Artwork by @mystupidsketchbook
WHO are they?
Brooklyn based Beverly are Drew Citron (vox/guitar) and Scott Rosenthal (bass/guitar). Their forthcoming second album The Blue Swell is out 6 May on Kanine Records. Drew explains how it all began.
“Scott and I started playing together in Frankie Rose’s touring band. Beverly was a side project and morphed into a full fledged vehicle for our best songs. Scott and I have many things in common, but the only really important ones are The Smiths and Elliott Smith. We discovered this early on in our friendship and it colors everything we do in Beverly.”
WHAT is the inspiration behind their songs?
“A lot of the lyrics on The Blue Swell touch on themes of loss and change in New York. I wrote the first track Bulldozer sitting at the Williamsburg waterfront. It’s about how astonishingly fast and drastic the change in the buildings, the park, and the feel of the neighborhood happened; how it basically put on a garish halloween costume, forever. Many of the other songs also speak to changing friendships, and growing up.”
WHERE did they grow up?
“I grew up in San Francisco and Scott is from New Jersey. We both moved to Brooklyn to play music. I love living here, it’s still the best place on earth to see shows, any night of the week. I really enjoy meeting new bands, working as a live sound engineer, and producing my friends’ records. I don’t care about anything besides music, so it works out well for me to be here.”
WHY the name Beverly?
“It was either that or Angela.”
WHEN can I see them live?
Beverly are currently on a US and European tour including showcases at SXSW, Austin and the following UK dates:
Mon 16 May: The Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Tues 17 May: The Louisiana, Bristol
Wed 18 May: The Victoria, London
Full dates can be found here.
Victoria is from the album The Blue Swell out May 6th, Kanine Records.
Video Directed by Jacob Graham.