In August, Beta Lion released the first single off their coming EP “Written in Sand.” There doesn’t seem to be a set release date, but their SoundCloud says “this fall” (which, by my count, should be right now).
The song starts with high-energy, slammin’ guitars, which continue on as the drums and dreamy vocals come in during the first minute (“she’s chasing and dreaming”). Although it starts off more of a jump-up-and-down pop rock anthem, the combination of different guitar and vocal melodies – for example, the backup vocals behind “we drew the line” – plus the drums, creates a song that I can dance and sing along to as it progresses.
“Tonight at Whisperz” showcases the four-piece’s great chemistry. You can tell these guys have been playing and writing songs together for awhile. Everything is tight, their energy is high, and you can feel their enthusiasm through the recording. Their enthusiasm and chemistry come out especially well during their live set, which I highly recommend if you are in the Los Angeles or San Diego areas.
Released on Villains Record, the physical single comes with a simple hand-screened design on the disc itself and on the plain cardboard sleeve.
Along with the single, they have a 3-song demo available on Bandcamp, I Believe in Beta Lion.