Speaking of openers on larger tours playing Mercury Lounge shows, Beacon, who are currently on a tour with Tycho, which hits MHOW on February 4 with Oneohtrix Point Never (tickets), just announced a show at the NYC venue happening on March 2 with Xylos and Grimace Federation. Tickets, currently on AmEx presale, go on public sale Friday (1/27) at noon.
Tycho, before hookin up with Beacon (who do their cover of Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" in their live set), played a show earlier this month in Chicago with Active Child. You can see pics and read about that HERE. Beacon released an EP in 2011.
All Beacon tour dates, a stream of them covering Portishead's "The Rip", and the video they made for their Katy Perry cover, below...
Beacon - Last Friday Night
Beacon -- 2012 Tour Dates
01/26 Orlando, FL The Social *
01/27 Tampa, FL Crowbar *
01/28 Miami, FL Bardot *
01/30 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre *
01/31 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
02/01 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle *
02/02 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel *
02/03 Philadelphia, PA The Rotunda *
02/04 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Willamsburg *^
03/02 New York, NY Mercury Lounge $
* with Tycho
^ - w/ Oneohtrix Point Never
$ - w/ Xylos