BEATS & BEANS is our tribute to delicious coffee and great Canadian art. In each coffee and music box sets, we’ll be diving into an independent Canadian record label, one band at a time. Pairing each album to a bag of beans, we’re highlighting the hard work that goes into two things we can’t live without: coffee and music.
VOL. 1 Issue 2.
“Psychic Knots” by Britt A.M x Costa Rica Esperanza
The second release of BEATS & BEANS release feature’s Britt A.M’s latest album, Psychic Knots, and a sweet, vibrant coffee from Costa Rica.
Along with her solo act, Britt is also a member of Crones (our featured album for Issue 1) and Children of the Wave. She’s also worked tirelessly to grow the music scene of Northern BC through projects like Good Egg Records, and Girls Rock Camp North, a camp aimed at empowering girls through music and songwriting.
Marrying a punk rock sense of urgency to melodic protest songs, Psychic Knots captures Britt A.M. in the midst of an artistic rebirth. From the New Wave power-pop of "This is It" and the Pixies-informed, harder-edged "Chicken Suit" to the loping, cyclical intensity of "Mirrors", Psychic Knots covers a wide array of both emotion and musical genre. The immediacy and intensity of the music on Psychic Knots is matched by the biting lyrical insight that Britt A.M. brings to topics including empowerment, gendered oppression and the exhaustion of living under late stage capitalism.