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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 the sense they think the world’s about to go kaput. (When I asked them about this End Times thing they said the themes are actually more positive … Liars.)… More »

By: 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 collection. It’ll be out “very soon” in an edition of 100 courtesy of Slanty Shanty Tape Club. Get acquainted via rollicking noise rocker “Alien.”… More »

By: 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 retooled “Die Slow” as a bonus. Consider this an extended weekend: Last night fellow California BTW Clipd Beaks forwarded us an excellently eviscerated, down-notched take on another Get Color favorite,… More »

By: 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 about the collection’s Liars-esque lead track Blood” and the album’s seeming preoccupation with the apocalypse. This psychedelic climb up (and back down) a hill with the Grim Reaper and the… More »

By: 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 Hoarse Lords. They’ve tightened the assault, deepened its grooves, darkened the shadows. When I spoke with vocalist Nick Berbeln about “Blood” and To Realize‘s seeming preoccupation with the apocalypse, he… More »

By: 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 slap them with a Band To Watch tag. (It’s more in the spirit of their later “Visions.”) We spoke with vocalist Nick Berbeln about To Realize standout “Blood.” He gave… More »

By: 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. We spoke with vocalist Nick Berbeln about “Blood.”

Valleys and blood evoke the apocalypse. There are a number of elements here that point in that direction, but what’s theMore »

By: brandon / December 1, 2009 - 10:26 am

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

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 »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

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 Not Dead or Liars material from a sinking ship,” adding that their compositions include “a noise-rock’s sense of scree and jagged, Sightings-style DNA-peeled rhythms.” It’s not often that we re-quote… More »

By: brandon / March 5, 2009 - 10:20 am

Quit Your Day Job: Clipd Beaks

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 i… More »

By: brandon / November 28, 2007 - 2:51 pm

Band To Watch: Clipd Beaks

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 »

By: Stereogum / November 21, 2007 - 10:50 am