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Beacon Celebrate New Album Tomorrow at Mercury Lounge

May 3rd, 2013

Jacob Gossett and Thomas Mullarney III met while studying visual arts at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute. They began making music together and the electronic-pop duo Beacon was born. The two first appeared on people’s radar with the release of a couple singles followed by a pair of EPs. But Gossett and Mullarney have taken a big step forward with their debut full-length, the just-released The Ways We Separate (stream it below), which finds them deftly mixing electronic music and R&B. Beacon (above, doing “Last Friday Night”) celebrate the album’s release tomorrow night at Mercury Lounge. Come join in on the fun.

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Spend Saturday Night with Matthew Dear at Webster Hall

November 15th, 2012

You can’t pin down Matthew Deer, so don’t even bother trying. The producer, DJ and avant-pop musician first discovered electronic music as a teenager in his native Texas. In college in Michigan, he began DJing parties, which led to producing and then eventually making his way to the front of the stage to sing his own music. Pitchfork said of Dear’s fifth solo album, Beams, which came out earlier this year: “Each successive release under the Detroit producer’s own name has seen him reveal more of himself as he simultaneously retreats deeper into the shadows.” But make no mistake, influenced by Brian Eno, David Bowie and Talking Heads, Dear (above, playing “Headcage”) makes the kind of music that gets people moving. And you can get moving yourself when Matthew Dear—alongside Light Asylum, Beacon and MNDR—plays Webster Hall on Saturday.