Jeff Beam is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter from Portland, Maine. He writes, performs, records, & releases melodic experimental music tinged with kaleidoscopic soundscapes, inspired by the likes of Olivia Tremor Control, Elliott Smith, Deerhunter, & Spoon. His recordings are a one-man odyssey; his live shows revolve around an energetic band of his good friends.
His lyrics contain observations on humanity, existence, perception, and the attempt to find inner peace amidst a tumultuous outer world. Musically, Beam seeks to fuse together unorthodox pop melody with psychedelic sound textures & colorful instrumentation. 2016 opened with the release of Is Believed To Have Been, a 9-song full-length studio album follow-up to 2012’s Be Your Own Mirror.
Jeff Beam has played with Spoon, Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors), Eleanor Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces), Deer Tick, Marco Benevento, Sam Roberts Band, Wintersleep, Jefferson Starship, White Hinterland, and more.