Entries tagged with: Beacon
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Beacon at Mercury Lounge - 5/4/13
Brooklyn electronic pop duo Beacon released their new album, The Ways We Separate, last week (4/30) and celebrated it with a release show on Saturday (5/4) at Mercury Lounge, a one-off before their mini spring tour, which begins later this month. Support at the show came from Braille (aka Praveen Sharma aka 1/2 of Sepalcure) and Montreal's Solar Year. Pictures from the show are in this post.
Solar Year next plays NYC as an opener for the previously discussed Actress show at Cameo on June 6. That show is also with Gobby, who you can see sooner opening for Majical Cloudz at Glasslands (5/21) (tickets) and at UNO's free Red Bull Music Academy showcase on May 28 at Le Baron. Tickets for the Actress, Solar Year, Gobby show at Cameo are still available.
More pictures from Mercury Lounge, a stream of "Drive" from Beacon's new LP, and a list of all remaining dates, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Sepalcure (aka Machinedrum and Braille) released their impressive self titled debut LP back in 2011 and they're set to follow it with a new EP, Make You, on April 15 via Hotflush. From the sounds of the EP sampler, which you can listen to below, Make You does a pretty good job of picking up where the ambient textures and garage rhythms of the full length left off. In addition to the EP sampler, you can also listen to a full stream of the EP's title track below.
Sepalcure will be celebrating the new EP with a release party in Brooklyn at Output on April 25. The show is being opened by Jimmy Edgar, who collaborates with Machinedrum in JETS. Maybe we'll get some JETS material at the show too? Tickets for that show are on sale now. Show flyer below.
Streams and show flyer below...
Beacon is playing The Mercury Lounge on May 4. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 11:59 AM.
UK singer Liane La Havas is playing Webster Hall on April 9 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 10. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at noon.
Tedeschi Trucks Band is playing The Beacon Theatre on September 20 and 21. Tickets for those shows are on sale now.
Great White Caps will be live performing the soundtrack to the 1991 film 'Point Break' atThe Bell House on March 10. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Com Truise at Sasquatch 2012 (more by Chris Graham and Rae Graham)
Com Truise (aka Seth Haley) plays NYC a lot, but it's usually at venues like Music Hall of Williamsburg and Gramercy, so it should be a pretty intimate night for Com Truise fans when Seth plays a solo live set at Glasslands on February 22. Not to mention there will be an opening set from Beacon, along with one from Nitemoves (not to be confused with Domino-signed band Night Moves) and DJ duties being covered by Heathered Pearls. Tickets for that show are on sale now. His only other dates that we're aware of at the moment are in Honolulu and LA.
Nothing formal has been announced yet, but on New Year's Day Com Truise posted a facebook status saying that he's "looking forward to bringing you lots of new music this year." Meanwhile, you can stream his 2012 single, "Chemical Legs," and check out a list of all upcoming tour dates below...
by Bill Pearis
CMJ just released the third round of artists playing this year's fest which happens in three weeks (October 16 - 20). Names include Dent May (who we already knew about) Penguin Prison, Toronto's Born Ruffians, Erika Spring, Berlin trio Fenster (who were here in March) Chad Valley, Rush Midnight and more. Full list is at the bottom of this post.
Also on the just-added list are Brooklyn's Savoir Adore who will release their new album, Our Nature, the week of CMJ (10/16 specifically). The band recorded it at the same upstate studio as their 2010 debut, In the Wooded Forest, and are self-releasing this one. If the last album was wide-screen pop, the band have gone CinemaScope with Our Nature. It's dancier, more anthemic and brimming with hooks and just plain bigger sounding. Last year's "Dreamers" single (which opens the new album) is a good indicator of what to expect, and you can watch the video for that below along with a stream of album track "Regalia."
Before CMJ, Savoir Adore will play Knitting Factory on October 9 for an Our Nature record release party with Ghost Beach and Royal Canoe. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Those three bands are touring together immediately after and judging by their schedule, their only open day to play CMJ will be 10/16.
The list of all Savoir Adore dates, the list of third round CMJ artists, that song stream and video are below...
As mentioned, the Dekalb Market is moving from its Flatbush Ave location to a new TBA spot in Brooklyn. In celebration of its existence in the current location, they're throwing a "Dekalb Market Good-Bye Party" on September 30 with live sets by Monogold, Sinkane, and Dinowalrus, plus a DJ set by Beacon. This Puma and Village Voice-sponsored show runs from 3-9 pm on Sunday (9/30) and is totally free to the public.
Sinkane, who just opened for Lee "Scratch" Perry at MHOW on Sunday (9/23), also plays the previously discussed show at Death by Audio on September 27 with Sun Araw, Weyes Blood, Future Shuttle, and Deep Magic.
An Okayafrica video splicing together an interview with Sinkane and clips of him playing Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, and a list of all Sinkane dates are below.
Chicago footwork producer DJ Rashad released the excellent TEKLIFE Vol. 1: Welcome to the Chi album earlier this year, and played a Brooklyn show at 285 Kent soon after with Total Freedom and J-Cush. All three of those artists will be returning this weekend for another show at 285 Kent on Sunday (9/23) with Visionist and a "surprise special guest." No word on who the guest is, but the show is the official after party for the Gang Gang Dance and Prince Rama show happening at 285 Kent earlier that night (the third of three GGD shows in NYC this weekend). Admission for this all ages party is $5 before 1 AM and $10 after.
As for LA producer Total Freedom (aka Ashland Mines), who opened on tour for Gang Gang Dance last year, he'll be landing in Brooklyn a bit earlier for a warehouse party at 110 Troutman TONIGHT (9/21) with $hayne and Rizzla. The flier for tonight's show is below.
Meanwhile, J-Cush will also be at 285 Kent on Saturday (9/22) for the previously mentioned Sasha Go Hard show. That bill also includes DJ Manny, Cedaa, and Durban. $5 at the door before 1 AM. That will be Sasha's second NYC show of this week, having played Santos with LE1F last night (9/20). How was that show? Sasha loved it.
If dancing into the wee hours of the night is your thing, those three shows are only two of the many dance options in NYC this weekend. Head below to see more...
The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...
by Andrew Sacher
Beacon - 'For Now'
Brooklyn duo Beacon, who play in NYC constantly (maybe you saw them with Gold Panda and Shigeto last week), have announced that they've signed to Ghostly International, making them labelmates with both Gold Panda and Shigeto. Ghostly will release the band's second EP, For Now, on October 2. It follows 2011's No Body EP, and like on that one, Beacon sound vaguely like what would happen if Coldplay made a downtempo record. You can stream the new single, "Feeling's Gone," below.
Beacon's next scheduled NYC show happens on September 12 at Glasslands for a Moodgadget (their previous label) and ISO50 showcase with Teeel, Jacob 202, Andre Obin, Starfawn, Praveen, D. Gookin, Heathered Pearls, and HeadUp (DJ). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
The "Feeling's Gone" stream and the For Now tracklist are below...
Com Truise at Public Assembly earlier this month (more by Ryan Muir)
Princeton, NJ's Com Truise and Tobacco teamed up for some dates, including one in Philly last night (4/18) and another in Brooklyn tonight, Thursday (4/19) at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Beacon, Shine 2009, and Selebrities. Tickets are still available.
The shows with Com Truise are the only dates listed on Tobacco's calendar other than a show at Poughkeepsie's Vassar College on 4/20. Com Truise, on the other hand, will continue touring the US this month, head to the UK in May, and was just announced on the lineup of this summer's North Coast Music Festival in Chicago along with the Rapture, Dan Deacon, Big Boi and many more.
All tour dates, a video for Com Truise's "Hyper Lips" and a few remixes are below...
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...
Oneohtrix Point Never at MHOW in 2010 (more by Erez Avissar)
As mentioned, Tycho (aka Scott Hansen) is heading out on a tour with Beacon in 2012 that brings them to Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 4. Beacon weren't initially announced for the MHOW show, but they've since been added to it and so has Oneohtrix Point Never (aka Daniel Lopatin), who put out Pitchfork's 6th favorite album of 2011 (stream it below).
When we first announced the show, there was no ticket link yet. They've since gone up and tickets go on sale to the public today at noon. Ends up the show was initially going to be part of the Pitchfork FORMS Festival which has since been postponed but the show is going on anyway, now separate from the festival.
All dates and album stream below...
Tycho (aka Scott Hansen) last toured North America this past October in support of his new album Dive, which is out now. Though he headlined MHOW during that tour, most of the dates were opening for Little Dragon, whose track, "Little Man," he has since remixed (listen below).
Tycho will go on his own headlining tour of North America in early 2012 which brings him back to Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 4. Tickets are not on sale yet but check ticketmaster for updates.
Most of the dates on that tour are being opened by Brooklyn duo Beacon (who released an EP last month), but they are not listed on the MHOW show. However, you can catch Beacon in NYC TONIGHT (12/16) at Cameo Gallery with Home Video and Warm Ghost.
All dates and song stream below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Beacon - "No Body" (MP3)
2011 has been a pretty big year for the marriage of R&B vocals and downtempo beats with debuts from Jamie Woon, The Weeknd, and many other post-James Blake singer/producers. One of the more recent groups to embrace this trend is Brooklyn duo Beacon (Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett), who played Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival last week and are releasing their EP, No Body, today (11/15) via Moodgadget Records. The duo reach pretty high points on the beat oriented tracks like EP opener "See Through You," but when they opt for the more vocal-led cuts like "Girl in a Coma" they can sound a little too much like the ambient side of Coldplay. You can stream the entire EP below, along with a trailer video and the artwork, and download the title track above.
They'll celebrate the release of the EP with an album release party TONIGHT (11/15) at Glasslands with Paul Duncan (of Warm Ghost), Redaelli, Todd Sines, and Heathered Pearls (DJ). Tickets are available.
The flier for this show, video, EP stream, and artwork below...