Ten years in the making, Written in Sand is a 5-song EP that chronicles the beginning of Beta Lion’s career.
Written in Sand serves as a retrospective on the beginnings of Beta Lion. The first four songs of the five song EP were written between 2003 and 2007. “For our debut album, it didn’t seem right to move forward before paying proper tribute to our older material,” says Mark Fulinara, bassist and vocalist. And the fifth and final track, “Written in Sand,” is about their struggle to capture that older material before they were washed away by the inevitability of time.
Beta Lion is Mark Fulinara on bass and vocals, Dean Fulinara on drums, JR Fulinara on keyboard, and Opie Tran on guitar. “We’ve been having fun and playing live together since 1999,” says Mark. The reception of their 2012 demo I Believe in Beta Lion inspired them to continue releasing records. They plan on recording a full-length album beginning this summer.
Download Beta Lion’s debut EP Written in Sand on iTunes and Amazon!
“In a market saturated with indie rock bands who all try to sound so different that they end up sounding the same, Beta Lion actually do sound different enough to make them stand out from the crowd.” – Music Emissions
“This quartet always gets to a soaring, arena-ready chorus that often sounds like Phoenix’s popsavant brain tugging on Death Cab for Cutie’s heartstrings.” – SD CityBeat
“Beta Lion’s Written In Sand invites the listener to be a part of an audience… From the very beginning Written In Sand feels like a larger effort than it’s five tracks would seem to imply. Beta Lion are creating an experience that feels like a mini concept album.” – Some Kind of Muffin
Beta Lion releases their debut release, Written in Sand, tomorrow March 15th.
At this time more than 2000 years ago, Brutus and other conspirators were deep in their plans to liberate Rome, fearful of Caesar’s rising power. Now, as we get closer to the Ides of March, the portents continue to stream in of the impending release of Beta Lion’s Written in Sand.
You can read Music Emission’s review of the upcoming album here.
In a market saturated with indie rock bands who all try to sound so different that they end up sounding the same, Beta Lion actually do sound different enough to make them stand out from the crowd. – Music Emissions