The Beanstalk Library
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The Beanstalk Library

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | SELF

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | SELF
Band Rock Americana


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"Review by David Malitz"

For fans of Big Star and Teenage Fanclub . . . Songs like "Fake It" and "Elephantitis" burst out of the speakers, bright and jangly guitars at the forefront, supported by piano, horns and cascading backing vocals. "America at Night" is rooted more in classic rock than '90s alt-rock and that helps give the songs a timeless feel -- well-written, well-performed . . . extremely tuneful, and immaculately produced music. - Washington Post

"DC Magazine Review"

A package of tightly crafted songs . . . draws upon Dylan and The Band but with the modern sensibility of Wilco . . . not the meandering experimentation of many freshman efforts. - DC Magazine

"Review by Graham Hough-Cornwell"

The one-two punch of “Elephantitis”, a rushing, gushing power-popper, and “Fake It”, with its requisite jangle and harmonies, was the perfect antidote to midsummer malaise. Worth the wait . . . a refreshingly straightforward band. -

"Review by Instrumental Analysis"

One of the strongest local records of the year and a great live band. - InstrumentalAnalysis (music blog)

"Review by OnTap"

Wonderfully done record . . . catchy, driving music, well-written lyrics and beautiful harmonies. Tracks can go from piano heavy to guitar thunder, from sleepy chill to jarring, all seamlessly . . . these tracks sound bigtime. The wait for this effort has been worth it - OnTap Magazine


America At Night (full length, 2007)



The Beanstalk Library combines elements of 70s singer-songwriter rock, alt-country/Americana, and the adventurous spirit of its hometown. The songs of Ryan Walker and Brian Kent are laced with shimmering guitars, piano, raging Hammond organ, and 3 and 4 part harmony vocals. In August of 2007 the band released its self-produced debut album, America At Night, mixed by DC luminary Chad Clark (Fugazi, The Dismemberment Plan).