The Beets

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For the fictional band, see Doug (TV series).

The Beets was an indie rock/punk rock group from Queens, New York,[1] signed to the Hardly Art label.[2] The band was led by Uruguayan-born Juan Wauters and also included bassist Jose Garcia, and drummer/vocalist Melissa Scaduto. Other incarnations included bassist Tall Juan Zaballa and drummer/vocalist Chie Mori. Matthew Volz worked as the band's official artist, providing hand-painted banners and unique light shows. [3]

The Beets have opened for Pavement, Vivian Girls, and the Mountain Goats.[4][5]



  • Spit On the Face Of People Who Don't Want to Be Cool - (self-release, 2008)
  • Let the Poison Out - (Hardly Art, 2011)
  • Stay Home - (Captured Tracks, 2011)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • "Don't Fit In My Head/"It's Okay to Lose" (Captured Tracks, 2009)
  • The Beets/Cassie Ramone - (Split release EP with Cassie Ramone, Psychic Lunch, 2010)
  • "Pick Another Corner"/"Time Brought Age" - (Captured Tracks, 2011)
  • "Silver Nickels and Golden Dimes"/"Psychedelic Bee" (Hardly Art, 2013)


  1. ^ Ruttenberg, Jay (2011-04-18). "Interview: The Beets". Time Out.
  2. ^ Roffman, Michael (2011-09-20). "The Beets sign to Hardly Art, announce new LP: Let the Poison Out". Consequence of Sound.
  3. ^ Pearis, Bill (2013-06-04). "The Beets' Juan Wauters wrestles women in video for new solo single, touring with The Mantles". Brooklyn Vegan.
  4. ^ Reed, Bryan C. (2011-10-26). "The Beets: Let The Poison Out". Paste.
  5. ^ Bougerol, Elizabeth (2009-08-24). "8/25: Vivian Girls Meet the Beets". WNBC.