A downtempo electronic duo that, like Telefon Tel Aviv and Junior Boys before them, creatively incorporate elements of contemporary R&B, Beacon consist of Jacob Gossett and Thomas Mullarney III. The two met at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute and, in April 2011, they released a pair of singles as free downloads on their Bandcamp page. They made their official debut that November with No Body, a hushed but deeply rhythmic four-track EP released through the Moodgadget label. Throughout the following year, the duo toured the U.S., opening for the likes of Gold Panda, Tycho, and Oneohtrix Point Never. That October they linked with Ghostly International, which released the five-track For Now EP. ~ Andy Kellman
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