It’s been a minute since we’ve heard some studio magic from Brooklyn electronic duo Beacon, partly because they’ve toured five times around the states following their excellent 2013 debut The Way We Separate, a collection of smoothÂ and seductive synth tracks incorporating lounge, downtempo, house and theirÂ own unique brand of indie rock into the mix.
With years of experience under their belts this time around,Â Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett hoped toÂ expand on their approach to recording dance musicÂ that could just as easily be played at the hookah lounge as the club downtown. Â A 9 month process, the 2 Brooklynites tried new instruments, new styles and dismissed whatever their perception of Beacon was at that point. Â The results are intoxicating, and the first few singles stroll down the lush, dark paths that fellow labelmate Matthew Dear tread in Beams.
Escapements isÂ out in February, and Ghostly International only hasÂ 350 metallic silver slabs to go around. Â Beacon’sÂ relentless touring schedule has gained them a much wider fan base, so don’t expect these to stick around for long.
Limited vinyl (350 copies worldwide) features metallic silver vinyl
Printed art sleeve and 2-panel, 3.5mm spine matte printed jacket
Vinyl includes download card
Cover photograph by Caleb Charland
Design by Hassan Rahim
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive