The Beets – “Time Brought Age” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Beets, the Jackson Heights (via Uruguay) project of Juan Wauters, seem to show-up on more Brooklyn DIY bills than any other band I can think of … fitting for a group that remind me an older, grittier, less guarded NYC. I’ve seen folks reference the Ramones (maybe because they’re from Queens?), but I’m more reminded of Shimmy Disc via Uncle Wiggly, Fly Ashtray, etc. and the warping, quietly imploding ’60s-referencing pop stuff  that might show up on a vintage Chemical Imbalance compilation (Thinking Fellers on their best behavior, et al). Woods’ Jarvis Taveniere recorded these two new tracks for the “Time Brought Age” 7″. Crystal Stilts’ JB Townsend mixed. The laconic A-Side features 12-string guitar, keyboards, tambourine, recorder, and a hazy urban pastoral feel. (They re-enter the garage for the 2-minute B-Side.) Someone makes a reference to the Stones’ Between The Buttons in the release’s press materials: Why not sync with the band’s humor (see Jagger-nodding cover), go for some version of the bad Beetween The Buttons pun, and call it a day? Listen:

The Beets – “Time Brought Age”

“Time Brought Age” is out as a digital download 12/22 and as a physical release 1/11 via Captured Tracks. It comes with 4-panel poster sleeve by Matt Volz. There’s a new full-length, Stay Home, also out via Captured Tracks on 1/11. The front cover look like this:

The Beets - Stay Home

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