South Jersey prog rockers Out of the Beardspace played at Camp Jam in the Pines on September 18th, one of many local outdoor festivals they’ve participated in, including their own annual Beardfest. On this particular occasion, Nick Lauria was on hand to film it, and the footage turned out so well they decided to turn it into a video for “Cast in Stone”, a new song by vocalist and guitarist Jeremy Savo. The feel-good grooves match the lyrics for perhaps the most addictive hook they’ve ever played: “Get your head up out of the water, let your sorrows be defeated, give your body to the sunlight, and your life will be completed”. Fresh off a mini-tour with self-proclaimed “cave music” act Moon Hooch, the Beardspace boys have certainly been busy lately. If you’re a fan of their hippie revival-like brand of experimental rock music, you can catch them live at Johnny Brenda’s December 13th, opening for acclaimed experimental jazz/rock artist Marco Benevento. This live video really captures the feel of their performances, groove-filled dance parties that are still musically adventurous and complex, with positive vibes reminiscent of the legendary Summer of Love or the Age of Aquarius. Nailing those skills down to memorable songs rather than moments is always a difficult task for instrumentalists as talented as this bunch, but they’ve really done it this time.
By Dave Fox | Philadelphia Ambassador | @philosofoxthedj | Beat-Play and Music Without Labels, LLC