A Beacon School is the dream pop project of New York-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Patrick J. Smith. Smith began making music as A Beacon School in 2009. A home-recorded demo single was released in 2011, and a self-titled EP by a full-band lineup appeared near the end of 2012. The group played several shows in New York City and Connecticut, and worked on a full-length. Smith played with bands such as Modern Rivals and Bluffing, additionally working with Parquet Courts‘ Max Savage as part of Maxband. Fans of Minks, Cocteau Twins will definitely enjoy the track.
In 2018, A Beacon School’s Cola was released by Grind Select. After receiving positive press and slowly gaining a worldwide following, an expanded vinyl edition of Cola was released in 2019 in conjunction with Fat Possum’s ‘House Arrest’ imprint. “Dot” marks the first A Beacon School release in three years and coincides with a headlining performance at The Sultan Room in Brooklyn, signaling a long-awaited new full-length is on the horizon.
“‘Dot’ is a song about seeing patterns in your life emerge but feeling helpless to change them. The song oscillates between these moments of unfiltered wonder and inspiration, and the immediate skepticism that follows them.”
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