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 smooth¬†and seductive synth tracks incorporating lounge, downtempo, house and their¬†own unique brand of indie rock into the mix.
With years of experience under their belts this time around,¬†Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett hoped to¬†expand on their approach to recording dance music¬†that could just as easily be played at the hookah lounge as the club downtown. ¬†A 9 month process, the 2 Brooklynites tried new instruments, new styles and dismissed whatever their perception of Beacon was at that point. ¬†The results are intoxicating, and the first few singles stroll down the lush, dark paths that fellow labelmate Matthew Dear tread in Beams.
Escapements is¬†out in February, and Ghostly International only has¬†350 metallic silver slabs to go around. ¬†Beacon’s¬†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
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