In 2000, Beans gave the world the first taste of his solo work with the Nude Paper 12" on Mo'Wax. But it wasn't until the breakup of the Consortium that he released his solo full-length debut. Tomorrow Right Now, put out by Warp in 2003, found Beans grafting Antipop's way-out B-boy surrealism to a true pop core. After a series of tours with acts as diverse as the Rapture, Out Hud, El-P, Prefuse 73, and Mike Ladd, Beans recorded his follow-up, the "Now Soon Someday" EP -- including remixes by Prefuse 73 and El-P -- released in January of 2004, and the full length, Shock City Maverick?, released in November 2004. Next up is a collaboration with free jazz lions William Parker and Hamid Drake on Thirsty Ear. 2005 has seen Beans touring extensively with his new band, Holy Fuck.
Holy Fuck is: No laptop?s, no samplers, no synths. Their electronic sound is improvised entirely of toy keyboards, live drums, live bass guitar, and a myriad of other toy gadgets you probably played with as a kid?and a 35mm film synchronizer.