“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
Beta Lion take a variety of paths to get to their downcast dream-pop; sometimes songs are built around a serpentine bass line, and others are powered by a buzzy guitar riff. But this quartet always gets to a soaring, arena-ready chorus. – Ben Salmon, San Diego CityBeat
Villains Records is proud to announce the release date of Beta Lion’s Written in Sand EP: March, 15, 2014, the dreaded ides of March. Written in Sand will be available via the online store and on iTunes.
We are incredibly honored to have Beta Lion in our lineup. Mark, Dean, JR, and Opie have been playing together since 1999. They easily embody the community and family spirit that we strive for at Villains Records.
You can get a sneak peek at their opening track, $15 Ladies here:
Their debut EP includes 5 tracks spanning their career, the first four being written between 2003 and 2007. The last track serves as a retrospective of Beta Lion’s history together.
- $15 Ladies
- Altar Beats
- Escape Signal
- Tonight at Whisperz
- Written in Sand
Spread the word, Beta Lion is coming!