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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!
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!
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Beauty Pill Jun 23, 2018
Last night, Aaron Harman — leader and arranger of the horn quartet playing with Beauty Pill tomorrow night — hit us with two very pleasant surprises. One: he presented a daringly weird and cool arrangement of “Black Kites” that is so creative we want to open the show with it. Two: the horn quartet he has assembled is *gender balanced*. Half women, half men. BOOM! We are yours, DC!
Beauty Pill Jun 23, 2018
PARDON OUR DUST I live inside my own heart, Matt Damon Everywhere like such as and any answer is correct Photovoltaic hut Please pardon our dust There are so few reasons left My only strength is I never understand you and I’m not gonna learn Barely an exhalation Please stop asking I am willing to burn Been hanging out with the other confirmed kills Some, I assume, are good people but are we getting their best? Pretty soon I’m gonna die without letting you know You won’t believe what happens next I don’t know what you’ve been breathing and I don’t wanna learn Yes I am a hologram Please stop asking Please stop asking I am starting to burn I live inside my own heart, Matt Damon I live inside my own heart, Matt Damon I live inside my own heart, Matt Damon I live inside my own heart, Matt Damon
Beauty Pill Jun 20, 2018
People are cruel. Everything is terrible. Democracy is eroding. You’re parched for hope. There’s a band for that. We’re called Beauty Pill. You’re in luck! We play this Sunday evening with a horn quartet(!) at the Kennedy Center. FOR FREE. Join us, DC.
Beauty Pill May 19, 2018
Brooklyn: This weekend, my band is bringing our future-forward DC vanguard music to your adorable, quaint little town. Join us! Tix by clicking through.
Beauty Pill May 10, 2018
‪Songs merit contemplation. I have an essay series where I do just that.‬ ‪This one is about Gillian Welch’s “My Morphine.”‬ My sincere empathy for anyone struggling with addiction. And anyone whose life has been damaged by opiate abuse.
Beauty Pill May 08, 2018
Another vintage Brian Libby “Describes Things” session video. This is Beauty Pill + experimental electric harpist Zeena Parkins (who you may know from her work with Bjork & John Zorn) + Joel Hamilton producing. Song again is “Dog With Rabbit In Mouth, Unharmed.”
Beauty Pill May 05, 2018