Clipd Beaks “WAKE”
The once local (admittedly not for a long time) Clipd Beaks have actively been posting new recordings on their webpage (see last year’s Troll House), but haven’t put out anything official in a while. WAKE is the band’s first collection of songs since 2010’s excellent To Realize. Posted on Bandcamp (no word on any physical formats yet), WAKE finds the band drifting further into more droning territory than previous albums. Starting with opener “World Exhaust,” the first four songs feature drum machine beats and buried vocals until “U.F.O.?” jolts things into even further overblown, percussion-less drone territory. “In A Hole” closes things out and is the closest to anything in the band’s previously released. It’s an 8-minute epic with live drums and effects-laden saxophone. Here’s to hoping we see Clipd Beaks back out on the road and Minneapolis-bound soon.
Site: Clipd Beaks