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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!

LIGHTNING DUST (Amber & Josh from BLACK MOUNTAIN) Touring With CAVE SINGERS

Being cave singers themselves (see the full description of their upcoming new album HERE, it is only natural that Lightning Dust will be touring North America in June with their good friends The Cave Singers.

06/20/07 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s Crystal Ballroom w/ Cave Singers
06/21/07 Bellingham, WA – Chiribins w/ Cave Singers
06/23/07 Portland, OR – Dunes w/ Cave Singers
06/24/07 Eugene, OR – Sam Bond’s Garage w/ The Cave Singers
06/26/07 Santa Cruz, CA – The Attic w/ Cave Singers
06/27/07 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill w/ Cave Singers
06/28/07 Fresno, CA – Tokyo Garden w/ Cave Singers
06/29/07 Los Angeles, CA – El Cid w/ The Cave Singers
06/30/07 Los Angeles, CA – 6th St. Warehouse w/ Cave Singers + Darker My Love
07/01/07 San Diego, CA – Casbah w/ Cave Singers

Also, you can now check out, for the first time, a free MP3 of the Lightning Dust song “Listened On”, which is on their debut record, at: http://www.scjag.com/mp3/jag/listenedon.mp3.

LIGHTNING DUST is Amber Webber and Joshua Wells, who have been playing together for many years as part of BLACK MOUNTAIN. They’ve toured the world and have played impenetrable space-rock to the unlikeliest of audiences. With an abundance of creative energy to spare, the two decided to start a separate project together.

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 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.

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark by Moonface
Byegone by Volcano Choir

North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten

Real People by Small Black

Angel Olsen
Atlanta, GA - The Earl

S. Carey
Milwaukee, WI - Club Garibaldi  w/ White Hinterland

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