A Shards Session with Beth Israel
Plus, a mix of music from from the Dull Tools record label

Austin, TX post-punk band Beth Israel stopped by Shards on their tour in October 2014 to record this Shards Session. The band had just released their album Dental Denial on the indie record label Dull Tools, a label run by Parquet Courts’ Andrew Savage which was receiving some national attention. This session’s files were originally thought to be lost after a hard drive at Shards crashed shortly after the recording. Recently, we were able to recover the files, so we’re thrilled to be able to bring you this Shards Session with Beth Israel, albeit 4.5 years later.

In honor of Beth Israel’s Shards Session, we also take a look at some recent releases from Dull Tools; plus, we take a look at some upcoming DIY shows in the Lehigh Valley. This show premiered on WDIY 88.1 FM Lehigh Valley Public Radio in March 2019.

---------PART ONE---------
Beth Israel: An Introduction (0:37)
Beach Bod - Little Norma (2:21)
Moonstruck - Scopo (6:16)
L.A. FASTLIFE - Airport (9:06)
The Original Sins - All in My Head (13:03)

---------PART TWO---------
Beth Israel - Lucifer (18:21)
Beth Israel - Dead Bodies (21:03)
Beth Israel - Interview Part 1
----> The beginning of the band (23:03)
----> The members’ experiences playing in different bands (23:14)
----> Touring across the country (23:23)
----> Memorable experiences playing live (24:04)
----> Mixing a drum machine and live drums (26:04)
Beth Israel - Alone at the Fair (26:48)
Beth Israel - Living In (31:18)
Beth Israel - Interview Part 2
----> Hooking up with Dull Tools to release the new album (38:21)
----> Not fitting in with the Austin music scene (39:25)
----> Thoughts on being called heretics of garage rock and DIY music (40:21)
----> Discussing the band pick (41:47)
BAND PICK: Sex Snobs - Ritalin (42:34)

---------PART THREE---------
Pill - T.V. Wedding (45:51)
A Savage - Winter in the South (48:48)
Wiccans - Bestiary (52:43)
Eaters - Embrace the Strange (55:27)


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