Texas native John Pena began writing and performing under the Heavenly Beat guise in the latter part of 2009. After a handful of unfulfilling and embarrassing live shows, John put performing on the back burner and began working on building a stronger set of songs. John emerged from his bedroom after months of leisurely paced recording with a couple of tracks that would become his first release on Captured Tracks in the form of the 7 inch single “Suday”. Being influenced by nothing in particular has payed off as many have had trouble pinning the sound down as anything other than “immaculately arranged and paced” and “attractive music for attractive people”. Thus again proving that just because you’ve heard a song by The Cure or Neil Young doesn’t mean you have to ape it shamelessly to gain wide acceptance. Shortly after the release of “Suday” Heavenly Beat released the A side “Faithless” for their forthcoming 2nd single, igniting not only the blog world but the interest of the uninformed few who might have missed “Suday”. By paying homage to no one but himself, John Pena’s band has become one to watch in 2012.

Axxa/Abraxas Shares Video for "I Almost Fell", Tour with Beach Fossils and Heavenly Beat starts 8/29 in Asheville, NC Self-Titled lP Out on Captured Tracks,

Axxa/Abraxas Shares Video for “I Almost Fell”

Today Axxa/Abraxas (aka Ben Asbury), shares the video for his single “I Almost Fell”, from his recently released S/T debut. With the help of newly formed friends in Asheville (Asbury recently relocated to the city), the video came together, piece by piece,

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Heavenly Beat Announces Spring Tour With The Mary Onettes , Playing SXSW, Heavenly Beat's latest album 'Prominence' is Out now on Captured Tracks.

Heavenly Beat To Tour With The Mary Onettes

Last fall Heavenly Beat (aka John Peña) released his sophomore album Prominence,an album comprised of sublimely wistful and sentimental sounds, with a dark undercurrent. Next month, he will finally take Prominence on the road. Joined by Swedish band The Mary Onettes,

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Heavenly Beat Announces 'Prominence', Out October 15th, share First Single "Complete"

Heavenly Beat Share First Single ‘Complete’

Prominence is the 2nd full length in as many years from Texas transplant John Pena. After shelving a full length’s worth of songs for not being sonically or emotionally interesting enough it was recorded/mixed over the first few months of 2013 in the same apartment (after a failed attempt to mix in a “real” studio) as last year’s Talent.

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