Domino release We Are Beat Happening, a box set of the band’s entire recorded output. Six albums across seven LPs that showcase how the band created an international network of underground pop entirely on their own terms. The albums have been newly remastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios and this is the first time the entire Beat Happening catalogue has been in print in over a decade. It feature the albums Beat Happening, Jamboree,Black Candy, Dreamy, You Turn Me On and new Singles Compilation Music To climb the Apple Trees By.
The story of Beat Happening - Calvin Johnson, Heather Lewis and Bret Lunsford - began in Olympia, Washington at the dawn of the 1980s. After playing their first ever shows in Japan, the trio released five albums and four EPs throughout 1984 to 1992 and, whilst they may have played their last show in 1992 and made their final recording in 2000, it’s tricky to define their cessation. Along with the music they made and the shows that they played, Beat Happening created a connectivity that is still completely present. Shrink-wrapped and stickered deluxe 180 Gram seven LP vinyl box set in hard slipcase and 40-page book with rare images and liner notes from Lois Maffeo plus digital download card.