“Though the band is generally rooted in harmonious psychedelic folk,” writes Exclaim! about Toronto-based sextet Beams, “their third full-length album, Ego Death, is, as the name suggests, a more intense move. Instead of lacing the album with pastoral, banjo-based tunes, doom and gloom take precedence here, creating atmospheres that are more ominous and unsettling than their previous works. Boosted considerably by veteran mastering engineer Sarah Register (Big Thief, the Shins, Depeche Mode) and local engineer Alex Gamble (Alvvays, Arkells, Broken Social Scene), every note is clean, purposeful and well-constructed.”
Ego Death is at radio now and going for NACC debuts next week! Read the full Exclaim review here.