bEEdEEgEE is the performing alias of Brian DeGraw, an American artist, musician and producer who lives and works between the inner city and the Catskill region of New York state. Most commonly known in the music world for his work at the centre of Gang Gang Dance and their musical mastery, SUM/ONE is his debut record as a solo artist.
Written and recorded over the course of a year in his Woodstock studio, the W0RMB1N, SUM/ONE initially began life when Brian left New York City - his home for the past twelve years - for the clouds of Woodstock. Amidst the peace of this new environment, the audio sketches he worked on gradually evolved into a project that fuses familiar deep synth soundscapes with audacious pop moments. The nine tracks that comprise SUM/ONE also feature the vocal talents of Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Lovefoxxx (CSS), Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance) and Douglas Armour.
SUM/ONE will be released on CD, vinyl and digitally on December 2nd (3rd in North America).
Album track 'Bricks' can be heard today via YouTube here or below.
SUM/ONE Track Listing
CAD 3341 [CD/LP/DL]
Like Rain Man
Time Of Waste (F.U.T.D)
Quantum Poet Riddim
bEEdEEgEE plays his first live show in New York on November 30th, after which he'll support Animal Collective on their North American winter tour.
30th - Glasslands, Brooklyn NY
1st - 9:30 Club, Washington DC
2nd - State Theatre, Portland ME
4th - Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI
5th - Madison Theater, Covington KY
6th - House Of Blues, Cleveland OH
8th - Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN