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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 Fits, Kurt Vile, and Pure…   Read Story »
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 heavy influence of the Knife. The…   Read Story »
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 new album Fantasy. We've already…   Read Story »
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 that nobody ever expected them to write. With…   Read Story »
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,…   Read Story »
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, they've released two albums of softly…   Read Story »
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, Kurt Vile, Tinawiren, Lykke Li, Best Coast, the Walkmen…   Read Story »
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 first night (along with ATP staples Built To…   Read Story »
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 chews the scenery in song, she's never seen in…   Read Story »
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, Amber Webber chews into the scenery for…   Read Story »