Cola

by A Beacon School

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    Available on vinyl for the first time with three unreleased songs from the Cola sessions! Only 250 manufactured of this clear edition.

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    Available on vinyl for the first time with three unreleased songs from the Cola sessions!

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06:06
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01:25
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02:46
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Cut Thru
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01:38
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02:22
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01:47
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03:52

about

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Cola will be released on vinyl for the first time on June 14, 2019 with three unreleased songs (Glue, Fade In Nylon, Cut Thru).

Cola, is the full-length debut from Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist Patrick J Smith, whose previous credits include playing with Modern Rivals, BLUFFING and Fiasco. Having spent the last year working on a new project called Maxband with Max from Parquet Courts, A Beacon School marks Smith’s first entirely solo effort, allowing him to indulge his every musical impulse.

"Smith adds layers of soothing guitars and vocals with ease, reaching a build-up that feels natural, without ever fully peaking." - The Fader

KCRW Music Director/Morning Becomes Eclectic host Jason Bentley:

“Like all the best music, my interest has been based on intuition mostly. The lyrical guitars, rhythmic patterns, and hushed vocals are well arranged and composed. Definitely in my wheelhouse.”

Lead single, "Algernon" was included on HypeM's Stack No. 179 featuring a curated selection of the week's most interesting tracks.

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releases June 14, 2019

All songs by Patrick J Smith
Recorded 2013-2017

Mixed by Steve DePalo and Erick Lee
Mastered by Steve DePalo

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

THANK YOU: Steve, Erick, Owen, Sarah, Max, Jeremy, Kyle and Jon

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Track Name: Algernon
day of
turns
unread
love
callow
and
light
out of reach
i had no idea
everything that tends to happen in between
stay close while it's easy
you'll stay close to them
late
it pours
gently
out
lined
pools
unrequited
and
unaired

desperate to decide
swayed when it aligns
stalled it seems enough
until you get caught up

desperate and outright
sway when it aligns

not what you dreamed of
not yet
oh love
stay and get caught up
Track Name: I Don't Believe It
deserve the rush
that lingers long enough
you do no harm
but this suddenness
sweeps in
catches my breath

"nothing's the same as anything else"

i can't confess
at least not yet
inconsolable mess

time to make eyes
longing aches fade in time
and echoes do no harm
tenses combine
odds slip
you fuzz the signs

"nothing's the same as anything else"

you don't expect
at least not yet
illegible death

"nothing's meant to be"
Track Name: It's Late
shown to the place you fold
there's nothing to be without it

turned to the debt you owe
there's no way to move around it

...

so much for feeling grounded
Track Name: JCult
the timing wasn't right
it isn't ever
set to song takes too long
suggested by the lights
nothing remembered
starts to slow
still touch and go

you go

you settle in
the dyes release
and then you go away
Track Name: Hum
melt away
a puddle where you stood
it's cryptic then it's not
do they forget about the hum?

kept away
running from the coast
it's simple then it's not
do they still ask about me now?
Track Name: Glue
You untie
a yellow lace
Your sweatshirt
around my waist

It’s going nowhere
no place to swim
The breakthrough
we’re waiting on
It’s too late
our ride’s already gone

still tastes like cola
made too sweet
Track Name: Stay Away
set down
stitched underneath this
how do long do i have left to wait?
i doubt you're leaning too far my way
no solace in decay

weighed down
i tried to keep up
never wanted to leave the frame
and now no one could ever love you the same
find solace in decay
Track Name: Fade In Nylon
soft edge
shapeless
fade to black

let the range elate
trust that you'll be ok

cave-like, airtight
lucid dream
desire turned hollow
fever turned dear

make do
decade
come loose,
can’t wait

the space in the seams
starts to grow

helps you keep
separate
from the rest of it

the pace
that you need
drags the heart
that you keep

you move like moonlight
trapped beneath a cruel shade
they wait to see you crushed
beneath a sown wave

no I won't fall apart
whenever the sea starts
its holy endeavor

slow life with blue ink
bleeding in transit

coat tallied-on
pressing down
feel you gone

list truer loves
met alone
I hear you leaving
Track Name: Ash
could there be another way to think of all of this
trying to make it
it's good to have a tether
it's good to coexist

could there be a better way to think of all of this
trying to make it fit
it's good to feel your tether
it's good to coexist

don't even bother trying to shake it loose
stuck to the bottom
won't be forever
nothing will
i'm telling you
we'll be together

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