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Beauty Pill Feb 23, 2019
Btw, a fact about "Describes Things" I don't know if I've mentioned anywhere is that most of it was mixed on an API console with lots of analog outboard, but some was mixed with headphones on a laptop in a cafe. And I can't recall which mixes are which. And I don't care. www.beautypill.bandcamp.com
Beauty Pill Feb 15, 2019
It’s true.
Beauty Pill Feb 14, 2019
I hate Soundcloud, but I got some stuff archived there. "Valuable Experience" is an ambient piece we made for the score to the 2010 DC play "suicide.chat.room." Written and directed by Marcus Kid and produced by the Taffety Theatre Group. Streaming for a couple days and then back in the archives. The woman in the picture is beloved DC actor Kimberly Gilbert, who played the character LostBooks. The photo is of the final LostBooks soliloquy in the play.
Beauty Pill Jan 23, 2019
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Beauty Pill Jan 14, 2019
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Beauty Pill Jan 14, 2019
Recommend following BP on Instagram and twitter. (The BP Twitter is more informal/personal/political. It’s only about the band *sometimes.*)
Beauty Pill Jan 14, 2019
Working towards new projects. I don’t wanna be pushy, but I suggest you follow Beauty Pill on Instagram.
Beauty Pill Jan 10, 2019
Songs are important to me. For better and worse, I built my life around them. Songs are worth your attention. I have an essay series for this purpose. It’s called “One Song.” Today I wrote about Madonna’s oft-misunderstood “What It Feels Like For A Girl.” Enjoy. - c
Beauty Pill Jan 06, 2019
As you may have noticed, Beauty Pill “Describes Things As They Are” has disappeared from the marketplace. It’s not on Spotify anymore. You can’t find it in record stores anymore. You can’t get it on iTunes, or buy it on Amazon. It’s pretty much been erased. This is because we parted with Butterscotch Records. Suffice it to say we feel relieved to have escaped Allen Farmelo (Butterscotch is a one-person operation.) When someone you loathe owns and controls your music, it’s utterly depressing. We made no money and received no royalty statements from Butterscotch. In every way possible, it was the stark opposite of Dischord, who are consistently ethical and transparent. The good news is I now own the rights again to both “Describes Things” and “Cigarette Girl.” They will be reissued at some point. We may reissue them ourselves or, more likely, license them to the next label we sign with. Regardless: Don’t fret, they will be available again someday soon. In the meantime, if you bought the vinyl or CD, you have that. For the time being, “Describes Things” is available as a Bandcamp download. This is currently the only place to access this music. In other news, I have a new bandmate, Erin Nelson. Pretty excited about her. (Erin is now our Facebook profile.) We have new music and art projects in the works. I’ll talk more about that soon. Thanks for listening. Thanks for caring. Happy New Year! ❤️ - c
Beauty Pill Jan 06, 2019
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Beauty Pill Nov 15, 2018
A little piece about Crystal City and the origin of Beauty Pill’s “Rideshare.” cheers
Beauty Pill Sep 27, 2018
Please raise your right hand Please conflate will with chance Blur your choices and your circumstance It’s on It’s on
Beauty Pill Sep 14, 2018
Our show tonight is nearly sold out. If you want to get tickets, act fast. See you soon! http://www.beautypill.com/live
Beauty Pill Sep 09, 2018
You might be tired of this song by now. I'll be honest: I am, a little bit too. But this is a fun little excerpt that reminds me it has a lot of little sensations packed inside. Join us Friday September 14th, DC!
Beauty Pill Sep 06, 2018
I was interviewed for NPR’s Essential Tremors show. Concept of show: Discuss 3 songs that changed your life. Enjoy. - c
Beauty Pill Aug 21, 2018
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Beauty Pill Aug 21, 2018
Today it is revealed that Beauty Pill is the secret "surprise musical guest" at this symposium on design and the punk spirit. This will be an intelligent and entertaining conversation between the exceedingly handsome and thoughtful Bill Barbot and the exceedingly handsome and thoughtful Roman Mars, as they explore and parse the ways in which punk ethics and aesthetics have shaped their work and worldview. Beauty Pill seemed to acquire an entirely new audience with "Describes Things As They Are," and much of that audience is unaware of our connection to Dischord and DC punk. But DC punk thinking and DC punk methodology is a foundational element in what we do and it has informed all aspects of our work. The fact that our music is sometimes lush and detailed and technological -- coming from a scene that valued economy and rawness and confrontation -- is, in my mind, a rebuke of orthodoxy. And what could be more punk than that?
Beauty Pill Aug 17, 2018
THIS IS GOING TO GO WELL. YOU WISH TO ATTEND. join us, Sunday @ U Street Music Hall.
Beauty Pill Jul 31, 2018
Great songs reward your attention. I have an essay series for this. Enjoy.
Beauty Pill Jul 22, 2018
ICYMI August 19, Beauty Pill will play U Street Music Hall as part of their Go-Go Residency. (Yes, we know we're not a go-go band. Please do not hurt our feelings.) We're playing with the masterful Be'la Dona, DC's only all-female go-go band. Very excited. Join us! http://www.beautypill.com/live
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