Photograph courtesy of Nathan Marchard.
Today’s song is “Venus Flying Trapeze” by Jeff Beam. “Venus Flying Trapeze” is the title track from the latest album by Jeff Beam. Before landing in New York, Beam was raised in a small town in the woods of Maine on a constant barrage of “The White Album,” Electric Light Orchestra, The Who’s Tommy, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. “To me, this is the best kind of music,” Beam says, “And I once heard a tip that you should try to make the kind of music that you want to hear.” The music of 23-year-old Jeff Beam has drawn comparisons to Elliott Smith, Harry Nilsson, a young Elvis Costello, Beck and The Flaming Lips. Beam will be performing at Union Hall tonight in Brooklyn.