Taking their name from an LCD Soundsystem song and crafting a fusion of indie pop and electronic music that falls somewhere between the Drums and Daft Punk, Beat Connection began as the project of University of Washington students Reed Juenger and Jordan Koplowitz. The pair met as freshmen in 2008 and soon began DJ’ing and writing songs together in GarageBand. In July 2010, they self-released their debut EP, Surf Noir, which featured vocals from folky singer/songwriter Tom Eddy on the tracks “Silver Screen” — which became the band’s first single — and “In the Water.” The online response to the EP led Moshi Moshi imprint Tender Age to reissue it in April 2011; a few months later, Beat Connection expanded to include two live bandmembers, bassist Mark Hunter and drummer Jarred Katz. Eddy became an official member of the band in time to record their debut full-length, The Palace Garden, which arrived in June 2012


Culture Collide LA + SF Reveal 2014 Schedules

Culture Collide is excited to announce the daily performance schedule for their upcoming October festivals. The fifth edition of Culture Collide Los Angeles will take place from October 16th to 18th, and Culture Collide San Francisco will take place for the first time ever on October 14th and 15th. Bucking the trend of untenably expensive music festivals:

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Our interview with Reed Juenger, Tom Eddy, and Jared Katz from Beat connection at SXSW 2015

Interview with Reed From Beat Connection

We’ve had a few comparisons to Sting, and I’ve got to say it must be somewhat subconscious. I think my parents played quite a few of his albums and Police albums way back, and I enjoy his music, but I can’t say I’m super familiar with his catalog or really try and like pay homage or anything like that

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