US/Australian quintet, Beaten By Them, release Kinder Machines
Kinder Machines is the third full-length album from SF/NYC/Melbourne quintet Beaten by Them. Formed in San Francisco in 2005, the band has since been quietly at work, creating original and enduring experimental and cinematic “post-rock” music. Though BBT’s releases have often topped US college radio charts – including New York’s taste-making WNYU – the band is very much under appreciated. That could be about to change with Kinder Machines, which is more approachable but no less compelling than previous releases.
Recorded live to analog tape on a farm in the wine-producing region of Sonoma, California, the album is an invigorating collage of acoustic instruments and multi-layered rhythms that puts melody in the forefront.