Bodies On The Beach

Bodies On The Beach

Portland, OR/Seattle, WA


Bodies On The Beach began as solitary exploration for Navid Eliot. With the addition of two Seattle music scene mainstays (Evan Gackstatter and Andrew Ginn), the home recordings of Eliot began their transition from art project to art-centric rock ‘n’ roll.

As in his work in the nationally-celebrated Planes On Paper, Eliot’s fingerpicking remains the simple, skeletal foundation of Bodies On The Beach, though now amidst swirls of tape delay and reverb. Thanks to their emotional and dynamic live performances, the band has been described as both “a testament to the power of the power trio,” and “elegant and blissful.”

Author Ari Rosenschein described the project by saying, “like other self-aware tunesmiths, Eliot knows that good tremolo guitar and song chops go a long way.”

Bodies On The Beach released their first EP, “Ghost,” in December 2019 to rave reviews and radio rotation on Seattle and Portland’s flagship stations.