Let’s Jam: Beijing

I’ve always wanted to visit Beijing since I am fascinated with Asian culture. For now, I won’t bother with extremely long flights (yet), but will settle to listening to Beijing, an alternative rock band out of New Haven, CT. TamikaBelle and I met Beijing via Twitter, and if you know a belle, you know that we swear by the relationships we’ve cultivated via Twitter. Beijing was kind enough to let us into their world and befriend us (don’t you just love their album cover?!).

In case you’re musically curious, Beijing is comprised of 4 musicians: Bill Pruchnicki, Jack Hoopingarner, Eric Thornberg, and Thomas Smith. I got my sweet hands on their debut EP, “It’s Not So Simple,” which has 4 solid rock songs that will please your discerning ears.

The Band: Beijing

“Glitch” has a thudding bass guitar line combined with some gritty vocals. It reminds me of punk and a little bit of what I call dirty rock. Let’s just say a belle was bopping her head on this one.

By far, my favorite song is “New Beginning.” If you listen to the passion in this song, you’ll understand why. Overall, the production on the entire EP is very strong. If you appreciate rock as much as we do, then you have found yourself a new favorite band in Beijing!!

We look forward to seeing what else Beijing is going to do. Keep your eyes and ears on them ArtBLT’ers! If you’re a fan of good music and tire of listening to all that canned wanna be music on the radio, then purchase Beijing’s music NOW.

Go out and support independent music. You can buy Beijing’s EP on iTunes for the low price of $3.96. Tell ’em your favorite belle sent you. If you are really daring, follow them on facebook & twitter, too!


Shermika is a writer constantly in search of her next freelance gig and an ending to her short stories. She loves to plan trips, eat tasty delicacies, and tip toe in heels. She enjoys unique jewelry, good music, reading, and chic dresses.

4 thoughts to “Let’s Jam: Beijing”

  1. I've loved their tunes since I first heard them! Hoping they go off & become mega huge! Then I can have my 'I remember when' story. LOL :0) Truly great & very kind band. We all know that kindness goes a LONG way here in the south /all over the world.

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