfully, I’m tempted to call it timeless.” – MessandNoise.com

Discography

Michael Beach – Mountains + Valleys
Spectacular Commodity (2011)
**New Release

Michael Beach – A Horse (7")
Spectacular Commodity (2010)
**Extensive indie station airplay in Australia (RRR, 2ser, 3cr, ZZZ), and US (WFMU, KEXP).

Electric Jellyfish – s/t
Spectacular Commodity (2010)
**Extensive indie station airplay in Australia (RRR, 2ser, 3cr, ZZZ), and US (WFMU, KEXP).

Michael Beach – Blood Courses
(2008) - released in Australia only
**Airplay on RRR, ABC, ZZZ, FBi, 2ser, 3cr, and others

Electric Jellyfish – The Woods
Ecstatic Yod (2008) – SOLD OUT

Set List

Anywhere from 20 minutes-2 hours covering original material (and the occasional cover) from the last four releases.