Last Thursday was a good night for electro-pop at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, with a more than respectable line-up. Soulful Brooklyn weirdo Rioux kicked off the evening, followed by Teen Daze’s blissed-out atmospherics. White Arrows brought their glitchy, punchy pop songs all the way from California.
The endlessly charming Beat Connection headlined the night. With immersive, dreamy compositions on songs like “Saola,” “Think/Feel,” and “The Palace Garden,” the title track from their forthcoming debut LP, the Seattle quartet hits the sweet spot. The band’s still growing, as they noted this was their first-ever sold-out show, but more people are bound to catch on soon.
The Palace Garden is out August 6 on Tender Age/Classic Ills. Beat Connection are continuing to tour the US, dates here.