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Beachwood Sparks

Los Angeles-based cosmic country-pop combo Beachwood Sparks were formed in mid-1998 by onetime Strictly Ballroom singer/guitarist Chris Gunst, slide guitarist/keyboardist Dave Scher, ex-Further bassist Brent Rademaker, and Lilys drummer Aaron Sperske. Inspired by the pioneering country-rock efforts of West Coast legends like the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and Buffalo Springfield, the group issued acclaimed singles for Bomp! ("Desert Skies") and Sub Pop ("Midsummer Daydream") prior to the spring 2000 release of their superb self-titled debut LP. Their polished sophomore effort, Once We Were Trees, followed in fall 2001. A year later, the band released the EP Make the Cowboy Robots Cry. Around the same time, Beachwood Sparks went on unofficial hiatus, during which time the members pursued various side projects including Rademaker's band the Tyde, which also included Scher and Gunst at times, Scher's All Night Radio, and others. In 2012, Beachwood Sparks reunited for the full-length effort The Tarnished Gold. In 2013, the band's previously unreleased debut album, Desert Skies, from which their initial Bomp! singles were culled, received an official pressing on Alive Naturalsound Records. ~ Jason Ankeny
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  1.   Song
  2.   Desert Skies
  3.   Canyon Ride
  4.   Forget the Song
  5.   Silver Morning After
  6.   Galapagos by Arlo
  7.   Talk About Lonesome
  8.   Hibernation by Arlo
  9.   Tarnished Gold
  10.   Sing Your Thoughts by Arlo
  11.   Sweet Julie Ann
  12.   Midsummer Daydream
  13.   By Your Side
  14.   Hearts Mend
  15.   New County
  16.   Time
  17.   Old Manatee
  18.   Yer Selfish Ways
  19.   Drinkswater by Arlo
  20.   Earl Jean
  21.   The Good Night Whistle
  22.   This Is What It Feels Like
  23.   This is What He Feels Like
  24.   The Hustler
  25.   Make It Together
  26.   The Calming Seas
  27.   Sleeping Butterfly
  28.   You Take The Gold
  29.   Sister Rose
  30.   Water from the Well
  31.   The Reminder
  32.   Watery Moonlight
  33.   Something I Don't Recognize
  34.   No Queremos Oro
  35.   Confusion Is Nothing New
  36.   Sparks Fly Again
  37.   Ghost Dance 1492 by Arlo
  38.   Ponce de Leon Blues by Arlo
  39.   The Orange Grass Special
  40.   Nature's Light
  41.   See, Oh Three
  42.   Jugglers Revenge
  43.   Germination
  44.   Singing Butterfly
  45.   Goodbye
  46.   Ballad of Never Rider
  47.   Leave That Light On
  48.   Close Your Eyes
  49.   Charm
  50.   Mollusk
  51.   Old Sea Miner
  52.   Once We Were Trees
  53.   Let It Run
  54.   The Sun Surrounds Me
  55.   Alone Together
  56.   Banjo Press Conference

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