Eskimo Beach Boy
TENSPEEDRACER's debut album Eskimo Beach Boy was released through Reverb in both North American and Ireland and elsewhere as an Import. Several limited edition singles were released from the album. 'Ballad of Greedy Man' was released as their first single/mini-EP and features an amazing mix of 'Sidewalk Monkey Typhoid' as well as the surreal 'Eggplants Love In.' It also features 'C'Mon,' the beautiful solo debut by singer Dermot Barrett. 'Death to Disco' featured the 'World's 1st 360° Interactive Music Video.' It's an amazing video for the song 'Hang On Starlight' that allows the viewer to see everything going on at once in the surreal environs of the video shoot at 'Crane Lane'. 'January' was released to a warm reception at radio in both Ireland and in the US. The single features an outtake from the original 'Lost Version' of the album 'Eskimo Beach Boy' called 'Johnny Mexicano.' It also features the live favorite 'Travellin' America' - and while that song and recording is great, by all accounts the band should have never ever lived the song out as they did. Reverb Records released their debut album 'Eskimo Beach Boy' in the USA in late 2001. Despite the unfortunate timing of having a radio add date of September 11, 2001, US College radio immediately took to it and amazing reviews began pouring in. Recently signing to their publisher's label, the band released a slew of singles and an album called '10SR' to critical acclaim. It looks more and more like the solo albums from some of the talented members of the band may just eclipse the fame and fortune found by the cumulative band itself. Hard to top 'Eskimo Beach Boy' though. It's a modern day classic. THE GUARDIAN 'A fantastic foursquare rock quintet who share musical common ground with Spiritualized and Queens of the Stone Age.' LOGO 'Mind-blowing.' VIRTUALLY ALTERNATIVE 'A vivacious mix of sonically charged guitars, ethereal melodies and intelligent vocals.' HOT PRESS 'A finely crafted album.' SUNDAY INDEPENDANT 'Tenspeedracer will be around for a long, long time.' LOCAL.I.E. 'From the band that seems to have sprung from nowhere comes what should be one of the albums of the year -The songs bring you back to a time when music seemed more pure.'