“Ambient escapism, some minimal skronk, soothing textures. Sure, you could look into installing a fountain in your home or garden, but it’s possible to achieve the relaxation you seek in the sounds of Healing Potpourri.”
DONALD BEAMAN is a songwriter, singer, and guitarist living in Northern California. He is the former guitarist and co-songwriter for the New York City based band The Double (Matador Records). He has shared the stage with Jonathan Richman, Sharon Van Etten, Michael Hurley, Alex Bleeker (Real Estate), and Spiral Stairs (Pavement). His sophomore solo album, Duration, was released April 2017. It features Dan Horne (Beachwood Sparks/Cass Mccombs) playing pedal steel. The album has been described as “quiet country brilliance…the quietest voice at the back of the room…that has the most to share.” As a member of The Double he was at the epicenter of the New York City music scene of the early to mid 2000s. The Double released three albums – including Loose in the Air, on Matador Records; recorded a John Peel Session at Maida Vale Studios for the BBC; and toured extensively throughout the United States and in Europe, sharing the stage with: Feist, The Black Keys, TV on the Radio, Interpol, M83, Ratatat, The Mountain Goats, The Go-Betweens, Cass McCombs, John Vanderslice, Deerhoof, Blonde Redhead, and many others. Beaman is currently recording his third album, scheduled for release in late 2017. He tours regularly with his backing band.
“Lays in a half pack of smoked camel cigarettes while listening to Beat Happening and Lou Reed. The tracks go steady after that like a lazy June afternoon while walking to the store for a cold one for an afternoon on the porch people watching and thinking deep.”
KAMIKAZE PALM TREE is a Noise/ Surf/ Psych Rock band from San Francisco California.