Beauty Pill :: Transmissions

Our guests this week are Chad Clark and Erin Nelson of DC post-punk band Beauty Pill. Clark emerged from the DC/Dischord punk scene with his band Smart Went Crazy, and he worked on records by Fugazi, Dismemberment Plan, Lungfish, Q & Not U, and many more. He formed Beauty Pill in the early 2000s and it’s proved a musically restless unit ever since. He’s allowed the band to shift and morph in public and in 2012 the group was commissioned to craft the album Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are live in public. Most recently, the band has released some great EPs, including Instant Night and Please Advise. For this episode of Transmissions, host Jason P. Woodbury spoke with Clark and Nelson about the oblique lyrical references in these works—get ready for our most Matt Damon-centric episode yet—as well as dig into the influence of Miles Davis, William Eggleston, and collaborations with the Taffety Punk Theatre Company.

Transmissions :: Beauty Pill

Episode playlist: Beauty Pill,Pardon Our Dust” ++ “You Need a Better Mind” (Brown Eno Remix)

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Transmissions is written, produced, and hosted by Jason P. Woodbury. Audio editing by Andrew Horton. Justin Gage is our top of the show announcer and executive producer. Art by D. Norsen. Next week on the show: Dan Bejar of Destroyer. Transmission concluded.