Beechwood Officially Release new LP ‘Songs From the Land of Nod’

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NYC PUNK / GLAM ROCKERS BEECHWOOD
OFFICIALLY RELEASE NEW LP, SONGS FROM THE LAND OF NOD,
OUT NOW VIA ALIVE NATURALSOUND

Check out Songs From the Land of Nod at What Youth
Stream/embed Songs From the Land of Nod LP via SoundCloud

*Watch footage of Beechwood being arrested and roughed up by NYPD during a recent performance: New York Daily News

RIYL: Velvet Underground, Harlem, Bowie, Sonic Youth, Tomorrows Tulips, Smith Westerns, Foxygen

Beechwood have also been covered at Popdust, The Deli Magazine,
New Noise Magazine, Grunge Cake, buffaBLOG, BIRP! & Nooga

Beechwood’s Songs From the Land of Nod – photo by Nika De Carlo.

“[Beechwood] have always had a talent for pulling back the curtain to reveal the dark underbelly of humanity.” – Paper Magazine

“[Beechwood] run a pretty wide gamut of scuzz from garage to glam to punk to indie that’s not that easy to date.” – Stereogum

“What you get when you mix the Ramones, Velvets, and BJM together in one misfit band.” – What Youth

“Dead set on proving that punk is alive and thriving.” – Bullett

“A breezy slice of Sweet pop that recalls the best moments of The Zombies and Beach Boys, adding element of garage and light tinges of the psychedelic.” – PopMatters  

“What a bunch of punks.” – NY Daily News

January 26, 2018 – What happens when an anti-social petty thief, a male hustler, and a delinquent runaway come together to join forces in the streets of NYC? One of two things, usually. Either the birth of a gang of misfit criminals, or a legendary rock & roll band. Luckily, for society’s sake, the latter has turned out to be true for Beechwood.

The New York psych / punk / glam rockers have officially released their new LP, Songs From the Land of Nod (out now on Alive Naturalsound). They recently shared their new video “Ain’t Gonna Last All Night” at Paper Magazine who wrote that the group “Have always had a talent for pulling back the curtain to reveal the dark underbelly of humanity.” Prior to the release, What Youth streamed the LP in full, calling the group “What you get when you mix the Ramones, Velvets, and BJM together in one misfit band.” Songs From the Land of Nod is out now.

Beechwood is :
Gordon Lawrence (guitar/vocals)
Isa Tineo (drums/vocals)
Sid Simons (bass)

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I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!