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Stream Heavenly Beat Prominence

Former Beach Fossils member John Peña has a project called Heavenly Beat, which makes music that sounds exactly like it’s name. We’ve heard the pretty and rhythmic tracks “Honest” and “Complete” already, and now you can stream the entire album Prominence at Entertainment Weekly. More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 8, 2013 - 4:39 pm

Heavenly Beat – “Honest”

Former Beach Fossils member John Peña and his Heavenly Beat project will release their sophomore album Prominence this October. We’ve already heard “Complete” from the album, but here’s our second taste, “Honest.” Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 11, 2013 - 10:57 am

Captured Tracks Five-Year Anniversary Festival @ The Well, Brooklyn, NY 8/31/13 & 9/1/13

Over the past five years, Brooklyn indie label Captured Tracks has delivered a meticulously curated output, from superstars-in-their-own-right DIIV, Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils, and Mac DeMarco to reissues of ’80s UK indie pop luminaries like the Cleaners From Venus and the Wake with a legion of other artists in between. So it was more tha… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 3, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Heavenly Beat – “Complete”

Heavenly Beat, solo project of Beach Fossils bassist John Peña, will return this fall with a new album Prominence. Today, he’s unleashed its first single, light and carefree dance track called “Complete.” Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 9, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Heavenly Beat – “Tradition”

Beach Fossils bassist John Peña started releasing music as Heavenly Beat just last October, but he’s already dropped a pair of 7″ singles, and he’s got an album called Talent coming shortly. We’ve already heard the Talent track “Messiah,” and today, he’s shared another one, a bubbly indie-pop track called “Tradition.” Hear it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 14, 2012 - 2:35 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: May 2012

Some months, you get blockbuster bands releasing big singles in stream-only format. May was not like that — May was a good month for freely downloadable MP3s. Respect, May. In the ten-track zip below, you’ll find big singles from artists sitting on anticipated new LPs — like Yeasayer and Twin Shadow and Azealia Banks –… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 30, 2012 - 3:25 pm

Heavenly Beat – “Messiah”

Heavenly Beat, the solo project from Beach Fossils bassist John Peña, has already released two singles this year, and he’ll soon follow them up with the debut album Talent. The first song we’ve heard from the album is the sundazed disco-pop track “Messiah,” and you can download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2012 - 5:09 pm

Heavenly Beat – “Presence” (Stereogum Premiere)

Beach Fossils bassist John Peña’s solo project Heavenly Beat churns out warm, rhythmic jams like “Desire” and “Suday,” the former Tom nicely pegged as a track inflected with a “wispy indie-pop melody and a bossa-nova lilt.” Today, we have the B-side to his new “Faithless” single called “Presence,” which reinforces the songwriting strengths we mentioned… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 6, 2011 - 9:44 am

Heavenly Beat – “Faithless”

Beach Fossils bassit John Peña has a new solo side project called Heavenly Beat. He’s already released on 7″ single, and we posted both of the tracks that appeared on it, “Suday” and “Desire.” Now he’s got another one on the way, so we’ve got a track from it below. It’s called “Faithless,” and it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 17, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Heavenly Beat – “Suday”

A little while ago, we posted “Desire,” the other side of the “Suday” 7” that Beach Fossils bassist John Peña’s side project, Heavenly Beat, recently put out. Now, here’s the MP3 for “Suday.” Damn, between this and Dive — another spinoff of Beach Fossils featuring guitarist Z. Cole Smith — these dudes are like The… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 13, 2011 - 4:01 pm

Remixtape Vol. 6

It’s the return of Remixtape, the feature where I listen to a tremendous amount of shitty blog-bait “X Remixes Y” tracks and weed out those worth your weed-out. (Right?) Volume 6 opens with this month’s undisputed champion of tracks bearing Remix in their title: the indomitable “Huzzah!” featuring a fierce set of relatively underground rapper… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 30, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Heavenly Beat – “Desire”

Beach Fossils bassist John Peña has a new project called Heavenly Beat, and his debut 7″ Suday is coming out next month. Below, download “Desire,” a spare, rhythmic track with echoes of the xx. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2011 - 2:31 pm