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On the Wings of a Bug OUT NOW!

adambrock2_72dpiHuzzah! Today the new Borrowed Beams of Light album, On the Wings of a Bug, is out TO-DAY!

You can stream or buy the album on our Bandcamp site!

We’ve already had some kind words about the album from around mother Internet. The Vinyl District premiered the album on their site. And Caleb from Kick Kick Snare featured a track from the album.

And for more fun, keep your eyes peeled for the video for the titular track this week. The video is basically like opening up Adam Brock’s head and peeking inside for three minutes, and don’t even tell me you’ve never wished you could do that.

For all our Cville peeps, come on out to the LP release show at the Southern this Saturday night. It’s gonna be grand!


Borrowed Beams Of Light – On The Wings Of A Bug

adambrock2_72dpi We are very excited to announce the release of the brand new record by Charlottesville, VA pop heroes, Borrowed Beams Of Light. Nearly a year in the making, On The Wings Of A Bug is perhaps the most cohesive musical statement that Adam Brock and co. have produced yet.

The record is set for a November release but you can pre-order the LP HERE and stream the album’s title track below. All pre-orders will receive an automatic download of the title track. Numbers are limited to 300 so be sure to place your order soon!

Here is Thomas Dean’s beautiful album cover art along with the tracklist for the record:



1) Songbird Bouquet
2) Four Good Eyes
3) On The Wings Of A Bug
4) Kruger Park
5) Dumbstruck
6) Dog Won’t Bite
7) A Very Different Place
8) Drawing Blanks
9) Machines
10) Getting There
11) Carry It All
12) The News
13) Belly Of A Ghost

We will be announcing some new Borrowed Beams Of Light shows in the weeks to come. Keep watching this space for details!


This Is Only A Test!


The test pressings for the Songs In The Key Of Bob 7″ have arrived and they sound great! Thanks to Warren and the dudes at Musicol! We can’t wait to see and hear the real thing!

This Friday, April 26th, two of the bands who appear on the comp will be playing together at Random Row in Charlottesville, VA. It’s the Left & Right “93” EP release part and Borrowed Beams of Light and Girl Choir will be opening the show! Check out the sweet flier made by Thomas Dean and Marie Landragin:


Borrowed Beams of Light have been busy this month! Here’s a video of the band playing an acoustic version of “Rewind” from the debut EP last Saturday at the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg as part of an event organized by Speakertree Records:

This weekend the Beams will be heading into the studio to begin work on their forthcoming full length which will be out on Hibernator Gigs Records sometime later this year! Watch this space for more details! See you all soon!

– HG


April Borrowed Beams Shows & Some Press For Songs In The Key Of Bob

If you’re a Virginia Borrowed Beams Of Light fan then you’re in luck, as you’ll have several opportunities to catch the band at various places throughout the state in April. Here is a list of the places you can see the Beams do their thing in the weeks to come:

4/5 – Artful Dodger in Harrisonburg, VA (part of MACRoCK showcase)
4/13 – The Garage in Charlottesville, VA (acoustic show for Tom Tom Fest)
4/20 – Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA (acoustic show for Record Store Weekend, hosted by Speakertree Records)
4/20 – Rivermont Pizza, Lynchburg, VA
4/26 – Random Row Books, Charlottesville, VA (opening for Left & Right)

Also this month work will begin on the upcoming Beams full length which we will be releasing a little later this year! Watch this space for more details!

In other news, we’re happy to announce that the upcoming Songs In The Key Of Bob 7″ comp has been getting some press. You can check out some blog posts about the comp on Ashbees’ Fragments and Here Comes The Flood. Of course you can still stream the comp on our Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages and order it here.

We’ll be dropping some news about some new videos and a new podcast pretty soon! Until then, see you at the Beams shows!

– HG


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Songs in the Key of Bob cover

Songs in the Key of Bob–Under the Influence of Guided By Voices

We’re particularly excited right now about the recent announcement of our latest vinyl release, the Songs In The Key Of Bob compilation 7″, featuring contributions from some of our favorite bands, all writing and recording original jams in the style of Guided By Voices. Be sure to check out our Bandcamp page where you can stream the comp and pre-order the vinyl before the April 30th release date!

bob_insertWe have lots of things currently in the works: some more music videos, a brand new release by our homies Borrowed Beams of Light, and a new sketch comedy web series! Watch this space in the weeks and months to come! It’s gonna be a big year at HG HQ! See you all soon!

– Hibernator Gigs