A Beacon School

“Dot” marks the first A Beacon School release in three years and coincides with a headlining performance at The Sultan Room in Brooklyn, signaling a long-awaited new full-length is on the horizon. Patrick J Smith describes: "Dot' is a song about seeing patterns in your life emerge but feeling helpless to change them. The song oscillates between these moments of unfiltered wonder and inspiration, and the immediate skepticism that follows them."

"There's a dormant kineticism that reaches its apex in an explosive, colorful way and straddles the line between meditative and motivating" - John Moses (KCRW)

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"There’s a beautiful, deep, cinematic quality to “Dot” that makes it perhaps more akin to a performance art piece rather than song (as is the case with much of A Beacon School’s discography). At just under five and a half minutes, Smith effortlessly creates a stunning, multi-layered daydream-like narrative, opening with stark, sharp synth that alludes to this aforementioned sense of oscillation, painting on stable percussion and guitar plucks with careful, meticulous hands"

Unheard Gems A Beacon School Has Us Dreaming With “Dot”

"Hypnotic beats combined with calming vocals make for a track that takes you to a feeling of bliss and ecstasy"

Written, produced and performed by Patrick J. Smith

Mixed by Steve DePalo
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen

Cover photo by Sarah Ryder
Cover design by Sarah Ryder and Kyle Stetz