Toronto's Beams Announce 'The Spark in Your Eye' EP, Share "Take Back Ten"

The band are touring this summer and have a new album complete

BY Alex HudsonPublished Jun 30, 2023

Pastoral psych pedlars Beams have a new album on the way — but first, the group have announced a three-song EP as a preview of what's in store. The Spark in Your Eye is out August 4, with the single "Take Back Ten" out now; the release coincides with the band's North American summer tour.

The three tracks on The Spark in Your Eye come from a 13-song session recorded at Hudson Valley, NY's Marcata Recording with producer KevinMcMahon (Titus Andronicus, Real Estate). The songs were written in lockdown then recorded live off the floor.

The band said in a statement, "We have every right to be angry and sad. But this is our life. If we live in a constant state of reaction to all of the fear-mongering, then the powers that spread those messages around are winning. We have to fight and makes paces to feel joy and love and community. We have to fight isolation, fight being driven into despair."

Hear "Take Back Ten" below. Scroll past that to see Beams' tour schedule, which includes stops in Ontario as well as the US. The new track "Morning Waits" will be out in mid-July, with the full EP to follow August 4.

Beams 2023 Tour Dates:

06/30 Sudbury, ON - Townehouse Tavern
08/03 Windsor, ON - Meteor
08/04 Cincinnati, OH - MOTR
08/05 Louisville, KY - The Chapel of St. Philip de Neri (early)
08/05 Louisville, KY -CAMP Social Club (late) (new date)
08/17 Detroit, MI - House Show
08/18 Toronto, ON - The Baby G
08/19 London, ON - Palasad Bowl
09/07 Ithaca, NY - The Upstairs
09/08 Worchester, MA - Distant Castle
09/10 Catskill, NY - The Avalon Lounge

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