Night Beats

Who Sold My Generation

Friday 29th January 2016

Night Beats are Danny Lee Blackwell (guitar / vocals), Jakob Bowden (bass) & James Traeger (drums). The Seattle Psych trio release their third album 'Who Sold My Generation' on Heavenly Recordings today.

Named as homage to Sam Cooke's classic album, Night Beats began as a two-piece in 2009 after both Danny Lee Blackwell and James Traeger moved from Texas to Seattle, Washington and were soon picked up by Chicago’s Trouble in Mind Records (Ty Segall, Fresh and Only's, Hex Dispensers, etc.) who released their self titled debut album in 2011. The band’s second album, Sonic Bloom, was released in 2013 on The Black Angels Reverb Appreciation Society label. Having been fans of the bands first two albums, Heavenly Recordings eventually signed the band in the summer of 2015.

Fred Perry Subculture recently teamed up with Heavenly to put on a Subsonic gig at The Garage, London to celebrate 25 years of the iconic British independent music label.

Who Sold My Generation was recorded on old two-inch tape in Echo Park, Los Angeles at the home of producer Nic Jodoin and featuring co-production and guess bass playing from Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, new album Who Sold My Generation goes beyond merely being a retreading of well-worn garage / R&B path. Instead it offers a contemporary take on the psychedelic experience, a heady set of hoodoo voodoo songs.


1. Celebration #1
2. Power Child
3. Right / Wrong
4. No Cops
5. Porque Mañana
6. Sunday Mourning
7. Shangri Lah
8. Burn To Breathe
9. Bad Love
10. Last Train To Jordan
11. Turn The Lights
12. Egypt Berry

Very much a record in the great Texan musical tradition of acid-drenched outlaw music, Who Sold My Generation picks up where the likes of The Elevators, The Red Krayola, pre-ZZ Top band The Moving Sidewalks, The Butthole Surfers and The Black Angels – whose record label Reverb Appreciation Society released the band's second album – left off.

"The Elevators were one of the reasons I decided to become a singer and form the group,"

says Blackwell.

"I loved their attempt to play R'n'B music, but from a distinctly Texan approach. I'd say they have profoundly influenced the group, but it's now our job to take it to another level in a new age."

Having toured extensively with Roky Erickson, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Strange Boys, Black Lips, The Growlers and The Black Angels, Night Beats are currently on tour in Europe.

21st - Dublin, The Grand Social
22nd – Leeds, Headrow House
23rd – Glasgow, ABC
24th – Manchester, Soup Kitchen
25th – Nottingham, The Lofthouse
26th – Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
27th – London, Oslo 28th – Lille, L’Aeronef
29th – Paris, La Maroquinerie

1st – Bordeaux, Le Bootleg
2nd – Lyon, Le Marche Gare
3rd – Bologna, Freakout Club
4th – Brescia, Latteria Molloy
5th – Zagreb, Tvornica
6th – Belgrade, KC Grad
8th – Vienna, Arena
9th – Munich, Feierwerk
11th – Vevey, Rocking Chair
12th – Zurich, Zukunft
13th – Geneva, L’Ecurie
15th – Stuttgart, Keller Club
16th – Hamburg, Hafenklang
17th – Berlin, Badehaus Szimpla
18th – Dresden, Groovestation
19th – Cologne, Tsunami Club
20th – Brussels, Magasin 4
21st – Utrecht, Ekko

Related Links:

Official Webite
Purchase Link


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