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Bethany Curve

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Santa Cruz, San Jose CA, United States (1994 – present)

Bethany Curve is a band from Santa Cruz, California. The band was formed in 1994, just as the first generation British bands such as Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Lush began to dissolve and disappear, Bethany Curve was one of many American post-shoegazers to take its influences into a new darker element. Their trademark sound, best experienced live, is equally as bass laden as it is it filled with haunting echoes of spacey delay. Singer and Guitarist Richard Millang’s song structures are written like story lines that contain many different haunting verses and deep choruses surrounded by bridges that never repeat. Even today Bethany Curve is continuing their trademark motto of

“Atmosphere | Arrangement | Sound | Layering | Noise”

Bethany Curve is still very active, currently working on their 7th full-length record as of 2011 called Murder. The band derived it’s name from a short street called Bethany Curve near the cliffs of the Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz. Richard Millang originally disliked it because it sounded similar to bands like Catherine Wheel.

Releases:

1995 - Mee-eaux (Cassette) - Hypnosigh records *Out of Print
1996 - Skies A Crossed Sky (CD) - Unit Circle Rekkids
1998 - Gold (CD) - Unit Circle Rekkids
2001 - You Brought Us Here (CD) - Unit Circle Rekkids *Out of Print
2003 - Flaxen (mini CD) - Kitchen Whore Records
20XX - Murder (CD) - Kitchen Whore Records

Tracks also Appear On:

1996 - Nocturne Concrète (CD) - Spacirelei - Unit Circle Rekkids
1997 - Splashed With Many A Speck (2xCD, Comp) - Serene & Smiling - Dewdrops Records

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  • NarooN

    It's basically been over ten years since Flaxen, still no "Murder!", unsurprisingly. We've had MBV finally release a new album, and even Slowdive reformed to play some gigs since then, two things everyone was sure would never happen. What next, LSD And The Search For God will come back as well? Wouldn't shock me at this rate. As for David, I've nothing against the guy, since this is all out of his control with Richard being the leader and all, but I'm sure this won't happen (releasing demos to the Facebook.) I really just think that Richard doesn't give a shit about the band anymore, for this to be put on the backburner for such a long time.

    12 Jul 7:49am Reply
  • TripleSol

    Join the Bethany Curve group!

    28 May 1:25pm Reply
  • autopsia

    Can't believe Slowdive reunited before BC release "Murder" :-) Just coming home from the London Slowdive gigs and still in a trance...

    23 May 8:40pm Reply
  • Lucyfier

    I sent a mail about "Murder!", and David's answer is: "we still intend to release it sometime in the future, though, I can’t say when that will be. I may have, at least, talked Richard into releasing a couple of unfinished “demo” songs from the album in the near future. If this were to happen, we will upload the songs to our facebook page."

    9 May 10:51am Reply
  • Lucyfier

    :<

    5 May 10:58am Reply
  • NarooN

    Nope. As if.

    30 Apr 5:15am Reply
  • Lucyfier

    Some news of "Murder!" ?

    24 Apr 4:24pm Reply
  • NarooN

    Also, has anyone ever been able to find any BC interviews? I found some guy's blog and he'd made a post where he mentioned BC, and that he'd interviewed them once, but he didn't post the interview itself. Other than that I've never seen anything.

    22 Apr 5:29am Reply
  • NarooN

    My all-time favorite song ever is Silver, and I also love Fourteen, Vanish, Satellite, Drag, and tons others, lol.

    22 Apr 5:28am Reply
  • nemu_no_mune

    Now if only they would play somewhere in the US other than Chicago. My faves are Silver, Walk in and Fourteen.

    2 Apr 4:34am Reply
  • Jon-Lucas

    Just passing by to see if there were any news... anyway, to keep this shoutbox active, why don't we talk about our favorite songs by BC?

    31 Mar 4:25pm Reply
  • Jon-Lucas

    Next: BC. :-)

    31 Mar 4:22pm Reply
  • NarooN

    I love how Slowdive actually reunited. Who next?

    28 Mar 6:04pm Reply
  • ingrown_potato

    Oh look slowdive reunited.

    21 Mar 11:41pm Reply
  • TripleSol

    Jesus told me he totally will not forget to bring the Murder LP on his second coming

    14 Feb 4:43am Reply
  • andrey_ka

    Slowdive is quite possible going to reunite )

    21 Jan 1:56pm Reply
  • NarooN

    2014 now, will Murder! finally appear? Meh, doubt it, lol.

    6 Jan 4:42pm Reply
  • azureamethyst

    man <3

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Cylob

    Never say never,

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • CURED

    Slowdive will never reunite.

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
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