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This weekend, the Brooklyn-based record label Mexican Summer will celebrate five years in business with a two-day, indoor-outdoor festival featuring label artists, alumni, and friends at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Red Hook. With a lineup that spans from living legends (Spiritualized, Ariel Pink) to underground mainstays (No Joy, the Fresh &… More »

I haven’t been charting it or anything, but I’ve been writing these lists for the better part of a year now, and despite a few slow weeks, they seem to get better all the time. So here’s something to chew on: We could be living through a new golden era of the music video, even… More »

Hey, everybody, it’s that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How’s your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the Austin institution grows larger and larger, with more and more high-level acts (ahem) interjecting themselves into the fray, there’s still plenty of room for the groups that are just starting… More »

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Stream Sinkane x Peaking Lights Mean Dub

Last year Sinkane released Mean Love, a deeply personal album steeped in heavy grooves. Now the experimental electronic duo Peaking Lights has further accentuated the…
Chris DeVille | August 10, 2015 - 4:34 pm

Peaking Lights – “Everyone And Us” Video

Hazy dub-pop duo Peaking Lights released their Cosmic Logic album a couple of weeks ago, and now they've made a video for the sunny, fizzy…
Tom Breihan | October 22, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Stream Peaking Lights Cosmic Logic

The L.A.-via-Wisconsin married duo Peaking Lights started out making hazy digital dub, and they’ve kept that stoned and bleary time-bending sensibility even as their music…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2014 - 9:16 am

David Byrne’s Luaka Bop Holding 25th Anniversary Events In NYC Elevator Museum, Old-School Italian Restaurant, Karaoke Bar

David Byrne's Luaka Bop label is turning 25 sometime soon (the label admits they don't know exactly when it began -- "some time in the…
James Rettig | September 30, 2014 - 10:15 pm

Peaking Lights – “Everyone And Us”

Peaking Lights got the Cosmic Logic promotional cycle off to a good start with the jittery tropical electro-pop jam "Breakdown." The album's second single, "Everyone…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2014 - 11:59 am

Peaking Lights – “Breakdown” Video

A little while back, the dubbed-out electronic pop duo announced the release of their new album Cosmic Logic by sharing first single "Breakdown," a drifting,…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Photos: Woodsist Festival Pioneertown 2014

This past weekend brought the Pioneertown edition of the Woodsist Festival, now in its second year. The label delivered several bands to the Southern California…
Miles Bowe | August 18, 2014 - 1:20 pm

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…
James Rettig | August 18, 2014 - 10:21 am

Photos: Austin Psych Fest 2014

This past weekend Austin Psych Fest hosted a ton of great bands that generally would fall under the umbrella of being psychedelic. That is a…
Miles Bowe | May 5, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Watch Miley Cyrus Cover “Yoshimi” With The Flaming Lips And Turn OutKast’s “Hey Ya!” Into A Country Ballad

Miley Cyrus has long been a fan of the Flaming Lips. She's been tweeting their lyrics for years and has called Wayne Coyne one of…
Scott Lapatine | February 23, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Arp – “Gravity (Peaking Lights Remix)”

Arp, aka bedroom composer Alexis Georgopoulos, just released an album called MORE that forgoes his former synthetic tendencies for a tactile combo of piano, cello,…
Chris DeVille | October 11, 2013 - 11:26 am

Young Galaxy – “Pretty Boy (Peaking Lights Remix)”

When the Wisconsin duo Peaking Lights remixes a track, they usually slather on a few layers of dubby synth-haze. But in reworking the Montreal band…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Merchandise @ Sonos Studio, Los Angeles 1/24/13

From a New Yorker-in-January's point of view, the Sonos Studio's single biggest attribute is that it is in La Brea, which is a place where…
Amrit Singh | January 25, 2013 - 12:54 pm

Win Tickets To See Merchandise In LA, Presented By Stereogum

Next Thursday 1/24, SPIN Music Group, Stereogum, and Sonos Studio present Unmuted, featuring a performance by Stereogum40 alums Merchandise in an intimate Los Angeles gallery…
Scott Lapatine | January 17, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Peaking Lights – “Beautiful Dub” Video

Earlier this month, Wisconsin production duo Peaking Lights released Lucifer In Dub, an album of dubbed-out versions of tracks from their already-trippy 2012 LP Lucifer.
Tom Breihan | December 17, 2012 - 11:33 am

Peaking Lights – “Cosmick Dub”

Everything that Wisconsin duo Peaking Lights do is, more or less, a dub edit of itself. But later this year, the group is planning to…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2012 - 12:34 pm

TEEN – “Sleep Is Noise (Peaking Lights Remix)”

In Limbo, the debut album from Brooklyn BTW TEEN, is full of fractal, kraut-damaged space-pop. And as it happens, its swirling rhythmic grace makes for…
Tom Breihan | September 27, 2012 - 11:26 am

Peaking Lights – “Dream Beat” Video

It's their song and some version of their gauzy lens-flare aesthetic, but the married Wisconsin dub duo Peaking Lights only make a quick cameo in…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2012 - 12:49 pm