OK, maybe it is. But fret not. Their spirit lives on. Two off-shoots of the indie rock fave have albums out.The Aliens (made up of former Betas John Maclean, Robin Jones and Gordon Anderson) have released their Alienoid Starmonica EP on 7" vinyl and "enhanced CD".

Also, former Beta Band frontman Stephen Mason's King Biscuit Time has an album, Black Gold, coming out on the 15th. In the meantime, they have a single called Kwangchow out on CD and vinyl.

Videos from both bands are available on their sites. And both bands have tour dates coming up in Europe, so if you're lucky enough to live over there, you can still get a little of the magic that was the Beta Band live.

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