Christian Beach celebrates 3 years of his ‘DoubleLife’ EP

Beach offering 35% off his entire Bandcamp discography from April 7-10
DoubleLife EP (2020)

Christian Beach, a longtime fixture of the New Jersey music scene, is celebrating the third anniversary of the release of his DoubleLife EP by offering fans (a little over) a third off his discography available on Bandcamp from Friday, April 7, through Monday, April 10. April 7 is another Bandcamp Friday, when the music distribution service waives its revenue share to help support artists, while April 10 marks the date DoubleLife was released in 2020.

The six-track DoubleLife EP represented Beach’s first official release since his acclaimed 2009 self-titled solo debut album.

From now through 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, April 10, fans can buy Beach’s entire Bandcamp discography (1 album, 2 EPs and 2 singles) for just $13.00 at For individual purchases of Beach’s music, fans can take 35% off by using discount code BEACH35 at checkout.

“There is an Americana sound at the heart of DoubleLife,” said Beach at the time of the EP’s release. “But there are a lot more layers to this EP than there were on my 2009 album. I did a lot of experimenting with sounds and textures. From a production standpoint, it sounds like Americana meets Alan Parsons Project.”

Beach wrote all six songs and played most of the instruments on DoubleLife, which he also produced. It was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. Mandolin on “Desert Places” was played by Gorgo Beach.

DoubleLife was released at a time of uncertainty, as COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdowns and safety measures went into full effect just a few weeks earlier. But Beach was undeterred.

“Music has always been my release—an escape,” said Beach in April 2020. “I’m putting these songs out into the world so, hopefully, someone can listen to them and escape from the stress and anxiety of these times—if just for 24 minutes or so.”

Adding to the challenge of releasing new music at the height of a global pandemic, Beach reached out to backing band member and longtime friend/collaborator Brian Kelley (Ferocious Designs) about remotely assisting with the production of music videos for the EP’s two singles, “Highway Sun” and “Food on the Table.” The added degree of difficulty was that neither had ever worked on a music video before.

The video for “Highway Sun” was compiled from footage shot by Beach in his still-under-construction home studio. Beach then shared the video through a private YouTube channel with Kelley, who downloaded that footage and edited it together into the final video.

Watch the music video for “Highway Sun”

The video concept for “Food on the Table” was much more ambitious, but came about after Kelley suggested the concept to Beach, who said he had the same idea. Both agreed it should be black and white with public domain imagery suggestive of the dust bowl era or American folklife, in general. Several public domain images from the U.S. Library of Congress were used alongside shots of Beach in his home studio for the finished product. 

Watch the music video for “Food on the Table”