Peaking Lights - "Breakdown"

Peaking Lights made a name for themselves with 2011′s wide-ranging 936 and expanded their sound even further on the following year’s Lucifer. In the time since that album’s release, they’ve mainly stuck to remixes, like their transcendent take on Young Galaxy’s “Pretty Boy” or this one for bedroom instrumentalist Arp. The Wisconsin duo has announced a new album, Cosmic Logic, and revealed a new single to go with it. “Breakdown” starts off with bubbly yelps and continues the duo’s refinement of their dub-pop aesthetic — vocals from Indra Dunis provide the fragile refrain: “Breakdown/ I wanna break free of breaking down.” Listen below.

Cosmic Logic is out 10/7 via Weird World.

Comments (3)
  1. I’m not feeling this. In their previous albums, particularly on 936, there was a strong atmosphere. The psychedelic element was high, and it moved the listener to another state of mind. This sample just don’t it at all for me. It’s not because it’s not “dub”, but it’s simply because it’s missing a strong, defined atmosphere. Too many vocals too, they strive for a more pop album, but this takes away what made them unique.

  2. It takes a second to break down and piece together but don’t tell me you can’t hear the piece from 2:09 to 3:04. Were you there? Speaking of ‘atmosphere’

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