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This has been a good year for bands making music that might ostensibly be referred to minimalist R&B. In addition to great offerings in that vein from the likes of inc. and Autre Ne Veut, we also have The Ways We Separate from Brooklyn art-synth duo Beacon. We recently premiered the video for “Drive” —… More »

Almost none of us are at work this week, so almost none of us are getting fired. And with the holidays coming to an end, we don’t have to keep the good-cheer veneer up for much longer. So: Time to wade into some of the past year’s sickest shit!

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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… More »

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Miles Bowe | May 22, 2014 - 5:34 pm

Beacon – “Drive” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

For Beacon's track "Drive" from their debut full-length The Ways We Separate, the BTW alumni enlisted 10lbs. Pictures to create a smoky, dark clip. But…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 22, 2013 - 11:13 am

Stream Beacon The Ways We Separate

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In 2011, the Brooklyn bedroom-R&B production duo Beacon earned a Band To Watch distinction on the strength of their No Body EP, and they followed…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2013 - 2:37 pm
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Stream Beacon For Now EP (Stereogum Premiere)

Brooklyn electronic duo Beacon first appeared on our radar in 2011, earning a Band To Watch designation off of the strength of the No Body
Corban Goble | September 25, 2012 - 4:23 pm
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Beacon – “Feeling’s Gone”

Greenpoint-based vocal/production duo Beacon have signed to Ghostly for their second EP, For Now, which follows up their BTW-earning debut set No Body. Singer Thoma…
Amrit Singh | August 9, 2012 - 11:36 am

Bear In Heaven – “Kiss Me Crazy (Beacon Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

On their remix of Bear In Heaven's I Love You, It's Cool track "Kiss Me Crazy," Greenpoint homemade-R&B sensualist BTW Beacon add their own vocals,…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2012 - 12:15 pm
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Beacon – “See Through You” Video

When most-recent BTW Beacon aren't walking their sense for sensual R&B through a long, luxe hall lined with Warp LPs and bass music mixtapes, they…
Amrit Singh | November 30, 2011 - 9:49 am
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