Cola

by A Beacon School

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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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released March 23, 2018

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: 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: 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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