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LIGHTNING DUST Jams Infinite Light Cuts For Radio K In-Studio Performance

During a recent visit to Minneapolis, Lightning Dust visited the Radio K (KUOM) for an in-studio session, during which they premiered tunes from forthcoming album Infinite Light (released Aug. 4). Core members Amber Webber and Joshua Wells (of Black Mountain) were joined in the studio and on tour by Ashley Webber (Amber’s sister) singing and playing the bass and Ryan Peters (of Ladyhawk) on drums. Listen to in-studio versions of Infinite Light tracks “I Knew” and “History” on the Radio K site HERE, and ready yourself for a cosmic adventure in the light come Aug. 4.

The good people at Pitchfork did a nice post of the Radio K session on the site’s Forkast HERE.

LIGHTNING DUST Announce Sophomore LP For Jagjaguwar, Offer Up MP3

We are extremely pleased to present the first glimpse of Lightning Dust’s sophomore album for Jagjaguwar, Infinite Light (Released Aug. 4 in the US and Aug. 3 in the UK), an album that ups the ante of the band’s minimalist, self-titled debut and lays to waste any “side project” chatter. There is a light on the other side of the black mountain, and it glows in the hearts of Vancouver duo Amber Webber and Joshua Wells. As Lightning Dust, the pair harness a gentler sound than as founding members of Black Mountain, though this sound is no less loaded with tension and an enviable fluency in the most classic of psych-rock.

While Infinite Light is definitely more layered and lush than previous efforts, Lightning Dust’s minimal aesthetic works well in the economy of musical theater, an influence for the record, wherein each song’s movements aim to be more inspiring than the one before it. And this is suiting in that Infinite Light is a nod to “the light of inspiration” that inspires us to keep dancing, creating and loving in spite of an encroaching darkness. It’s a reminder that what makes the mountains so very, very black is a distant light somewhere on the other side.

First mp3 “I Knew” is a shining example of the fuller, charging sounds of Infinite Light. The song is absolutely shot out of a cannon, driven by the ping/thud pulse and crusty keyboards of Suicide and taken to flight by the Fleetwood Mac chorus your heart belts on the drive home after that first, anxious make-out session. It’s a blazing, triumph of a song that permanently cauterizes any notion of Lightning Dust as a side project.

Listen to “I Knew” HERE.

The band are at the tail-end of a North American tour, which included some opening dates with Bonnie Prince Billy. Check out the remaining dates HERE.

And be on the lookout for upcoming Lightning Dust tours of North America and Europe in support of Infinite Light.

Jagjaguwar’s Pop Montreal Showcase: BLACK MOUNTAIN, SUNSET RUBDOWN, OAKLEY HALL & LIGHTNING DUST

The stars aligned, a bunch of touring routes lined up, and we were thus very fortunate to be able to get four bands very close and dear to our hearts together for one show at Pop Montreal this year. It is happening on Saturday, October 6, at THÉÂTRE NATIONAL (1220 Sainte-Catherine E.) in Montreal, Quebec. And the running order (last to first) with times is as follows:

24:00 Black Mountain
23:00 Sunset Rubdown
22:00 Oakley Hall
21:00 Lightning Dust

We hope very much you can make it out. For more information on how to purchase tickets, etc., please check out Pop Montreal’s website at http://www.popmontreal.com/

Brand new LIGHTNING DUST video

Today is a special day at Jagjaguwar. We have a new Lightning Dust video for the song “Highway” to share with you.

You can check out the new video at the following links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nkjr0xB1rQ

http://www.scjag.com/mp3/jag/highway.mov

New LIGHTNING DUST, MINUS STORY Records Available For Pre-order Now!

These 2 fab new release for June are now available for pre-order at SC Distribution:

Lightning Dust – s/t cd/lp

Amber Webber and Joshua Wells have been playing together for many years as part of Black Mountain. With an abundance of creative energy to spare, the two decided to start a separate project together, that they named Lightning Dust. Committing themselves to a more simplistic approach with Lightning Dust, Webber and Wells also decided to escape the comforts of their familiar instruments and writing styles. On their self-titled debut, minimal and spacious arrangements and a moody, theatrical vocal-style aptly expose the demons, creating songs that creep into your bones with a haunting chill.

Minus Story – My Ion Truss cd/lp

My Ion Truss is Minus Story’s Studio Album. It was recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago with John Congleton (Explosions In the Sky, The Polyphonic Spree). Having a producer behind the controls for the first time allowed them to work more collectively as a band, giving them the freedom to record the primary tracks completely live. It is the closest thing to Minus Story’s cathartic live show that they’ve put to tape to date. The result is an epic & anthemic cross between Pearl Jam, Queen, Brian Eno, and Roxy Music.

Here!

Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

Windows by Angel Olsen

Your Love Is Killing Me by Sharon Van Etten

Coulda Been My Love by Foxygen

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