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Beth // James

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Beth // James is an indie folk duo from Austin, Texas made up of award winning singer-songwriters Mikaela Beth Kahn (keyboard & vocals) and Jordan James Burchill (guitar & vocals). Their original songs and razor-sharp musicianship pick up where the Civil Wars left off.

Their debut EP, All In Life, is "a shimmering mix of modern folk, mindful pop, and Americana charm," according to Paste Magazine. The EP was named one of "5 Standout EP's" of 2017 by the Austin American-Statesman, and you can hear their original song, "Lion Eyes" in Spike Lee's newest feature film, BlaKkKlansman (produced by Jordan Peele of Academy-Award® winning Get Out). In theaters worldwide August 10th, 2018.

The duo only began writing together in 2015, though they met in 2008 while studying music in college. Creating their own unique sound, Beth // James navigates effortlessly among American music traditions, rooted in storytelling, but with added indie pop/rock elements, intricate guitar work and arresting harmony. All In Life, their debut EP, is available now everywhere music is sold or streamed.

 

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Beth // James Announces Single, “Wasted on Sundays”

Austin folk duo Beth // James release their brand new single, “Wasted on Sundays” in the afterglow of “Lion Eyes,” the single handpicked by Spike Lee for the BlacKkKlansman soundtrack. A relatable anthem for the quarter-century life crisis, “Wasted on Sundays” is a time capsule buried in the sand, bottling up carefree moments of youth amidst the weighing down of pressures to overachieve and be successful. 

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"The music completely surrounds you as it struggles on in a continual march toward the horizon—it's a beautiful tragedy performed by two individuals who feel the pain all too clearly and can translate this intangible desperation through a balanced mix of laceration and comfort." [2/3/2017]

Joshua Pickard, Nooga

"...the sophisticated folk-pop of Jordan Burchill and Mikaela Kahn on this six-song debut is quite harmonious." Peter Blackstock [4/27/17]

Austin American Statesman

“Sounds like the promise of days growing longer, and the possibilities of youth.”

The Autumn Roses

"Beth//James have the potential of mixing it with the best of them. It’s too early for wild proclamations or idle predictions but there’s some fine musicianship and two individuals perfectly in accord with one another." - Tim Merricks [5/2/17]

Americana UK

"Their original songs and startling musicianship pick up where the Civil Wars left off. Tackling love, their adopted hometown of Austin, and more, All in Life is simultaneously unexpected and familiar, infused with a shimmering mix of modern folk, mindful pop, and Americana charm." [4/28/17]

Folk Radio UK
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I Miss The Music In Austin : SXSW 2017

For those who left Austin to return back to the routine of daily life, Beth // James is here to ease the pain with a new video and SXSW wrap up. 

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Photo Credit: Monique Rodriguez, Band Members from L to R: Mikaela Kahn, Jordan Burchill Download larger image
Photo Credit: Monique Rodriguez Band Members from L to R: Mikaela Kahn, Jordan Burchill Download larger image

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Annie's Cafe (Austin Airport) Austin, TX

Geraldine's Austin, TX

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