Beachwood Sparks Announce First Album in 12 Years, Share Video for New Song: Watch

Beachwood Sparks, photo by Kathleen Nicholson

Beachwood Sparks are back with their first album in 12 years, along with some tour dates. Across the River of Stars is due out July 19 via Curation. The band has shared lead single “Torn in Two,” too, and it comes with a charming video featuring handdrawn animation courtesy of Mark Neeley. Check it out below, along with the album tracklist and that initial clutch of tour dates.

The last time the Los Angeles alt-country band put out new music was in 2012, with The Tarnished Gold, which was followed the next year by the archival release Desert Skies. On Across the River of Stars, Beachwood Sparks partnered with producer Chris Robinson to return to the blend of twangy psychedelia and dreamy melodies they’re known for.

In 2017, Beachwood Sparks guitarist and songwriter Josh Schwartz died at 45 after being diagnosed with ALS. Schwartz was a member of Beachwood Sparks’ original lineup, having joined in 1997, and contributed to Desert Skies before parting ways with the group in 1999. He went on to collaborate with numerous artists over the years and released his own solo album as Painted Hills.

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Across the River of Stars:

01 My Love, My Love
02 Torn in Two
03 Falling Forever
04 Gentle Samurai
05 Gem
06 Faded Glory
07 Dolphin Dance
08 High Noon
09 Wild Swans

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Beachwood Sparks: Across the River of Stars

Beachwood Sparks:

07-20 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
07-27 Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
08-01 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
08-03 Asheville, NC - AVLFest
09-28 St. Louis, MO - Evolution Festival

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