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Preview – Peaking Lights at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver

Peaking Lights press photo

Peaking Lights coming to Vancouver July 27th, 2012

– by Ria Nevada

Vancouver hosts the dubstep and exotica sounds of Peaking Lights this Friday.

The brainchild of Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunes, the band’s Biltmore show is the inaugural stop of their West Coast tour. It’s also an excellent opportunity for Vancouverites to hear the eclectic, groove-worthy songs from the Madison, WI group’s third full-length release, Lucifer (Domino Records).

Unlike the title of the Brooklyn-made record, Lucifer sprouts from less insidious roots. The bright, uplifting, and glossy sounds of tracks like the opener “Moonrise” and the following chillwave, funk-infused “Beautiful Son” were apparently inspired by the birth of the husband-and-wife duo’s child, Mikko. These songs are just a small sampling of the intricate percussive and synth-filled tracks that comprise the hypnotizing album.

It is a collection of positive vibes and hope. As Coyes himself put it, “There was a new approach to recording our rhythms and we were able to see through many more influences. To us this record is about play and playfulness, unconditional love, rhythms and pulses, creation and vibration. We are really happy to share these recordings!”

Attendees can expect to bounce along to the heavy bass tracks in the intimate setting and feed off the deeply spiritual themes of their music.

Watch – Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out, an 11-minute documentary on Peaking Lights:


Ria Nevada

About Ria Nevada

Ria Nevada is a self-proclaimed pop culture junkie who can quote any early ’90s sitcom or made-for-TV movie, from Parker Lewis Can’t Lose to Frogs. This July she'll be leaving Vancouver for Australia, where she'll study for her Masters in Publishing and Communications.
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