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Coast Is Never Clear
     

The Coast Is Never Clear

by Beulah
 

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After the dazzling reception of 1999's When Your Heartstrings Break, Beulah wasn't concerned with following things up with something fashionable. The bandmembers were near masters of crafting the perfect pop song -- for themselves -- and quite comfortable with the process. The Coast Is

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After the dazzling reception of 1999's When Your Heartstrings Break, Beulah wasn't concerned with following things up with something fashionable. The bandmembers were near masters of crafting the perfect pop song -- for themselves -- and quite comfortable with the process. The Coast Is Never Clear captures Beulah's classy cool indie pop, akin to what came before. Singer/songwriter Miles Kurosky's quirky lyrical rants are spry, and the personal experiences behind each song allude to Beulah's unabashed nature. From the twangy licks of the bittersweet "Popular Mechanics for Lovers" to the psychedelic soul tinker of "A Good Man Is Easy to Kill," Beulah gives way to a breaking heart. Sulking and wistful, the theme works and it's not beyond measure. The pop melodies are relaxed; the harmonies are solid. "I'll Be Your Lampshade" is Beulah's country take, with sweeping horns and a sad, pathetic harmonica wallowing over a lost love. It's not necessarily fit for tears, but The Coast Is Never Clear isn't necessarily joyless. The band is sarcastically sweet on "What Will You Do When Your Suntan Fades?," while emulating what everyone has faced in the role of eager, adoring wooer. Beulah's indie cred cannot be tarnished with The Coast Is Never Clear. It's not strict rock music -- it's basic. And it's good.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/09/2003
Label:
Absolute Uk
UPC:
5018766993356
catalogNumber:
6699335
Rank:
216635

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Performance Credits

Beulah   Primary Artist
Dan Sullivan   Band
Roger Moutenot   Guitar (12 String Electric)
John Vanderslice   Moog Synthesizer
John Peters   Trumpet
Andrew Borger   Drums,Saw
Daniel Joseph   Hammered Dulcimer
Tommy Casey   Vibes
Carlos Forster   Background Vocals
Miles Kurosky   Band
Patrick Noel   Band
Bill Swan   Band
Steve St. Cin   Band

Technical Credits

John Croslin   Engineer
Beulah   Producer
Miles Kurosky   Producer
Bill Swan   Horn Arrangements,Harmonic Arrangement

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