New York-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Patrick J. Smith dream pop/electronic project A Beacon School has shared his new single “KITM“ and its accompanying video.
The song features on his forthcoming new album, yoyo, set to arrive on October 13th via Grind Select. Pre-order your copy here.
Speaking about it, Patrick Smith said:
“On “KITM”, ‘Keep It To Myself’ abbreviated, I’m very much talking to myself, voicing my frustrations with how long it takes me to do anything. I have all these plans and ideas and frustrations, but never act on them. It’s kind of a pep talk to say “hurry up and do something!”“
Smith began making music as A Beacon School in 2009. He released a home-recorded demo single in 2011, and a self-titled EP with 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. Alternating between uptempo, jangly pop nuggets, lush shoegaze and intricately-arranged electronic soundscapes, it quickly found an audience and became a staple on KCRW’s flagship program, Morning Becomes Eclectic.
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Photo credit: Dave Scholten