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Please Advise

by Beauty Pill

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Lars Gotrich
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Lars Gotrich Chad Clark makes music in four dimensions. Please Advise offers a somewhat compact, yet still very outsized, version of his vision by virtue of its EP length. But walking around its dimensions, full of unknown colors and textures, I keep finding corners that lead to other rooms. Favorite track: Tattooed Love Boys.
Bob Corrigan
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Bob Corrigan This album was my introduction to Beauty Pill and lordy lord, what a joy it is. And they're a DC band! Can't wait to stand in their audience and smile like a fool. Favorite track: Pardon Our Dust.
quasiotter
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quasiotter Alright, so while this whole album is a bop, 'Pardon Our Dust' is a totally flawless song. It's worth the admission alone. Favorite track: Pardon Our Dust.
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    Designed by Grammy-winning artist Brian Grunert of White Bicycle. Includes 12 page booklet, heavy "discobag" printed sleeve albaplex reverse board jacket. Vinyl cover is an off white "bone" color. It is lovely.

    Each physical format (CD, LP, cassette) features unique artwork and one unique piece of music exclusive to that format.

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i live in my own heart, matt damon everywhere like such as and any answer is correct photovoltaic hut please pardon our dust there are so few reasons left my only strength is i never understand you and i’m not gonna learn barely an exhalation please stop asking please stop asking i am willing to burn been hanging out with confirmed kills some i assume are good people but are we getting their best? soon i’m gonna die without letting you know you won’t believe what happens next i don’t know what you’ve been breathing and i don’t wanna learn yes i am a hologram please stop asking please stop asking i am starting to burn i live in my own heart, matt damon please stop asking
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about

The title of this record was inspired by our circumstance. Please Advise is a liminal work. A document of a time of uncertainty and fragmentation.

I'm proud of this record, but it's not perfect. I will go one step further: I'm proud of this record because it's not perfect.

All I wanna do is keep moving. Please Advise meets this criterion. For me, at least.

I hope people find it valuable.

We named our record PLEASE ADVISE after producer Teo Macero’s famous 1969 memo to Columbia Records about Miles Davis (“Miles just called and said he wants this album to be titled BITCHES BREW. Please advise.”) It’s darkly funny to us now, but I bet it wasn’t funny to Teo then.

I find that memo to be encouraging. Even in working with an artist as brilliant and masterful as Miles Davis, there were moments of uncertainty and maybe even panic. Like “What is this motherfucker doing?” panic.

There's probably no aesthetic connection between Miles Davis and Beauty Pill, but that memo makes me feel better about my own path. It’s okay if sometimes I don’t know what I’m doing. It’s okay if sometimes you don’t know what I’m doing either.

The paradox of any artist’s life is you need to cultivate confidence AND humility to survive.

But you know what? That’s the paradox of your life too.

Thanks for listening.

Chad Clark
Washington, DC

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released May 8, 2020

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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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