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Handsome Western States


Download links and information about Handsome Western States by Beulah. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 33:39 minutes.

Artist: Beulah
Release date: 1997
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 33:39
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No. Title Length
1. Maroon Bible 3:24
2. Lay Low for the Letdown 3:32
3. Disco: The Secretaries Blues 3:26
4. The Rise and Fall or Our Hero's Reward 2:36
5. I Love John, She Loves Paul 3:03
6. Slo-Mo for the Masses 1:39
7. I've Been Broken (I've Been Fixed) 2:25
8. Queen of the Populists 2:24
9. Shotgun Dedication 2:40
10. Rust With Me 1:35
11. Delta 4:17
12. Dig the Subatomic Holdout #2 2:38



Beulah is a Californian band. It's as simple as that. Miles Kurosky writes endearing pop songs that are cynical, bittersweet, or both, and there's nothing surf-rock about it. He and bandmate Bill Swan add a mean brass arrangement to their dual guitar work on their debut album, Handsome Western States. Beulah's crafty indie rock sound isn't as lo-fi as many make it out to be and while Kurosky's a big fan of Pavement, Handsome Western States is filled with a different kind of soul and a great big heart. From the lazy shimmy of "I Love John, She Loves Paul" to the punky good time of "Disco: The Secretaries Blues" and the countrified lament "Queen of the Populists," Handsome Western States is a solid introduction to Beulah's warm pop style. Reflecting upon teenage love is always memorable, and Beulah makes some of the confusion of those days seem OK. Handsome Western States is a sunburst of good music and as songwriters, the members of Beulah are onto something good. As musicians, they're a touch mediocre but that's not necessarily bad, either. They may be beginners in the studio; however, Handsome Western States is a great place to start.