Beat Connection To Release ‘Surf-Noir’ Mini-Album

Electronic pop duo Beat Connection are set to release their latest work, Surf Noir, worldwide on April 12, via Tender Age/Moshi Moshi. The ‘mini-album’ will be available on CD, vinyl, and all digital formats. Surf Noir features eight tracks, five of which are reworked songs- “Sunburn,” “In The Water,” “Wildheart,” “Theme From Yours Truly,” and “Silver Screen”- that have been mastered for the first time. The mini-album is preceded by the worldwide digital release of the previously announced “Silver Screen” single on March 1- also featuring remixes of the title cut by Young Montana and Dreamtrak Diamond Sound, along with a previously unreleased track, “Space Vacation”.

An early version of Beat Connection’s Surf Noir was released in the summer of 2010: a pre-mastered, online demo via the group’s Bandcamp page. While hoping to book shows and gain attention from labels, one of the LP’s tracks, “In The Water,” caught the attention of online sites on both sides of the Atlantic, eventually leading to the band’s signing with Tender Age. Before they knew it, Beat Connection were being lauded by the critics at Pitchfork, NME, The Guardian, KEXP, Consequence of Sound, The Line Of Best Fit, The Stranger, Seattle Times, Artrocker.

In addition to the Surf Noir release, Beat Connection will be playing a handful of dates, which will include an appearance at SXSW in March. Full tour info, as well as the Surf Noir tracklist, below:

Surf Noir


1. Sunburn

2. In The Water

3. Wildheart

4. Theme From Yours Truly

5. Fresh Touch

6. Silver Screen

7. Motorway

8. Same Damn Time

“Silver Screen” Single

Digital Release

1. Silver Screen (Stream)

2. Space Vacation

3. Silver Screen (Young Montana Remix)

4. Silver Screen (Dreamtrak Diamond Sound)


Feb. 07 – Seattle, WA – Havana / The Rumble*

Mar.  16 – Austin, TX –  SXSW / Beauty Bar Moshi Moshi Showcase

Mar. 16 -19 – Austin, TX – SXSW TBA

Apr.  20 – San Francisco, CA – The Mezzanine**

*w/ Letting Up Despite Great Faults
**w/ The Go! Team