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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 »

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 »

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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…
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…
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…
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,…
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'…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2012 - 2:35 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…
Tom Breihan | May 8, 2012 - 5:09 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | December 6, 2011 - 9:44 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2011 - 3:05 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | October 13, 2011 - 4:01 pm
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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,"…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2011 - 2:31 pm