- Beauty Already Beautiful
- (180 Gram Vinyl, Digital Download Card)
- Artist: Spookyland
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 5/6/2016
180 gm vinyl LP pressing, includes digital download. Spookyland is the musical vehicle for twenty-fou year old Sydney-based artist Marcus Gordon and band consisting of his brother guitarist Liam Gordon, drummer Nath Mansfield and bass-player Nic Malouf. Beauty Already Beautiful is the group's 2016 full-length debut recorded at ARC Studios in Omaha, NE with Sydney native and long-time collaborator Tony Buchen at the helm. A marked progression from their debut Rock & Roll Weakling EP, it's an impressive showcase of Marcus' striking vocal and distinctive lyrical style. Speaking of the centerpiece track, "God's Eyes," Marcus says: "A whole lot of eyeball metaphors in this song. It's about something going wrong along the way, or at least wondering if something did. The line "god's eyes have to blink' is repeated a lot, so blaming God for the world's woes can seem reasonable, pathetic, funny or even annoying, all in one listen".