Song of the Day: Beautify Junkyards “Aquarius”
The debut album from psych-folk combo Beautify Junkyards is out now on Ghost Box Records. “Aquarius” is the lead single from the album, The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards. Fractured psych-folk melds with Brazilian neo-bossa, heady percussion and subtle electronic sounds. The overall effect is at once percussive and dreamy, with an almost ethereal quality. Despite the forwardness of their psychedelia, there something deeply comforting about the band’s sound, like putting on a favorite sweater on a cold day.
The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards features stunning artwork and vinyl packaging. Buy the album here. The entire Ghost Box discography is a collector’s delight.
The label describes the band:
Lisbon’s Beautify Junkyards effortlessly blend their love of English Acid Folk and Brazilian Tropicalia in a collection of songs that conjure up a warm and verdant faerie world. Delicate acoustic guitars evoke an autumnal England suffused with Iberian heat by other-worldly voices; the ethereal lilt of João Branco Kyron and the warm languor of Rita Vian. The production is tempered with a haunted electronic palette that anchors the band squarely in the world of Ghost Box. Their sound is further enhanced by newest member Helena Espvall ( formerly of Espers) on guitar and cello. With João Moreira on acoustic guitar and synth, Sergue Ra on bass and Antonio Watts on drums they are altogether an astonishingly talented group of people.
Promotional clip for The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards: