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Flagpole Premieres: Drew Beskin & The Sunshine: “Horror Movie Plot”

Drew Beskin & The Sunshine. Credit: Sam Johnson

Following July’s release of his third album, Problematic for the People, Drew Beskin (District Attorneys, Purses) is back with a double single release slated for this Friday, Oct. 15. Ahead of the official drop, check out Glide Magazine’s sneak peak of “Lisa Simpson Fangs” here, and take a listen to the premiere of “Horror Movie Plot” down below. Set during colder weather, the track carries an appropriate title for the spooky season and feels more moody in comparison to his signature style of bright, hook-ridden pop-rock.

The two tracks are a teaser for an upcoming album that will be released in summer of next year under the name Drew Beskin & The Sunshine, a project featuring close-knit collaborators Tommy Trautwein (Well Kept, Wanderwild), Gideon Johnson (Hotel Fiction) and Elijah Johnson. Gideon and Trautwein also perform in Elijah Johnson’s backing band. The newly coalesced group began recording tracks last November at Trautwein’s home studio, We Bought A Zoo Records, completing 11 songs in 11 days. 

“I had a healthy portion of the music written for ‘Horror Movie Plot’ a few years back, but I had it as a very uptempo rock song,” says Beskin. “I could never write a lyric and melody to it. When we got into these Sunshine sessions, I started messing with it again on the acoustic and the rest of the song wrote itself from there. We got really adventurous with this track and the results were a dream. My buddy Phillip Brantley (Modern Skirts, Terminally Phil, Drew Beskin) came and played some electric guitar on it too.”

On Oct. 15—the same night of the double single release—Drew Beskin will perform with a full band at the 40 Watt Club alongside Nashville psych-pop act Nordista Freeze, Nashville psych-blues rockers The Minks and Savannah riot grrrls Basically Nancy. Drew Beskin (the human) will also play a duo set with violinist Annie Leeth, to join Middle Kids and Ginger Root on Oct. 21 at Aisle 5 in Atlanta. Stay up to date on Instagram, Facebook or