Calico Beach Party is Alexis Hope, Matthew Longoria, and Kabir Vermouth. We met in Seattle and have been making music together for the past ten years. Over the last five years, we've each moved across the country to different cities, but meet up wherever and whenever we can to write and record songs.
We released our first album in 2012, and thanks to our Kickstarter backers, pressed it on vinyl. Our new EP — Middle-Road Singles — is 5 songs recorded over 5 years in 3 different cities: Seattle, Washington; Sapello, New Mexico; and Buchanan, Michigan.
This year is going to be big for us. We are currently recording our third album, and will be playing some shows in Chicago this summer. As part of this campaign, we’ll keep you updated about our third album and upcoming shows.
You can listen to the new album, Middle-Road Singles, for free now on Spotify and BandCamp, but this campaign will help us press it on vinyl and distribute it to record stores across the country. If you love our music, please consider supporting us to make more of it!
👽🎤, 🤠🥁 & 😈🎸
P.S. Here’s what some kind folks said about our last album:
Seattle music blog Sound on the Sound says: "Seattle’s Calico Beach Party is perhaps my favorite form of melancholy - wrapped in the trappings of sunny pop, the tears and misery mulling just below the surface. Alexis Hope’s voice, warm and sad on a beach blanket of lo-fi throwback pop, aches with the duality of trying to keep it together in the face of another day and just wanting to break down and throw a few chairs out the window."
You Ain't No Picasso says: "CBP are a group whose vocals and instrumentals sound like they’re pulled from two different bands and slapped together — only in this case it works perfectly. “I Wanted to Build a Spaceship” is a Black Keys jam that’s interspersed with some Best Coast-esque vocals."
Risks and challenges
The songs are all finished (you can listen to them on Spotify or Bandcamp), so the only challenge is to get them pressed. We have experience from pressing our first record, and don't expect any major challenges or delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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