Joseph & The Beasts Microshow

The brightest stars are the ones bathed in the light of their neighboring suns. Springing from the edge of the eclectic Baltimore music scene and the mind of multi-instrumentalist Joseph Mulhollen, Joseph & The Beasts traffics in counter-rhythms that build from muted whispers to fevered crescendos, with each movement punctuating the group’s layered soundscapes.

Joseph & The Beasts joins us in the studio for a Microshow (June 15, 2016).

Joseph & The Beasts builds on Mulhollen’s solo work, which includes 2012’s dense and dynamic “Problematical Animals”, bringing to bear the full weight of the talent that surrounds the Buffalo-native-turned-Baltimorean in his current home. Joined by Alex Champagne, Patrick Edwards and Greg Woodward, the group has toured for over two years in support of the record. It was during this time that the songs began to take on a more collaborative tone, leading to a name change and renewed focus as a band.

Mulhollen’s own passion is transformative and infecting – a trait that’s readily evident and shared by every member. Shifts in time give way to sprawling valleys of fuzz-drenched keyboards, before soaring vocals erupt into a fervor-filled maelstrom. Each new musical texture tells its own story and carries with it a clear sensation – a perfect construction of acoustic monuments over an electronic landscape.

Enjoy their microshow from a few weeks ago! It was epic. It was acrobatic. It was sweaty. We loved it! You will love it, too.


Recorded on June 15, 2016 at Mobtown Studios

Guitar, keyboards and vocals by Joseph Mulhollen

Bass, keyboards and vocals by Alex Champagne

Drums and vocals by Greg Woodward

Guitar, keyboards and vocals by Patrick Edwards

Produced by Mat Leffler-Schulman

Engineered by Matthew Sullivan and Evan Kornblum

Mixed by Matthew Sullivan

Filmed by Nick Hughes and Sean Mercer

Edited by Nick Hughes

Photography by Tedd Henn

Photography post-production by Cassandra Robbins