Beth // James is an indie folk duo from Austin, Texas made up of award winning singer-songwriters Mikaela Beth Kahn and Jordan James Burchill. Their original songs and razor sharp musicianship pick up where the Civil Wars left off.
Their debut EP, All In Life, is "a shimmering mix of modern folk, mindful pop, and Americana charm," according to Paste Magazine. The EP was named one of "5 Standout EP's" of 2017 by the Austin American-Statesman, and you can hear their original song, "Lion Eyes" in Spike Lee's newest feature film 'BlacKkKlansman' (produced by Jordan Peele of Academy-Award® winning Get Out). In theaters worldwide August 10th, 2018.
The duo only began writing together in 2015, though they met in 2008 while studying music in college. Creating their own unique sound, Beth // James navigates effortlessly among American music traditions, rooted in storytelling, but with added indie pop/rock elements, intricate guitar work and arresting harmony.
Their debut EP, All In Life and their new single Wasted on Sundays are available now everywhere music is sold or streamed.
Beth // James Releases:
Debut single, Lion Eyes, January 31, 2017.
Single, Bring Your Fire To Me, March 28, 2017.
Debut EP, All In Life, April 28, 2017.
Single, Wasted on Sundays, August 27, 2018.
"Sophisticated folk-pop." Named one of "5 Standout EPs" for 2017.
-Peter Blackstock, Austin American-Statesman
"All In Life, combines a shimmering mix of modern folk, mindful pop, and Americana charm. The EP taps into the soul of a rhythmic back and forth between two distinct voices blending into one."
"Oh so sweet on the ears. While the nightly news was filled with loud, angry and ugly headlines, the lovely tunes flowing from deep in the heart of Texas proved to be the perfect antidote."
"Sounds like the promise of days growing longer, and the possibilities of youth."
-The Autumn Roses
"Burchill and Kahn evoke a gorgeous folk atmosphere filled with a sense of its own expansiveness.
"Their sweet acoustic melodies make you think of open fields and swinging hammocks."
"Supremely delicate, achieving a perfect infusion...smooth and harmonious to a (cough) tee."
- Americana UK
"Feels like something The Civil Wars would have once done, except that Beth // James fans the flames of soul even stronger."
"Austin indie-folk duo Beth // James have made quite the name for themselves in the local scene since the release of their standout 2017 debut EP, All In Life...both colorful and dreamy, will leave the listener in a trance until the very end."
- Track Rambler