Allston’s Black Lodge is an underground haven for punks and misfits—its walls slathered in bumper stickers and indecipherable sharpie skribbles, its floors littered with the PBRs of weekends past, and its soundtrack provided by two neighborhood legends: Nice Guys and Black Beach.
The two bands have teamed up for a split 7”, trading blows for a 9-minute psych punk onslaught sizzling up from the basements of Boston. The record was mastered in-house by Black Beach bassist Ben Semeta, boiling down a typical Friday night at Black Lodge to its purest form and encompassing its sound in full stereo.
The Nice Guys/Black Beach split was recorded throughout the summer of 2016, and will be available for purchase in spring of 2017. The two bands are teaming up to release it through their own one-and-done label they’re dubbing Burner Records, printing a limited 250 copies, half of which will be in a special Coke bottle green vinyl. For more information, visit Nice Guys on Bandcamp or Black Beach on Bandcamp. You could also visit them at Black Lodge, but you’ll have to ask a punk if you want to find it.
released June 15, 2017
Nice Guys side- all songs written by Nice Guys. Recorded/ mixed by Ian Doer at love magnet studios Boston MA.
Black Beach side- All songs written by Black Beach, Recorded by Paul Kolderie at Converse Rubber Tracks, Mixed by Ben Semeta