Wednesday 5 February 2014

***BEAU NAVIRE exclusive interview***

GenresPunk / Rock / Skramz / Emo / Post-Hardcore / Screamo
Related artistsLoma Prieta, Archeopteryx, No Limbs, Yearbooks, Heist, Great Apes,
                       Nervous and My Bones Rest Easy.
CountrySan Francisco, USA
Years Active2009-present
Song: "One So Illusive"
Album: "Lumens"
Year: 2012
Label(s): Too many to list.
This post's artist is from the January 2014 Mix. This is track #14.
You can download the January 2014 Mix#2 right here.
For fans ofAltar Of Complaints, Loma Prieta, Via FondoCease Upon The Capitol,
                  La Quiete, Ice Hockey, Republic Of Dreams, The Third Memory,
                  Kodan ArmadaStorm The BastilleGreyscale, Isodora Crane, Louise Cyphre,
                  Welcome The Plague YearFuneral Diner, Van JohnsonMakara,
                  Youth Funeral, State Faults and Raein, aka PROPER Screamo.

BEAU NAVIRE plays screamy, chaotic-yet-beautiful hardcore in (generally) short controlled bursts (just like Hicks) drenched in feedback (Loma, anyone?) with lots of dreamy/twinkly riffs (see Altar Of Complaints). If you need a more defined reference point, imagine Loma Prieta with less dark and bass heavy songs, lighter and twinkly instrumentals a myriad of screaming from different vocalists.

I would recommend starting with 'Lumens' or the 'Republic Of Dreams Split' 7", where I really feel like the band hit their stride. 'Hours' is the closest thing they've done to Loma Prieta's 'Life/Less' - it`s soaked in feedback, chaotic, abrasive and has a lot less twinkle. I'm using "twinkle" in the good way here, not the neo-emo rock definition that I see thrown around all too easily on the internet. The band's earlier stuff doesn't strike me as much (with the exception of the 4-way split 8") as they were evolving - and boy did they evolve quickly. Check that discography below and see how many releases they had in just a 4 year time frame. Before you do that, I'd recommend reading the exclusive interview that I recently had with Jon of BEAU NAVIRE fame. Humbled like the great person he is, Jon answered all of my questions and lets you know if the band is broken up or not.

*OMSB's favourite quote: "I think feedback is beautiful to be honest. For me it represents the disconnected feelings we have from the rest of the world. The band’s whole reason for writing music is just an outlet for our emotions and thoughts so when we can show every element in a song it always makes me so happy inside."



2009/2012 - Demo cassette/10"EP (I needs)
2009 - Carrion Spring / Te Lloraria Un Puto Rio / Discord Of A Forgotten Sketch 8"LP
          (download here)

2011 - Hours cd/12"LP (stream here) (PURCHASE on cd HERE and lp HERE)
2011 - Life Moves 12"EP (download here)
2011 - Adobe Homes Split 7" (PURCHASE HERE)
2011 - Suffix Split 7" (PURCHASE HERE)

2012 - Lumens LP (stream here)
2012 - Republic Of Dreams Split 7" (download here)

(2009) BEAU NAVIRE - "These Waves" (from '4-Way' split 8")

(2011) BEAU NAVIRE - "Reinventing the Wheel" (from 'Hours')

(2012) BEAU NAVIRE - "One So Illusive" (from 'Lumens')

(2012) BEAU NAVIRE - "Phalanx of Lenses" (from 'Republic Of Dreams' split 7")


BEAU NAVIRE out-of-print (partial) discography mp3 download / additional links


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