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This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

Appropriately monikered Thanksgiving-week BTW Clipd Beaks are one of my favorite recent listens: A Drum’s Not Dead/Liars atmosphere shattered against a more smart ass post-no wave sensibility. The Minnesota-to-Oakland quartet sport a great Sightings-tight rhythm section — comprising childhood pals bassist Scott Ecklein and drummer Ray Benjamin — but what sets them especially apart is… More »

When you first listen to slinky Cali terrorizers Clipd Beaks, you might think about Liars trying to belt their tribal, Kraut-y Drum’s Not Dead or Liars material from a sinking ship. The young Oakland foursome play a blustery, plaster-cast post-punk that’s made all the more waterlogged and claustrophobic with a noise-rock’s sense of scree and… More »

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Clipd Beaks – “Home” Video

BTW Clipd Beaks recently released the cassette-only To Realize companion A World Without End, but judging from their ongoing focus on apocalyptic imagery, you get…
brandon | June 16, 2010 - 10:46 am

Clipd Beaks – “Alien”

A World Without End is a companion piece to BTW Clipd Beaks' To Realize: The cassette-only release features b-sides, demos, outtakes, etc., from the sophomore…
brandon | May 27, 2010 - 11:23 am

HEALTH – “Death+ (Clipd Beaks Remix)”

Over the weekend when posting the Eric Wareheim-directed video for long-ago BTW HEALTH's "We Are Water" we included the Clark remix of Get Color's often
brandon | April 12, 2010 - 11:39 am

New Clipd Beaks Video – “Blood”

On Monday we posted "Home," a warped-sounding slow-builder from Oakland BTW Clipd Beaks' To Realize. In that writeup, I mentioned speaking with vocalist Nick Berbeln…
brandon | January 29, 2010 - 12:46 pm

New Clipd Beaks – “Home”

As mentioned when posting "Blood," the raucous Liars-esque opener from Oakland BTW Clipd Beaks' To Realize, the noise-rock trio's post-"Visions" sophomore collection blows past 2007's…
brandon | January 25, 2010 - 9:38 am

The ‘Gum Drop CXVII: Hear New Clipd Beaks, Win A Sonos S5 Wireless Music System

The hardworking Oakland trio Clipd Beaks' expansive second full-length To Realize (1/26, Lovepump) blows by 2007's Hoarse Lords, an album that excited us enough to…
brandon | December 2, 2009 - 10:45 am

Clipd Beaks – “Blood”

Oakland trio Clipd Beaks’ expansive second full-length To Realize (1/26, Lovepump) blows by 2007’s Hoarse Lords, an album that made them a Band To Watch.
brandon | December 1, 2009 - 10:26 am

New Clipd Beaks – “Visions”

When affixing a BTW to Oakland's Clipd Beaks, we said upon first listen "you might think about Liars trying to belt their tribal, Kraut-y Drum's
brandon | March 5, 2009 - 10:20 am