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After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix — MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. — in March we finally came upon a solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

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Photos: Pickathon 2013

This past weekend, the yearly roots-influenced music festival Pickathon took place at the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, just outside of Portland. Feist, Divine…
Stereogum | August 5, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Lightning Dust – “Loaded Gun” Video

On their new album Fantasy, the Black Mountain side project Lightning Dust move unexpectedly toward synthpop, and the single "Loaded Gun," in particular, carries the…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2013 - 11:22 am
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Lightning Dust – “Loaded Gun”

Lightning Dust, the side-project duo of Black Mountain members Amber Webber and Joshua Wells, go for synthetic textures instead of their old psych-folk on their…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2013 - 10:59 am
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Lightning Dust – “Diamond” Video

The Vancouver duo Lightning Dust is a side project of the great Black Mountain, and their new single "Diamond" is the romantic soft-focus new-wave jam…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2013 - 12:41 pm

Lightning Dust – “Diamond”

Amber Webber and Joshua Wells are both members of the great Vancouver mystic riff rock troupe Black Mountain, and with their side project Lightning Dust,…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2013 - 12:17 pm

End Of The Road Festival 2011 In Photos

Last week, the UK’s Larmer Tree Gardens hosted a hilariously deep bill for the End Of The Road Festival, a lineup that featured Joanna Newsom,…
Corban Goble | September 7, 2011 - 10:39 am
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ATP 2010: Curated By Matt Groening @ Butlin’s Holiday Centre, Minehead, UK

This past weekend was the Matt Groening-curated ATP, which went down in Butlins, Minehead, UK. Iggy Pop and Toumani Diabate were the highlights of the…
jessica | May 10, 2010 - 6:07 pm

New Lightning Dust Video – “Never Seen” (Stereogum Premiere)

Amber Webber's quavering siren moan steals every moment of "Never Seen," the second single from Lightning Dust's lovely Infinite Light LP. But while she chew…
Amrit Singh | September 21, 2009 - 10:01 am
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New Lightning Dust – “Never Seen”

Locating the downcast, dark tone of her sister Ashley's VU-esque "While We Were Dreaming" vocal turn, but taking it in a gothy, more theatrical direction,…
brandon | June 30, 2009 - 9:42 am
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New Lightning Dust – “I Knew”

Last year was the year of Black Mountain; this is the year of BM's spawn. The Vancouver band's best-known alternate collective, Pink Mountaintops, delivered it…
Amrit Singh | May 27, 2009 - 9:49 am
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New Lightning Dust Video – “Highway”

Black Mountaineers Amber Webber and Joshua Wells present the first clip from their self-titled Jagjaguwar respite from psych rock with this here vid for “Highway.”…
Stereogum | August 8, 2007 - 1:39 pm
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New Lightning Dust – “Listened On”

Still in love with Black Mountain's contribution to the Spider-Man 3 soundtrack "Stay Free," so any BM news is good news. So with a laurel…
Stereogum | May 29, 2007 - 2:07 pm
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