May 31, 2011

Adorned in the sepia shades and black and white schemes of the early Velvet Underground, the Andy Warhol screen tests appear to be the chief inspirations for “Amazing & Wonderful.” Take note Lady Gaga: there is no need to scream “LOOK AT ME, I HAVE READ THE PHILOSOPHY OF ANDY WARHOL TWICE,” unless you take your fans for fools. Then again, when you name your disciples after a Howie Mandel movie….

Midway through, “Amazing & Wonderful” morphs into a Kodachrome Karaoke session. It looks like the sort of thing you expect to happen at Echo Park’s M Dinner House after 3:30 a.m. (RIP), fueled by obscure amphetamines, the power of beards, and a crew of foreigners whose names may or may not contain vowels. Mostly awesome. mostly weird. Peaking Lights’ 936 remains all parts “Amazing & Wonderful.” I actually purchased it with my own money that I made off of screen tests.

Video via The Gorilla in the Mist

Download:
MP3: Peaking Lights-”Tiger Eyes (Laid Back)”
MP3: Peaking Lights-”Key Sparrow”

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