“Potion” By A Beacon School
Songwriter & multi/instrumentalistPatrick J. Smith AKA: A Beacon School, has announced his new album yoyo, will drop on October 13th via Grind Select (Dominic Sen). The album is A Beacon School’s first, since his 2018 release Cola.
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. Smith notably played with bands such as Modern Rivals and Bluffing, and currently works with Parquet Courts‘ Max Savage as part of Maxband.
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,
Patrick J. Smith on “Potion:”
“”Potion” was written in one sitting back in 2019 and has been a live staple since then. It’s about feeling a burst of excitement about something new but also the fear that accompanies it.
On the other end of the spectrum, ‘Jon’ is a song that took on many forms before its final iteration. Originally a straightforward guitar song, it ended up in its current state of electronic drone after years of tinkering with it. Although there aren’t any lyrics, to me the song has always evoked New York at night and that’s what we tried to convey with the accompanying visualizer.”
A Beacon School
1. Middle of Winter
7. Honeyed (Stay Forever)
9. Down the Pyramid
Pre-order yoyo/em> by A Beacon School HERE
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