PHOTO: Priscilla C. Scott

PHOTO: Priscilla C. Scott


The Beta Machine

Sometimes, when it comes to lyrical appreciation, artistry and symbiotic musical cohesion, the universe has a peculiar way of thrusting humans together without permission- and that’s exactly how The Beta Machine was built, birthed, and began.

Firmly founded and fronted nearly 7 years ago by Jeff Friedl and Matt McJunkins, The Beta Machine’s earliest evolution was a mere theory, an escape, a musical fetus in the making, per se. After touring the world together supporting and playing with bands to include A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Eagles of Death Metal, Ashes Divide, etc., these two, very close friends, would quickly go into a melodic hiding place in the City of Angels together post jet-lag to escape. While so many musicians secretly fear the unknown, Friedl and McJunkins decided to step out into the void and privately create their own sound constructed of unique musical harmonies, melodies, and lyrical explorations.

The Beta Machine has taken it’s time with every musical and organizational movement up to this point, and 2017 embarks the debut of their initial journey into an unknown world of electronic and solid musical tome. ENTER: “All This Time,” the new EP from The Beta Machine, setting for lift-off with digital and hard copies now available. It’s a thoughtful approach, a musical road trip that pierces the heart’s and mind’s defense mechanisms, and its symphonic structure has the thumbprint of legendary producer/musician Mat Mitchell (Nine Inch Nails, Katy Perry, TOOL, and Puscifer) to support its prowess.

The Beta Machine on stage is Matt McJunkins (Vocals/Bass/Keyboards), Jeff Friedl (Drums/Percussion), Claire Acey (Vocals/Keyboards), and Nicholas Perez (Guitars/Keyboards/Vocals).