Friday, April 2, 2010

Clipd Beaks written up in Pitfchfork

Though Clipd Beaks left the Twin Cities shortly after their inception in 2003 for Oakland, we still get to claim some fame for the Minneapolis-bred trio. Yesterday, the band announced via facebook that its just-released album To Realize was reviewed in Rolling Stone - but apparently it was just a psyche!/belated April Fools' joke. But the boys have actually done something to make us proud - last month, they received a favorable review in that harbinger of music blogs, Pitchfork.

The writeup earned the band a pretty-darn-good 7.7 rating. Originally a five-piece, the band now composed of childhood friends Nick Barbeln (ex-Leaves), Scott Ecklein and Ray Benjamin (both ex-Victoria) has since enjoyed a good deal of attention over the past few years, including nods from The FADER and VICE Magazine, and a slot on the official roster of SXSW every year from 2006 to 2009. (Sidenote: I went to high school with Barbeln and am honored to have witnessed his earliest musical incarnations, as well as Ecklein and Benjamin's earlier bands.)

A belated congrats, boys!

Submitted by @jahnapeloquin

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