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NEWS: Beachwood Sparks return after a 12 year hiatus

After a 12 year hiatus, Beachwood Sparks, the seminal American alt-country outfit from Los Angeles,  return with a long-awaited new album, Across The River Of Stars,  produced by Chris Robinson (singer with The Black Crowes). The line-up features original members/founders Chris Gunst (Guitar/Vocals), Brent Rademaker (Bass/Vocals), and Farmer Dave Scher (Lap Steel/Keys/Vocals), along with Ben Knight (Guitar), Jen Cohen Gunst (Keys/Guitar) and Andres Renteria (Drums). 

Across The River Of Stars will be their first album of new material since 2012’s The Tarnished Gold and is out on the 19th of July via Curation Records. To herald the arrival of the upcoming album, its lead single ‘Torn in Two’ is released today. 

The press release describes ‘Torn in Two’ as “showcasing the band’s signature Western swing and the blend of soft, expressive vocals of Chris Gunst, cresting with a triumphant guitar solo that electrifies the soul. With Chris Robinson’s seasoned touch, the track captures the raw energy of Neil Young‘s Zuma era, while weaving a narrative of West Coast environmentalism.”

‘Torn in Two’ is accompanied by an animated video from Mark Neeley.

Live Shows (more to be announced):


20th: Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA

27th: Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA


1st: Mercury Lounge – New York, NY (early show)

3rd: AVLFest – Asheville, NC


28th: Evolution Festival – St Louis, MO 

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Beachwood Sparks

Photo: Kathleen Nicholson

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