Beautify Junkyards debut album

by beautify junkyards

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    After a very successful vinyl single released on the UK label Fruits de Mer, Beautify Junkyards is now releasing their debut album which was recorded in the fields with a mobile studio.

    Shindig magazine, Classic Rock, BBC6, BBC2 and many other sites and radios across Europe and US are featuring wonderful reviews and playing songs from the album, also the producer Béco Dranoff (Ziriguiboom label, Red Hot compilations) invited the band to participate on a documentary for brazilian TV entitled "Beyond Ipanema" alongside with musicians like David Byrne, Devendra Banhart, M.I.A, Os Mutantes and many others. These are all good reasons to release this full lenght with all the excitement.

    This album is entirely dedicated to some of the band´s major musical influences "60s and 70s psych folk, tropicalia and kosmische covers lovingly re-crafted for the XXI century"

    For this debut the band also brought in very special guests: Wolfgang Shloegl (i-Wolf, Sofa Surfers), Riz Maslen (Neotropic), Karine Carvalho (3 na Massa) and the american folk singer Erica Buettner.

    Album line up

    1:::Rose Hip November (Vashti Bunyan)
    2:::From the Morning (Nick Drake)
    3:::Radioactivity (Kraftwerk)
    4:::Yellow Roses (Heron)
    5:::Fuga no. 2 (Os Mutantes)
    6:::Ask me no Questions (Bridget St John)
    7:::Another Day (Roy Harper)
    8:::Parallelograms (Linda Perhacs)
    9:::Song for the Naturalist ́s wife (Donovan)

    :: What´s being said about the band

    "Beautify Junkyards are much more than heads with great record collections. Their take on Donovan´s "Song For The Naturalist´s Wife" is as playful as it is sweet and pretty. Their version of Kraftwerk´s "Radioactivity" is positively spellbinding. Renditions of Heron´s "Yellow Roses" and Vashti Bunyan "Rose Hip November" are examples of the very best autumnal folk- all yeaming. And when they nail Os Mutantes "Fuga nº 2" making it beautiful and freaky, just like the original, they win me for life."

    "intriguing and lovely"
    Mark Radcliffe BBC RADIO 2

    "Lisbon’s Beautify Junkyards literally bloom on their self-titled full-length......By the time they work their ethereal magic though, what comes through is Beautify Junkyards and a consistency of sound and vision that transcends authorship. On all cuts it’s crystal clear that Junkyards approached each song and writer with unshakable affection......Above and beyond the dreamy lure of their shimmering on-the-waking-edge vibe that adds a definition to ‘all natural,’ Beautify Junkyards is the sound of various voices in unison—theirs, the songwriters, the instruments, the understated production—that moves the album into a timelessness that is deeply traditional and forward..."

    “it’s one of the best albums I’ve heard in a long time. They managed to breathe new live into the songs they’ve chosen whilst at the same time making them their own”

    “All at once breathless, beautiful and bewitching, the junkyard ones peel away at the skin of originals third person rustic eloquence and tease to the fore its core heart arresting romance”

    "We don't often review singles here at the Prog Column, but we simply must bring this to your attention a superb rendition of the Nick Drake song by a new Portuguese combo.

    “Loving this Kraftwerk version from Lisbon´s Beautify Junkyards”
    DJ Food

    Following on from last year's excellent debut 7" on Fruits de Mer (both sides of which are included here), this is a bold and creative statement from a group with exceptional taste, and an implicit awareness of which songs will best suit their approach.

    “With sounds of freedom, nature and pure music, Portuguese sextet “Beautify Junkyards” announces a good start of their, hopefully, long lasting career. Their self-titled debut is all about making the good music sound even better.”

    "its dificult not to smile when listening to those tracks. What i like in these tracks its the well achieved balance between the respect to the original melted with the strong musical personality of the band"

    Includes unlimited streaming of Beautify Junkyards debut album via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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debut album released 9th September 2013


released September 9, 2013



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beautify junkyards Lisbon, Portugal

“Beautify Junkyards”

take the heritage as a leaf landing in your hand and soul-blow it into a dazzling future


recorded live in the field at Valley of Wonders

aditional recordings at Electric Garden studio

recorded, mixed and mastered by Major Tom
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