They return! Los Angeles duo Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis, AKA Peaking Lights will release new album Cosmic Logic through Weird World on October 6th 2014.
Listen to first single “Breakdown” and experience the album’s art interactively here.
Vivid, nocturnal and sensual, the eleven lean and lithe pop songs of Cosmic Logic follow 2012’s much-lauded Lucifer and are another progression in the band’s ever-evolving sound; their free-wheeling, far-reaching production and mesmeric, mantra-like songwriting pushing into brighter, bolder spaces than ever before.
Coyes Engineered and Produced “Cosmic Logic” in the band’s newly built Los Angeles studio, designing many of the luminous sounds used himself over the eighteen months of its making. The record was Mixed by Matt Thornley (DFA, LCD Soundsystem) at C’mpny Studios in LA in the spring of 2014.
Even in an era where omnivorous consumption and assimilation of different cultures has become almost common place in pop, there remains something special about the depth and passion of Coyes and Dunis’s musical knowledge as evident on Cosmic Logic.
It’s a record where a loving homage to ‘Der Song von Mandelay’ – the first song on The Flying Lizards’ debut album (opening track “Infinite Trips”), The Carpenters re-interpretation of 70’s prog rockers Klaatu (the interplanetary groove of “Telephone Call”) and the deliriously catchy digi-dub of lead single “Breakdown” all coalesce with elements of Jamaican digital dancehall, Cosmic Italo, Chicago house and acid house, Afrobeat and Zamrock, early west coast hip-hop and disco boogie crossover into something both instantly recognisable and delightfully alien. Looking both to other cultures and the cosmos for inspiration, Cosmic Logic is a record that searches – a beacon in dark times.
Or, as Coyes puts it — “Peaking Lights’ whole thing has always been based on an idea of ‘Fucked Modern Pop but exactly what that is, we don’t know…we’re still trying to figure that out.”
- Infinite Trips
- Telephone Call
- Hypnotic Hustle
- Everyone and Us
- Little Light
- Eyes To Sea
- Bad With The Good
- New Grrrls
- Tell Me Your Song
Cosmic Logic will be available on CD (Weird033CD), deluxe LP including a limited edition bonus 12”, featuring two exclusive remixes by Peaking Lights (Weird033LPX) and digital download (Weird033D). You can pre-order ‘Cosmic Logic’ via Weird World or iTunes.