New Waves: Beings ‘Modern Crush’, Social Creep Listening Party

By | December 6th, 2011 | 2 Comments

After listening to “Modern Crush”, the first offering from Beings’ forthcoming 7”, it’s obvious the Miami punk trio of Ivan Marchena, Beatriz Monteavaro, and Mike Alen hit the off-switch way too soon when they played their last show at Bardot in late May. It isn’t easy to come to terms with the premature demise of Beings, especially when this rollicking two-minute track reminds us so forcefully of why we loved them: catchy choruses and rhythms buried like the dead in dirt, hiccupping yelps, barbarian banging and crashing.

Engineered by Torche bassist Jonathan Nuñez and pressed by Discosoma Records, Social Creep features four songs — “Modern Crush”, “Crowd Clones”, “Social Creep”, “Popular Air” — that the melodically snarling punk trio recorded before they announced their split. In typical Discosoma fashion, Beings’ final release will be limited to 100 copies and features badass art by the band. (For nerds like me, the vinyl glows in the dark). Discosoma and Beings will celebrate the release with a listening party at Lester’s on Friday. To RSVP, visit the event page on Facebook.

William Alton is a regular contributor to the Beached Miami music section and the curator of the Miami Music Guide. Follow him on Twitter @beachedwilly.