Look Around Out Nov 20th Via Domino Records.
Olympia, Washington indie pop pioneers Beat Happening have announced the release of a career spanning, remastered two LP anthology intended to be the definitive document of the hugely influential cult band. Led by Calvin Johnson, who also founded the legendary K Records, Beat Happening combined a minimalist pop sound with a D.I.Y. ethos, inspiring bands and labels such as Fugazi and Merge Records along the way.
This new anthology is hand picked by the band and promising to be the perfect entry point for the Beat Happening novice. The 23 tracks range from their 1984 debut single, “Our Secret” b/w “What’s Important” (originally sold directly for $2.50 to individuals, but $4 to institutions) to “Angel Gone,” a single released in 2000 after eight years of inactivity.
Look Around is available on all digital services today (September 22nd). The pyhsical release, due November 20th, will be on CD, gatefold double LP, limited-edition royal blue cassette, and a Domino Mart exclusive gatefold double LP bundled with a limited edition light yellow 7″ of “Indian Summer” and “Foggy Eyes”. Domino is also planning an extensive Beat Happening album reissue series in 2016.