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Below is our complete Beak news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Beak Posts New Music Video

Chicago post-metal quartet Beak re-awakens (following 2012 debut EP "Eyrie" and 2014 full-length "Let Time Begin") with a new video for the song "Souls In Streams." Singer/guitar player Jon Slusher comments:

“Our follow-up single from our first full-length, 'Let Time Begin,' 'Souls In Streams' lyrically deals with the moment just before an envious soul enters the material world; the dead looking in on the living with contempt before leaping into the fray, observing the cycle of matter taking ultimate form and then disintegrating back to nothingness.

"In the video, we see an antagonist as an abettor of entropy, procuring chaos and nudging along the next universal cycle by burning down his own milieu. The video uses ultra slow-motion footage of combustion and projections of the vocalist's face back onto himself." More...

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Beak Releasing New Album

Chicago post-metal outfit Beak will release "Let Time Begin" via Someoddpilot Records this coming September 23rd, 2014.

"Let Time Begin" was recorded at Electrical Audio and Soma Studios and is a conceptual record that explores the primordial and cosmic origins of man's greatest strife. The track listing is as follows:

1. Souls In Streams
2. Light Outside
3. The Breath Of Universe
4. Let Time Begin
5. Into The Light
6. Carry A Fire
7. Over The Shelter, The Morning Breaks
8. Fiery They Rose More...

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Beak Posts Teaser Video For New Album

Beak, the post-metal quartet formed by local Chicago luminaries Chris Eichenseer and Jason Goldberg previously of The Timeout Drawer, have created a clip highlighting music from their forthcoming debut album, "Eyrie," due out on April 3 via Someoddpilot Records). The video can be seen below.

The band has also shared the cover art for "Eyrie" (seen at the end of the teaser video), which was created by Eichenseer, a sought after graphic artist who has done artwork for American Heritage, Caural, Elliot Lipp and others. The album cover photo was shot outside of Monterrey, Mexico where Eichenseer was teaching a course on graphic design.

"Eyrie" was recorded and mixed in late-2011 at Engine Studios by Neil Strauch (Sage Francis, Bonnie Prince Billy) and contains five tracks.

The complete "Eyrie" track listing is as follows:

1. Angry Mother of Bones
2. Hands Collide
3. Men at Arms
4. Billions of Eyes
5. The Weight & Time

"Metal for the sake of it just doesn't interest us. We need more than heavy riffage and the trappings of the genre," expained Eichenseer. "I wish we could call it something else, because to me it's more. We're not afraid to carry influence from our roots in post to punk rock. We're very aware of storytelling and depth. We're not interested in skulls."

Vocalist Jon Slusher discussed the conceptual aspect of the debut album: "Eyrie is the nest of a bird of prey built in a high, inaccessible place. The album is conceptual. It's the path of ruin, the crumbling of empires and the marching of time. "

Beak is Andy Bosnak (Guitar), Chris Eichenseer (Drums), Jason Goldberg (Bass, Vocals) and Jon Slusher (Guitar, Lead Vocals).

Here are the upcoming Beak tour dates:

Feb. 23 Chicago, IL Reggie's
Mar. 31 Chicago, IL Ultra Lounge* Record Release Show
Apr. 11 Lansing, MI Mac's Bar
Apr. 12 Columbus, OH Ruby Tuesday

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