Kites Are Fun and So Are Beat Mark

July 12, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Posted in 7 inch, La France, Music | Leave a comment
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This song Speed of Sound by Beat Mark has taken over my waking thoughts for the past day. It is one half of the upcoming split single with the Two Bit Dezperados (The Two Bit Dezperados song Blind on the flip is recommended to anyone that digs Thee Oh Sees). Beat Mark hail from the Isle de France, sing in English and jangle like Scots. This split single follows their debut album Howls of Joy that came out on Final Taxi last year. Speed of Sound may be their best song yet. It’s certainly less garage-y and polished up slightly more than their previous output. In fact, it is so classic sounding it I keep wondering if it’s a cover.  It has a slight Free Design touch to it, a little bit of a Small Factory sunny disposition and some Veronica Fall urgency.  When a song catches the light like this, you are left to helplessly play it again and again.


stream: Beat Mark – Speed of Sound

Order the split single from Shit Music for Shit People. While you’re there be sure and check out the Strange Hands record that SMFSP has as well. It’s a doozy.

Here’s a song from Beat Mark’s album Howls of Joy. You can listen to the entire album at their Soundcloud, and if you are in the US you can order it from Insound.


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