POPSCENE and RICKSHAW STOP CO-PRESENT
Twinkids, bodyimage, plus DJ Aaron Axelsen (popscene/ALT105.3)
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is all ages
Beacon’s third full-length record enters sight as a work of meticulous revision and refraction. Returning home to New York in 2016, four years and several tours since the duo's first release with Ghostly International, Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett knew the next direction would be different. Their roster of sounds, driven by loops and textures, suddenly felt confined to a muted grayscale. Together they embarked on open-ended sessions, adopting a more linear style of songwriting. They fundamentally constructed demos from piano chords and guitar phrases with vocal melodies, editing iterations almost ad infinitum, looking through each from a multitude of angles. Compositions expanded, while others pared back to where they began. Like the bending of light, this abstractive and patient process outlines a space and scale in which seemingly separate colors — minimalist ballads, elaborate pop spirituals, and four-on-the-floor dance sequences — can coexist at different speeds, fanning out with spectral cohesion. A prismatic collection Beacon call Gravity Pairs.
TWINKIDS is the electronic pop project of pianist-producer Matt Young and Tokyo-native singer-songwriter Gene Fukui. After meeting at Oberlin College & Conservatory in northeast Ohio – the same rural campus that spawned the likes of Teengirl Fantasy, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Liz Phair – the two quickly discovered a mutual reverence for electronic music and began writing, producing, and performing as one. They went on to study at the renowned Banff Centre in Canada under Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene.
TWINKIDS bring together Gene’s experience as a J-pop songwriter and Matt’s background in classical piano, delivering genre-bending tunes with catchy hooks and lush harmonies. Following releases on Cascine, Yellow Year Records, a collaboration with Australian singer-songwriter Sophie Lowe, and official remixes for Dawn Richard and Ghostly International, the LA-based duo signed with Om Records and garnered a number one charting song on Hype Machine 'Jigoku Tengoku' along with a national tour with Matt and Kim and press support from NYLON, THE FADER, Stereogum, Billboard and OUT Magazine.
Not defined by the musical boundaries of their peers, bodyimage paints a vivid picture of nuanced emotion, framed by a tense and innovative sound.
With such a minimal approach, the resulting sound is a raw yet lush interpretation of the intimacy of self. Artfully developed through eclectic sonic arrangements and unconventional vocal processing, bodyimage demands those who listen reflect the continuous feeling of their art.
plus DJ Aaron Axelsen (popscene/ALT105.3)
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