Beggars in a New Land make pretty atmospheric chill wave songs. Let’s be honest, you’re not getting something new here folks. This is Washed Out, Memory Cassette, Twin Shadow territory for sure, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. They have something going for them, you just might have to dig a little to find it. If you put on a track, pick any track, it’s probably not going to knock your socks off, but they have a cool band name that is reflective of their sound, and I would definitely throw them on if I was chilling hard at an after party with friends having a smoke and drinking some JD. They’re kind of run of the mill and possibly a little derivative, but I like all the bands previously mentioned, and what the hail, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
By Rachel Noel