In summer of 2008 - during that first flush of youthful "holy shit I don't live with my parents anymore.." Jordan Koplowitz met Reed Juenger and they began making some next level beats in Garageband.
Reed - born in Massachusetts - had moved to Seattle with the half-baked notion of escaping the town he went to high school in. Jordan had grown up in a Seattle satellite town Bellingham, a place best known for its snowboarding, outdoors, hippies and excellent marijuana. Between school classes and parties, instrumental tracks with vague references to M83 and Crystal Castles, began to emerge.
By the summer of 2010, aided by friends and lovers, vocalist Tom Eddy, and live band Mark Hunter on bass and Jarred Katz on drums - Jordan and Reed were sweating it out in an attic studio, walls coated in soundproofing lifted from a college radio station. Realizing that the flow of an album really enhances each song, they applied their knowledge from the dancefloor. They borrowed some nostalgia. They made Surf Noir. It was a labor of love reflecting the wait for the summer months when everyone cuts loose.
Amongst algorithms and vocal samples, Beat Connection summon up the mundane things in life, the things that we pretend don't matter but the stuff that keeps everyone going; the first sunny day, getting the girl, slacking off, partying.. things that are overly romanticized in movies. This is absolute indulgence, because the world is an incoherent jumble of perception and we all pass on eventually. So lets have a good time and not worry too much, Saturday night always becomes Sunday morning.
- LISTEN: Beat Connection - Think/Feel
- OUT NOW: Beat Connection - Further Out
- BEAT CONNECTION - THE PALACE GARDEN
- OUT NOW: Beat Connection / Casiokids
- DOWNLOAD: Beat Connection - Lotus Blossom
- VOTE: Beat Connection - The Palace Garden, 4am
- LISTEN: Beat Connection - The Palace Garden, 4am
- Beat Connection: In The Water Out NOW
- TWO BANDS, TWO GIGS, NO PENCE
- Beat Connection: Surf Noir Out Now!
- VOTE: Beat Connection in Radcliffe & Maconie's Pick N Mix
- VIDEO: Beat Connection - Silver Screen