Beat the Devil call it quits
One of my favorite discoveries of the past few years, New York's Beat the Devil, has decided to part ways. No reason is given on their Myspace blog, but the various members are remaining active. Their amazing vocalist and harmonium player Shilpa Ray will now front Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers, who have a Myspace page but no music yet available. Mishka Shubaly and Mitchell King, who rounded out the trio, now play together in RIBS.
Beat the Devil - Shine in Exile
Beat the Devil earned a solid bunch of fans in Atlanta through their great live shows and single EP, and it's sad to see them go. Here's hoping the members' other projects are just as impressive.