BUILDERS: Beatin Hearts LP


Builders "Beatin Hearts" LP (Grapefruit)

Bill Direen is a legend of the New Zealand underground. We're not overstating this. He has given us poetry, novels and a slew of recorded material. Weaned on a garage band youth in the late 60's, Direen started producing 7" records in the early 80's, all of them stunners These releases - Six Impossible ThingsDie Bilder, Soloman's Ball and High Thirties Piano - were self-financed and distributed though Flying Nun (and recently reissued by the benevolent Unwucht label). Beatin Hearts is his ultimate, unforgettable debut album, not to mention Flying Nun's first full-length album release. Seventeen tracks, all brilliant short pieces of energy, harmony and spite. Anyone with an appreciation for Flying Nun's early recordings can find its genesis here, the dawning of one of the greatest music scenes to ever exist.

To order the limited edition Buildermash 7" EP, which is an exclusive four song collaboration between Bill Direen, Simon Joyner’s Ghosts (his band, which includes such wonderfuls as David Nance and Chris Deden). Please go HERE.

Beatin Hearts
1. 1,000,000 Hearts
2. Moderation
3. Bedrock Bay
4. Same Old Story
5. Heartbeats A-Go-Go
6. Blue Sand Lonely
7. Dirty & Disgusting
8. Alien
9. Accident
10. Wanganui With A White Fence
11. Magpies
12. Outer Date World
13. Evidence
14. Inquest
15. Magazine
16. Kicks
17. Friend