LD Beghtol

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LD Beghtol
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Beghtol & friend, 2009. Photo: Holly McDade.
Background information

LD Beghtol (born 1964, Fort Campbell, Kentucky) is an American musician, art director and writer. Beghtol participated in The Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs[1] recordings and live shows. He is a founding member of the band Flare—aka Flare Acoustic Arts League[2]—and the death-pop outfit LD & the New Criticism, and was also in the collective moth wranglers.[3] In 2012 Beghtol formed a new project, LD&CO, with Scott Sosebee (Little Red Rocket) and others to record and play live; their debut single “Morgantown” was mixed by Kramer. Beghtol has served as designer/art director for The Village Voice,[4] Travel Holiday, Outdoor Life and many other publications and corporate concerns; currently he works in pharmaceutical advertising. Beghtol has written extensively about music, the visual/performing arts, books and culture for Gail O'Hara's fanzine chickfactor, Time Out,[5] The Memphis Flyer, The Advocate, The Oxford American[6] and many other publications. Beghtol lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

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