October 11, 2019: Signals
Rob not included
2016 release: Never, the end EP
Recorded in Athens, Greece, Beloved Binge’s 2016 ep Never, the end is available for purchase digitally through itunes or Bandcamp. There are a few limited edition Garfield bookmarks available with download codes for the entire ep. Email us for options.
Hear Beloved Binge
Latest ep, available on iTunes
A little story about the Never, the end EP
Leaving a place or more accurately a community you still love seems counter-intuitive. Yet, stagnancy is death, and protecting things as they are (preventing change) embalms life (which is animated).
In Never, the end we consider what it means to arrive in your life (even if that means failing). Ask yourself what’s important and bury yourself in it. What do you want your life to look like today? Start trying it.
This means giving up attachments. We don’t mean something vital, like your arm, or your partner. But maybe your idea of where you are, how you use your limited time, and how your ultimate deadline frees this movement. Maybe it’s asking, in a way, have you arrived, and are you still traveling?
Find videos from Never, the end on our Youtube Channel (and subscribe!)
Pockets (2012): It’s all about loss (and hope)
We’ve got a whole lot of Pockets love for you here — whether you’re seeking the vintage analog of vinyl, the modern 4GB USB heart of digital tracks + bonus material, the CD coaster, or immediate digital downloads, it’s all here. We’ve also got some nifty stickers + patches for your outerwear.
Order Pockets here! Limited-edition, color-coated vinyl.
Digital & CD
You can go through itunes directly (digital only) or CD Baby below (digital and CD).
CD Baby (also available, limited copies of prior releases Blender Theory and Other Places)
USB Heart Necklace
$11.50 (includes shipping)
For the practical shopper who also likes a little bling, here you have not only 4GB of storage space (huge!) but all of Pockets, the artwork, the lyrics; in addition, we included two of Eleni’s documentaries, Seeing Through the Fence and Backpack Drumset; all the while, you can wear this fashionably. Ah.
Outerwear: Stickers, patches
The following are available at shows only at the moment.
Q: Is that what I think it is in the heart’s mouth?
Q: What is it then?
A: A cute pig.
Q: Why is there a cute pig in the heart’s mouth?
A: Originally Eleni Binge designed this image when Beloved Binge formed in 2004 as a comment upon societal binges, particularly eating animals, attempting to connect the animal with the end product by showing an actual pig rather than a bacon mochachino. The image has come to represent all types of binges — whether it be Eleni Binge’s endless vegan cupcake testing, our obsession with social media, or the need for new and more.
Pockets on Team Clermont
Here are some stations playing Pockets. Feel free to request songs from the album at your local station. If your station is not playing Pockets, we’d be happy to send them a copy. Let us know or have them get in touch with us here.
Excerpt from Shuffle Magazine:
The short story of our most recent album is “Pockets is where you go when a part of you has left.” About half of the songs were inspired by something new to me — the unexpected death of a parent. While we were on an extended leg of our ~one-year tour we got the call about my Dad. Though each of us ends in death, experiencing an actual disappearing act is surreal and hard to grasp. Particularly when you do not have the chance to say goodbye, and your parent is buried before you can see them. It can be the little things—like it’s odd not to get a call on my birthday, or be able to share ideas only Dad would get — but fundamentally, if you lose a parent you were close with, that’s irreplaceable. No one can quite love you the same, unconditionally.
This album says goodbye, but it also is engaging in a dialogue with you — it hopes to be there for your loss and/or celebration of being around (life) when things are good. The title track, “Pockets,” actually was written in a sudden inspiration right before we went into the studio. Sometimes things happen like that, last minute, but end up being the theme.