a quintet: understated, atmospheric, wry, jazzy with off-kilter pop leanings, now with spikier edges. most beige pieces have words, some don't. the beige complement most interiors, but their palette's getting darker.

"as melodic and lyrically striking as Wilco at its most incisive—and more overtly catchy." --Georgia Straight

andrew arida: piano and other keyboards
geoff gilliard: drums
mark haney: bass
rick maddocks: vocals and guitar, miscellany
jon wood: tenor guitar and lap steel, miscellany

"Let's not try too hard to categorize the Beige. We'll just say that Maddocks writes damn good songs that allow the band to take all sorts of twists and turns through interesting corners of the sonic spectrum." --Eden Munro, Vue Weekly