Beauty Pill announce Instant Night EP; watch the video for new single ‘You Need A Better Mind’

Photo: Morgan Klein

Beauty Pill aren’t slowing down. After releasing their full length Please Advise last year, the Washington, D.C. based band have announced details of a new EP, Instant Night, set for release via Northern Spy on December 3rd. The good news comes paired with a thrilling single and video for ‘You Need A Better Mind’. Speaking about the track, Beauty Pill’s Chad Clark comments:

“The Roland TB-303 is an old Japanese synthesizer that was designed to convincingly mimic the sound of a bass guitar. It was introduced in 1981, it sounded like a toy and failed miserably, and it was ultimately discontinued in 1984. It makes freaky, wiggly, cartoony sounds. It sounds fuck-all like a bass guitar. Why am I telling you this? One ended up in my hands for a week. I did a lot of silly stuff with it. I did come up with this one worthwhile riff, which I built a song around. The song is called “You Need A Better Mind.”

“It was recorded with my band in a single take at the end of a recording session for another song. We were tired. None of us cared that much if we failed. The fun spirit you hear in this song is mostly exhaustion… that kind of punchy exhaustion you get late at night when you’ll laugh at anything. The lyrics were inspired by the spooky/funny 10-minute movie “Rachel”. “The song is about the scourge of American loneliness. It is by far the fastest, easiest song Beauty Pill has ever created. We hope you like it.”

Here’s the video for ‘You Need A Better Mind’, directed by Drew Doucette.

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