Relativity is important to keep in mind when discussing music. There is plenty of empirical data to show that somebody did something better than someone else, sold more albums, had a better quality of sound, but at the end of the day, the heart wants what it wants. So, while the Boss came to town and made a lifetime of dreams come true for thousands and thousands of fans, further uptown a few dozen of us huddled in to the warmth of Boot And Saddle. Not as some sort of consolation prize for not being able to hit the refresh button fast enough on the ticketing website, but as the exact place we wanted to be.
Beacon are hot on the heels of their second album for Ghostly International (purveyors of some of the finest electronic and forward thinking indie music around). For a local connection, they will be releasing Philly harpist Mary Lattimore’s next album. Music geeks of the nth degree, they have are equally adept in modern downtempo electro pop as they are the kind of 90s RnB that Bad Boy put out. Continue reading →