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Specter at the Feast is the seventh studio album by American rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, released on March 18, 2013 in Europe and March 19, 2013 in the US. It was released under the band's own record label, Abstract Dragon, through Vagrant Records. Unlike Beat The Devil's Tattoo, the album wasn't produced by Michael Been, who died after he suffered a heart attack mid-tour in 2010 while the band was playing at Pukkelpop. As a result, Specter at the Feast was a way for the band to mourn their loss and rid the pain, as he was the father of bassist Robert Levon Been, but also their live sound technician and a mentor to all the members.[12]

Specter at the Feast
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 18, 2013 (2013-03-18)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club chronology
Beat the Devil's Tattoo
Specter at the Feast
Wrong Creatures
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Austin Chronicle3.5/5 stars[3]
Consequence of SoundD[4]
Drowned in Sound(7/10)[5]
The Guardian4/5 stars[6]
musicOMH2.5/5 stars[7]
Under the Radar6.5/10 stars[11]

The band's first single from the album, a cover of The Call's 1989 hit "Let the Day Begin", available as a free download on their official website. The same day, the song became Q Magazine's track of the day.[13] The band have also released the "Let the Day Begin" EP for free, consisting of the single and the album track "Returning", which has also been made available for streaming on the official website.[14]

The band have released a six-part promotional short film documenting the recording of Specter at the Feast.[12]

Track listingEdit

1."Fire Walker"6:23
2."Let the Day Begin"4:06
5."Hate the Taste"3:50
7."Teenage Disease"3:22
8."Some Kind of Ghost"3:51
9."Sometimes the Light"3:20
10."Funny Games"4:38
11."Sell It"6:46
12."Lose Yourself"8:39



  1. ^ "Reviews for Specter at the Feast by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club". Metacritic. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  2. ^ Collar, Matt. "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Specter at the Feast – review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-03-22.
  3. ^ Michael Toland (2013-04-26). "Austin Psych Fest 2013 - Review: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Music". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  4. ^ Caffrey, Dan (2013-03-20). "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Specter At The Feast | Album Reviews". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  5. ^ Gourlay, Dom (20 March 2013). "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Specter At The Feast". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2013-03-22.
  6. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (2013-03-14). "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Specter at the Feast – review". The Guardian. London.
  7. ^ "MusicOMH - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Specter At The Feast". Musicomh. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  8. ^ "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - 'Specter At The Feast'". NME. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-22.
  9. ^ Cosores, Philip (19 March 2013). "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Specter At The Feast". Paste. Retrieved 2013-03-22.
  10. ^ "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Specter at the Feast". Pitchfork Media. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  11. ^ McGuane, Kenny S. "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Specter At the Feast (Vagrant) | Under the Radar - Music Magazine". Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  12. ^ a b BRMCOfficial (2012-12-20). "(1 of 6) BRMC's "Specter At The Feast" Short Film Series". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  13. ^ "Order". Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  14. ^ "Let the Day Begin". Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Archived from the original on 2013-03-02. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  15. ^ "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Specter At The Feast (CD, Album)". 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2017-03-07.