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Getting ready for LOST with Justin Vernon, Josh Wells and the Jagjaguwar crew

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There might be some pre-conceived notions about what constitutes water cooler conversation at an indie label, but I have to tell you that it’s basically the same old shit.  There’s enough fantasy baseball and fantasy football to keep my eyes rolling for most of the year, but I am happy to report that the majority of my co-workers love all the same television programming that I do.

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LIGHTNING DUST Share Tiny Desk Concert and Holiday Song

LIGHTNING DUST’s Tiny Desk Concert surfaced this week on NPR.org, with a performance at host Bob Boilen’s desk that featured album tracks “Antonia Jane,” “History,” and “I Knew.” Watch the Tiny Desk Concert below or read the full entry at NPR.org HERE.

In more seasonal news, the band has released a new track, “Ho Ho Ho,” for Mental Beast’s “Eggnog Experience” holiday compilation CD. Listen to the tune at Pitchfork and read more about the compilation HERE.

LIGHTNING DUST Premieres Video for New Single

Yesterday Stereogum premiered the video for “Never Seen,” the second single off LIGHTNING DUST’S Infinite Light. Check out the video directed by Zac Rothman below, or read what Stereogum had to say HERE.

LIGHTNING DUST’S Infinite Light Streaming On NPR Exclusive First Listen, Now Available For Preorder

Vancouver duo LIGHTNING DUST’S sophomore longplayer, Infinite Light, is now streaming in full as an NPR Exclusive First Listen. Amber Webber and Josh Wells, both core members of Black Mountain, have crafted a spacious, cosmic record that delivers on the intensity we’ve all come to love from their two projects.

NPR’s Robin Hilton said of Infinite Light: “…with more orchestrated songs of love and hope, Infinite Light remains somewhat elusive, with a sound that belongs, unmistakably, to Lightning Dust. The arrangements take on pop forms, but the instrumentation still feels remote and detached from the world. Webber’s voice, always the band’s most compelling element, still sounds anguished.”

Stream Infinite Light as an NPR Exclusive First Listen HERE.

Meanwhile, Infinite Light is now available for pre-order HERE.

LIGHTNING DUST Plan Tour With The Cave Singers, Share MP3 Of Never Seen from Forthcoming Infinite Light LP

Are you prepared to cross into the Infinite Light? With each passing day, the sophomore release from Vancouver’s Lightning Dust draws ever more near, ready to envelop you in its lush arrangements and cosmic wash. With Infintie Light (Released August 4), Amber Webber and Josh Wells (core members of Black Mountain) have crafted a psych-pop journey about losing and rediscovering “the light of inspiration.” Now, as they prepare to give Infinite Light unto the world and ready for a September/October tour with spiritual brethren The Cave Singers, Lightning Dust share with you the mp3 for “Never Seen,” a moody deep cut from the album, that brings to mind a dark, electro “Hounds of Love.”

“Never Seen” recently premiered on Stereogum, which said of the track: “…taking it in a gothy, more theatrical direction, Amber Webber chews into the scenery for ‘Never Seen’…and it’s last couple minutes are worthy of Siouxsie Sioux (at least in spirit). ‘Never Seen’ goes in a different, aesthetically linked direction than the Suicide/synth-pop/country anthem overlap of ‘I Knew,’ which bodes well for the collection on a whole.”

Listen to “Never Seen”

In June, Lightning Dust was featured on NPR’s tastemaking All Songs Considered, where host Bob Boilen played Infinite Light’s closing track “Take It Home,” of which Boilen said: “A good number of the songs on the record are piano based, recorded when the duo spent 5 days in a studio with a Steinway; though the arrangements are more lush than their first record. The track I love best is the CDs closing cut, this one feels more like an outtake from an early King Crimson record.” Listen to “Take It Home” on All Songs Considered HERE.

And check out the upcoming tour with The Cave Singers HERE.

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