watch Beacon’s “On Ice” video from new LP ‘Gravity Pairs’
Brooklyn electronic pop duo Beacon (aka Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett) are following 2016’s Escapements with a new album, Gravity Pairs, next week (11/2) via Ghostly International (pre-order). Ahead of the release, we’re premiering the new watery video for “On Ice,” which the band directed with Voiid Studio. The song sees Beacon heading more in a modern sophisti-pop direction than ever — it sounds a little like Rhye. Here’s what Jacob tells us:
There is some blend of sensual sleekness and eerie atmosphere that makes “On Ice” a special track for us. Attempting to capture this visually led us into some interesting technical territory.
In one form or another, water was part of every setup. We built a rain machine for the main performance shots, and got ahold of an underwater rig that allowed us to utilize the camera in some really unique ways. Some of our favorite moments are the drone shots where you see the full view of this neon lit pool, and as the camera pulls up it’s just sea of black surrounding it. Time distortion and reversals also play a major role in creating a sense of the uncanny. Tom was tasked with the not so easy job of learning the song in reverse. This allowed us to drop in these moments where we could sync his vocals and have the rain moving upward. It’s a subtle but effective technique.
Beacon will celebrate the new album with a hometown release show on November 29 at Elsewhere Zone One (tickets). They’ve also got shows in Toronto, LA, and San Francisco after that. All dates are listed below.
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Beacon — 2018 Tour Dates
11.29 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
12.01 – Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall
12.11 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
12.12 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop