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Peaking Lights – “Beautiful Son”

The married Wisconsin dub duo Peaking Lights will drop their new album Lucifer next month, and we’ve already posted the early track “Lo Hi.” The latest track we’ve heard is a blissed-out six-minute song called “Beautiful Son” — presumably a song for their one-year-old baby Mikko. As a father, it’s pretty awesome to hear two… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 11, 2012 - 11:27 am

Nite Jewel – “One Second Of Love (Peaking Lights One Love Remix)”

One Second Of Love” is the title track and first single from California dark-synthpopper Nite Jewel’s new album. Wisconsin dub duo Peaking Lights, who have their new new album Lucifer coming soon (check out first single “Lo Hi“), have remixed the track, stretching out its blissed-out melodies like taffy and making it sound even more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 19, 2012 - 10:35 am

Peaking Lights – “Lo Hi”

Married Wisconsin dub duo Peaking Lights have a new album called Lucifer coming out in June, and they’ve already posted a mix of album tracks and influences. Today, we get to hear “Lo Hi,” the LP’s first single. It’s a spaced-out seven-minute reggae track with an evocative vocal from Indra Dunis and a few Blue… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 18, 2012 - 11:13 am

Preview Peaking Lights Lucifer

Last year, the married Wisconsin synth-dub duo Peaking Lights broke out with their album 936. They’re already planning to unleash the self-produced follow-up album Lucifer on us this summer. And to give us some idea how the new album will sound, they’ve put together a new 72-minute mix that combines clips from tracks that’ll appear… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2012 - 11:21 am

The 25 Bands We’re Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012

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 »

By: Stereogum / March 9, 2012 - 11:24 am

Peaking Lights – “Westbound”

The baby-toting Wisconsin dub duo Peaking Lights are just now finishing a breakout year, in which they dropped both the much-liked 936 album and, um, a baby. And on a recent BBC session with Maida Vale, the duo debuted the new song “Westbound,” a reaching-for-infinity electro rumble that sounds like what might’ve happened if Gang… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2011 - 11:28 am

Peaking Lights – “Hey Sparrow” Video

Today, Madison, WI husband/wife duo Peaking Lights unleash a verdant video for 936 standout “Hey Sparrow.” Check out the Cam Archer-directed video down below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 28, 2011 - 12:34 pm

Peaking Lights – “Marshmallow Yellow/Amazing & Wonderful” (Main Attrakionz Remix)”

The married Wisconsin dub duo Peaking Lights will soon release a new remix EP, and one of the contributions comes from the spaced-out Oakland rap duo Main Attrakionz, who combine two Peaking Lights tracks, “Marshmallow Yellow” and “Amazing & Wonderful,” and add some of their trademark druggy-but-passionate verses to the track. Download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2011 - 2:05 pm

Ford & Lopatin – “I Surrender (Peaking Lights Bass Ship Remix)”

When two spacey, psychedelic home-electronic production duos get together, it stands to reason that the results should be extra-spacey and extremely psychedelic, right? In this case, anyway, that turns out to be true, as the dub-inflected Wisconsin duo Peaking Lights have given a super-woozy and bass-heavy remix to “I Surrender,” a track from synth-addled Brookly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 12, 2011 - 5:44 pm

Smith Westerns – “End Of The Night (Peaking Lights Remix)”

The Wisconsin production duo Peaking Lights have remixed “End Of The Night,” a languid glam-rock jam from Smith Westerns’ recent album Dye It Blonde. In their hands, it’s a vaguely peppy lo-fi dub track. As remixes go, it keeps big parts of the original intact while still finding ways to change the song drastically. Stream… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 22, 2011 - 11:00 am

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011

Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year. The idea of a “new” band is a pretty nebulous one, since many of the kids we listed were probably planning out their musical ventures in their basements since they… More »

By: Stereogum / September 13, 2011 - 12:26 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2011

The March edition of our Monthly Mix series runs the gamut from South London mixtape hip-hop, to lady-baiting R&B, pop, to lady-fronted arpeggiated-vocal ukulele/sax funk. Or at least it runs that gamut within its first three tracks. There are plenty of collaborations (the lead harmonizers from Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear, harmonizing; PS I Love… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 10, 2011 - 3:09 pm
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