Happy new year!


New Music for a New Year

Running off the success of our release last fall of The Far End of the World, we've been busy working on new songs for the next record. We'll be debuting many of these new songs on Thursday, February 25th at Lizard Lounge, once again teaming up with the great Thalia Zedek Band. Mark your calendars. We hope to see you there.

Critical Acclaim for The Far End of the World

Last year our record The Far End of the World received widespread critical acclaim, landing on James Reed's list of Best Local Albums of 2015 in the Boston Globe and garnering lots of praise. Get your copy today in beautiful 180g vinyl, CD, or digitally at our online store, iTunes, or Amazon.

"Carpenter's most revealing record yet...Americana by way of David Lynch's Lost Highway" -- James Reed, Boston Globe

"Brian Carpenter & The Confessions exude the sort of dignified darkness you would expect given the company he keeps...bound to become a big name" -- Chris DeVille, Stereogum

"A stunning piece of dark Americana..." -- Adrien Begrand, PopMatters

"Brian Carpenter is a hard man to pin down...for one, there's the fact that he seems to be juggling several projects at once. Then there's the eccentric diversity of those projects, each of them uncategorizable in their own right" -- Shaun Brady, The Key

"A fitting soundtrack to an episode of True Detective or a David Lynch film...an unpredictable, but fascinating listen." -- UTNE Reader

 

BEAT CIRCUS TO RECORD AGAIN IN MAY

 Beat Circus at Highline Ballroom in NYC, Halloween 2011

Beat Circus at Highline Ballroom in NYC, Halloween 2011

Beat Circus will be heading back into the studio in May of this year to record Album #4, the third part of their Weird American Gothic trilogy, following Dreamland in 2008 and Boy From Black Mountain in 2009. The new record will feature new material plus songs from the play The Barbary Coast commissioned in 2012-14 by the Berkeley Repertory Theater in California. The Barbary Coast is based on the true crime book by Herbert Asbury on the rise of San Francisco during the Gold Rush era.

Love to you all. Hope to see all of you this year.

Brian Carpenter