Brooklyn-based duo Beacon will release L1 EP on December 2nd via Ghostly International. This week, they premiered the title track. L1 was mixed by Al Carlson who has worked on Autre Ve Neut’s Anxiety and St. Vincent’s Marry Me, among many other notable albums. Beacon previously premiered track “Fault Lines” and described the sound, saying, “There’s that moody bass, the existential calls into the ether, and those cascading keys that build and crumble like a fall from grace.”
Mixed by Al Carlson-who has worked on Autre Ne Veut’s Anxiety and St. Vincent’s Marry Me, among many other notable records- L1‘s five tracks focus on themes provided by a natural phenomenon in gravitational physics known as Lagrangian points. The title itself refers to the point in space where a satellite can fall in synchronous orbit with the earth around the sun, caught between the two gravitational pulls and never falling out of sync. With a breathy voice that sounds as vulnerable as it does touchingly sanguine, singer and producer Thomas Mullarney III translates the idea to nuanced musings on internal conflict, human relationships, and questions about desire, guilt, and pleasure. “I wanted to stage intimacy and desire as natural forces,” explains Mullarney, “spinning with reflex and intuition, caught within different spheres of influence.”
The band has also announced a round of North American tour dates in support of the record. The tour kicks off January 22nd in Portland, Oregon. A full run of dates can be found below.