PREMIERE! – Chicago’s BEASTII release psych pop debut on Dark Circles Records

Jen Dot is a one-woman scene and force of nature. After cutting her teeth in Chicago local faves Swimsuit Addition, she’s stripped it down and seems to be having fun with her new outfit BEASTIIWith her bandmates Chris Lee (Soddy Daisy) and Dom (Atomic LoveDom’s Rock Fantasy) in tow, they’ve crafted a full length full of beachy garage pop party hits where the oddball psych flourishes abound. But just as in Swimsuit Addition, Beastii’s secret weapon is often in Jen Dot’s vocal. There’s a new wave element to a lot of this stuff that sets it apart from the pack. Think Missing Persons / Toni Basil / Devo, but it’s more psych/garage than that. Don’t take my word for it, we’ve got the full album streaming exclusively so go check it out! And if you’re in Chicago, hit up Reed’s Local FRIDAY August 4th for Beastii’s tape and video release for “Can’t Wait” on Dark Circles Records.
(Reed’s Local 3017 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618. 9pm-2am)


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Courtney DelMar

Aside from writing about bands for 50THIRDAND3RD, CJDelMar runs the Girlsville Records imprint out of Portland, OR. Girlsville is home to bands like COACHWHIPS, HOOD RATS, TOWANDA, MR. AIRPLANE MAN, VIRVON VARVON, & THE PRISSTEENS.

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