‘To Lunar Canyons’ is the second longplayer album by THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD, bringing a load fresh New Wave sounds. The typical sound of THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD is inspired by the New Wave sound of the early 80s in its various facettes. Guitar-driven songs and electronic arrangements are used equally, and there are influences by other styles like Progressive Rock, which lends this band’s songs a partially progressive touch. The songs of the four musicians from south-western Germany sound full of melancholy, desires, and express tragical emotions, but with a spark of hope.
‘To Lunar Canyons’ offers 9 songs, that show the huge bandwidth of THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD’s composings. On the new album the band presents dance floor tracks like ‘Neon Judas’ and also dark songs or more hymn-like wave pop songs like ‘Road Up To The Sky’ or an epic bombastic arrangement in ‘Down Below’. After their debut album ‘Moonlight And Hollywood’ (2011) and the MCD ‘Ghost In The Garden’ (2012), the new album shows a clear development of THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD.
‘To Lunar Canyons’ is released as a CD on the Sonorium label on the end of May 2013 and distributed by Altone Distribution, and it is available digitally on iTunes, Amazon and lots of other MP3 shops.