Electronica, by its nebulous nature, is a genre ripe for constant reinvention. And Beat Connection's avant-garde sounds are blazing a new synth-strewn path. The band will make its way to Boise's Reef Thursday, July 19, with Vancouver, British Columbia, band Teen Daze and Los Angeles' White Arrows in tow.
The quartet organizes a cadre of computers, synthesizers, guitars and drums to mesh both digital and analog elements seamlessly. Originally hailing from Seattle, the band released its first EP, Surf Noir, in 2011. On June 19, Beat Connection dropped a full-length release, The Palace Garden, and launched a national tour.
Unlike the majority of the band's dancey, electro-pop contemporaries, Beat Connection peppers its jams with catchy vocals. Tracks like "Saola" prove the group's ability to create songs good for both sing-a-longs and ass-shake-a-thons.[ Video is no longer available. ]