“De Facto Blues” By Michael Beach

"De Facto Blues" By Michael Beach is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off his forthcoming release Dream Violence
"De Facto Blues" By Michael Beach is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off his forthcoming release Dream Violence

Singer/songwriter Michael Beach will Dream Violence, on March 19th via Goner Records. With the announcement he has shared the album track “”De Facto Blues.” The track is a born-to-lose anthem that Beach describes as “the sound of people totally at their wits end. It was written in growing frustration with leaders failing to lead — instead clinging to a faith in a failing economic system as justification for slow and casual destruction — while trumpeting their own greatness.”

Known for his work touring with the eccentric Israeli guitarist Charlie Megira and Australian guitar-pop band Thigh Master, Beach strives to convey both passion and compassion, energy and action. “My hope is that something gets communicated that makes people think outside of themselves or their surroundings,” he says. “To ask questions, and consider the effects of their decisions. To communicate some essential part of the human spirit that understands intuitively how to feel connected to each other rather than divide, exploit, separate, ignore, and all the other heinous shit we have the ability to do with each other.”

Recorded on two continents, Dream Violence documents Beach’s move from Oakland, California to Melbourne, Australia as he navigated a new music scene, plenty of bureaucratic red tape, and, ultimately, citizenship. Parts of the album were recorded and mixed at Tiny Telephone Recording in Oakland, at the end of a 2019 tour with Kelley Stoltz producing. Other tracks were recorded at Beach’s new home in Melbourne, where he worked with Matthew Ford and Innez Tulloch of Thigh Master, with Peter Warden on drums, to capture an off-the-cuff feel.

Micheal Beach
Dream Violence
Goner Records
Track Listing

1 – Irregardless
2 – De Facto Blues
3 – The Tower
4 – Metaphysical Dice
5 – You Know, Life Is Cheap
6 – Spring
7 – Curtain Of Night
8 – You Found Me Out
9 – Dream Violence
10 – Sometimes I Get That Cold Feeling

Pre-order Dream Violence by Micheal Beach HERE