Beat Happening to Issue New Career-Spanning Compilation

Beat Happening to Issue New Career-Spanning Compilation
It's a good time to be a Beat Happening fan. In addition to the trio's self-titled debut being toasted with an entry in the 33 1/3 book series this week, the Pacific Northwest indie rock icons have just announced a new career-spanning best-of. Titled Look Around, the collection is available digitally right now and will be delivered on CD and LP November 20 via Domino.

A press release notes that the collection observes the lengthy career of the Olympia, WA outfit, who are described as having delivered the "most original and surprising music to come out of the often deliberately weird American punk rock tradition." The band comprised Calvin Johnson, Heather Lewis and Bret Lunsford.

While issued via Domino, Look Around features remastered songs from the band's time on Johnson's own K Records. While the title track was taken from a 7-inch track, which is included, highlights have also been plucked from 1985's Beat Happening, 1988's Jamboree, 1989's Black Candy, 1991's Dreamy and 1992 swan song, You Turn Me On. Look Around was also curated by the members of Beat Happening.

Pre-orders are currently being taken for the 23-song CD and cassette editions of Look Around. A two-LP set also comes with a limited-edition 7-inch of "Indian Summer"/"Foggy Eyes" while supplies last. You can find out more info over here.

Down below, you'll find a full tracklisting to the compilation and a remastered stream of Beat Happening's Jamboree number "Indian Summer."

Look Around follows Johnson repressing the Beat Happening catalogue on vinyl in 2013.

Look Around:

1. Our Secret
2. Foggy Eyes
3. Bad Seeds
4. What's Important
5. Look Around
6. Bewitched
7. In Between
8. Indian Summer
9. Other Side
10. Black Candy
11. Cast A Shadow
12. Nancy Sin
13. Knock On Any Door
14. Left Behind
15. Red Head Walking
16. Fortune Cookie Prize
17. Hot Chocolate Boy
18. Pinebox Derby
19. Tiger Trap
20. Godsend
21. Teenage Caveman
22. Noise
23. Angel Gone