Beacon – “L1″ (Stereogum Premiere)

Brooklyn Band To Watch alumni Beacon have a new EP called L1 on the way, and today we present the title track. It marks a fascinating progression for the duo: Whereas they once traded in space-age R&B with Rhye’s gentleness inhabiting lush digital pastures, “L1″ is smartly arranged electro-pop with a fervent tempo and an angsty undercurrent, like a brighter, more populist take on Thom Yorke’s dreary Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes. Only slightly brighter, though — the music is topped off with a gently whispered vocal about losing your agency as you slip in somebody else’s orbit. It’s an excellent song, so listen below.

L1 is out 12/2 on Ghostly. Pre-order it here, and check out Beacon on tour early next year:

01/22 Portland, OR @ Holocene
01/23 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
01/24 Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
01/28 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
01/30 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
01/31 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
02/12 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
02/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
02/19 Washington, DC @ DC9
02/20 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

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