Band To Watch: Beacon
Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett are Beacon, a Greenpoint-based duo steeped in ’90s and contemporary R&B, IDM, and bass music. Moodgadget is set to release Beacon’s No Body EP, the project’s second collection of songs to triangulate those worlds into a sensual, downtempo electronic mesh of lush synths and lusty falsetto. It’s How To Dress Well with slightly less BMG CD club R&B, slightly more Warp Records infusion. No Body is lights-down music, ambient-pop for the unrequited, the logical result of years absorbing Boards Of Canada and Postal Service, Matthew Dear and Karin Dreijer Andersson, The-Dream and Ginuwine. (Related: Beacon cover Ginuwine’s “So Anxious,” so their aim is true.) Over a few emails they identified contemporaries like Shed, Actress, the Weeknd, Boi-1da, and Fever Ray as influences, and oOoOO, Nike7up, White Ring, and Blissed Out as showmates. All of that should have you primed for a listen of their new EP’s title track:
Beacon – “No Body”
Here’s an album trailer, with some “No Body” happening. Thomas and Jacob recently launched a video production house, so this clip is just as much an extension of Beacon’s aesthetic as is their music:
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