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Describes Things As They Are

by Beauty Pill

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cadejo Today I learned this album contains a cover of Lungfish. My head exploded
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sirshannon How does a band release a modern record that can stand up to The Unsustainable Lifestyle, one of the greatest albums of our century? This is how.
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Saloptus Discovered this band through an episode of 99% Invisible by Roman Mars. The song was Exit without saving. I was driving home and it was just what I needed after a long day. I came home listened to the album on Bandcamp and loved it. I joined Bandcamp just to download this album. You guys represent everything that is right about music. The melodies, the lyrics, the instrumentation just blends into a warm fuzzy whirlpool of delight. Favorite track: When Cornered.
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Stephen Harper This is beyond brilliant. Watch the video for Afrikaner Barista ib YouTube. Some would call this Trip Hop. It is in fact, Art Pop at its finest. Favorite Track: the entire record.
Steve Lawson
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Steve Lawson Bought this when it came out. Bought it again for the high def upload and because Bandcamp. Love this album so much. Y'all need to hear it. Favorite track: Ain't A Jury In The World Gon Convict You, Baby.
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Ann The Word 06:44
The Prize 04:22
For Pretend 04:51
Ann The Word 07:10


Thor Harris/SWANS: "This is not a record made by kids. No offense, kids."

NPR All Things Considered: "A headphone experience rich with ambitious sounds that are truly lived in."

Rolling Stone: "An easy record to fall in love with. One of the 15 best albums of the year."

Robert Christgau: "Grade A. Gentle tunes and surprising sounds contextualize lyrics that both parse and come at you from trick angles."

Noisey: "One of the most unique and engrossing albums of 2015."

Magnet Magazine: "Album of the year. Takes a sledgehammer to boundaries and orthodoxies. Recalls both Revolver and Stankonia..."

Pitchfork: "Delicacy and daring."

Bob Boilen NPR Music: "Quite brilliant."


released March 19, 2017

produced by Chad Clark


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Beauty Pill Washington, D.C.


Beauty Pill is a band from Washington, DC, born in the mouth of the 21st century. Most songs are about the mouth of the 21st century.

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