Writing about a band like Peaking Lights is terminally tricky. They channel ineffable emotions and vibrations that don’t easily lend themselves to concrete language. More likely they send you sprawling towards adjectives that make your prose style look like an 8-year old describing an Easter Egg hunt. It took me all night to write two introductory paragraphs that I was halfway satisfied with in my Peaking Lights feature for Ad Hoc. So no need for redundancy. I also waxed fauxlosophical in my latest appearance on the Mary Anne Hobbs show, which I’m posting below.
Peaking Lights’ latest album, Lucifer, was released yesterday on Mexican Summer. It’s very good and a worthy successor to last year’s supernaturally excellent 936. To celebrate, Aaron and Indra to took over Gorilla Vs. Bear yesterday and dropped more gems than Mobb Deep circa Hell on Earth. (Yes, we’re keeping with the devil theme all day today). You should check it out, buy the album, download the mixtapes below the jump, and stay trippy.
MP3: Mary Anne Hobbs — Music Response Podcast #34 ft. Michael Kiwanuka, Paul Smith of Maximo Park, & Jeff Weiss (Left-Click)