BEAT AWFULS (Lexington, KY) is the lo-fi rock and roll project of Boston ex-pat / musical factotum Dave Cave. Here, he is joined by drummer Amanda Sue and bassist (Dr Paul). Although the album "Nothing Happens" is their first full-length release, they have spent the last several years quietly self-releasing several EPs and compilations.
Sonically, it would be tempting to lump Beat Awfuls in with other trendy rock revivalists like Ty Segall or White Fence. But, while their Castle Face cousins draw heavily from 60s psych/pop, Beat Awfuls owe more to troubadours like Neil Young or Lee Hazlewood. Their brand of rock and roll is simultaneously visceral and intimate. Great for long smoke sessions or dangerous motorcycle death-races. The is torch music for medicated youth.
"With twelve 2-minute triumphs, don’t assume any lack of bang for your buck. Every second is filled with a density and the beauty of a shallow depth delivered with a slack but sincere collection of songs with a heavy head filled with the malaise and creativity of a tormented troubadour going above and beyond the call of duty."
- MONSTER CHILDREN
"If you like lo-fi rock, even a little bit, you’re pretty likely to dig this one – each song on Nothing Happens is a catchy piece of pop music ripe for laid-back listens on repeat." - IRON POST