Beat Connection – “Another Go Round” (Stereogum Premiere)

When we last caught up with Beat Connection two years ago we shared their single “The Palace Garden, 4am” from 2012 debut album The Palace Garden and preserved their Sasquatch! performance for posterity. Now the Seattle dance-rockers are prepping a new album for early next year, and “Another Go Round” is our latest advance taste of that material. It’s a good taste! The song incorporates sitar and tabla into Beat Connection’s disco-funk playbook, a combination that inspired Stereogum skipper Scott Lapatine to joyously describe the song as “chillwave Sting.” We mean that as a compliment, Beat Connection! The lyrics touch on making the same mistakes over and over again, but “Another Go Round” is nothing if not the sound of a band confidently moving forward. Listen below.

Beat Connection’s sophomore LP is due out early 2015. Check them out on tour before then:

10/11 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/15 San Francisco, CA @ Filter’s Culture Collide Festival
10/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Filter’s Culture Collide Festival
10/18 Santa Barbara, CA @ New Noise Festival (SoHo Music Club)
12/04 Portland, OR @ Holocene
12/05 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
12/12 Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
12/31 Seattle, WA @ Neumos