“Here’s an inventive songwriter who understands how to use retro sounds as a tool, not a crutch. Although Matt Duncan’s soulful (and very well-produced) Beacon sounds like it could have been recorded in the early ’70s with it’s nimble, defined bass parts and close-miked drum sound, the group’s personal stamp is inked with tracks like “Puritan Heart” and “Beacon.” – Tyler Kane PASTE

Check Matt out at his official Website, Facebook, and BandCamp. Matt was featured on the Paste 50 States Project reppin’ Kentucky with his latest release, “Soft Times“. Many thanks to him for taking a few to participate in this edition of First/Last.

Thanks, Matt. First time I think I ever heard the statement “Sgt. Pepper kind of sucks.” Way to stand your ground, bro. Love it! Also, I totally dig the line in ‘All Sails’, “…rustbelt green in the Summer sun.“