Geoff Barrow Offers a Beak> Sneak Peek

Portishead producer Geoff Barrow brings his new band Beak> to American shores for the first time tonight. A notorious studio tweaker, Barrow is making the most of this chance to rock off the cuff: after an 11-year wait for the most recent Portishead album, the Beak> debut was written and recorded in just 12 days. When we had a word with him, Barrow explained, “In a world of absolute computer-based shit-sounding commercial music… It’s nice to take a wrong turn.”

This welcome “wrong turn” is nevertheless temporary: Barrow assures us that “Portishead and Beak> [will both] hopefully… be very productive in the near future.” Which suggests that Portishead’s Fourth may be only a decade away. For now, we’ll very happily focus on the current project. We’ve already got our tickets.

Beak> perform tonight with People of the North at Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey St, Manhattan) / 9p / $20 / more info / directions 

photo by John Minton
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    Official Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday parties are in bold below. Other dates are tourdates for Eamon and/or Justin.

    Friday, January 27th // Planetarium with Shore Live and Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin DJing // at the secret hi-fi loft // $25 // Sold Out

    Sunday, January 29th // Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at a secret but familiar location // $20 // advance tickets and more info

    Friday, February 3rd // Flux's 6th Birthday with Justin, Benjamin Damage, Mike Dehnert & Moxie at Beaver Works // Leeds, UK // advance tickets and more info

    Friday, February 24th // Planetarium with Jason Lindner Live, Marika Hughes Live, Justin Carter DJing and Live and Eamon Harkin DJing // at the secret hi-fi loft // $25 // advance tickets and more info

    Sunday, February 26th // Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at Shea Stadium // $20 // more info coming soon

    Saturday, April 15th // Percolate with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter with Dark Sky Live // at Hidden // Manchester, UK // advance tickets and more info

    Saturday, July 29th // Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin at Panorama with Too Many Acts To Mention // at Randall's Island // NYC // advance tickets and more info