Published Jun 04, 2013Ex-Oasis members Beady Eye have a sophomore album, simply titled BE, due out on June 11 in Canada through Columbia Records. But before then, you can stream the whole thing here on Exclaim.ca.
The album was recorded at State of the Ark Studios in London with Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio, who has previously produced bands like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals, Liars and more. During the sessions, Liam Gallagher and co. experimented with everything from Pro Tools to cassette tapes, iPhone apps, samplers and more. Tracks include, the psychedelically horn-filled "Flick of the Finger" and the shimmying "Second Bite of the Apple."
Sitek said in a statement, "It's a trippy record! The strength of the tracks is so high that we got to really play around! It's rock-band instrumentation, but used in a different way. Liam's vocals are incredible, all you have to do is turn on a microphone and you're like, 'that sounds like a record!' You don't have to do anything to them."
Gallagher added, "Working with Sitek just opened something up in us. He's without a doubt the best producer i've ever worked with, a real outlaw — he doesn't give a fuck, no rules. We had a new found focus when we were writing it — we really got our heads down and got our shit together — clear heads, none of that crap from the '90s. It feels like a really special record for us."
Take a listen to the results for yourself below.