Peaking Lights have today shared the Robbie Simon-directed animated video for “Everyone and Us”, a highlight from the Los Angeles-base duo’s recently released new album Cosmic Logic. The bubbling, android Naïve Melody of “Everyone And Us” follows the delirious digi-dub of previous single “Breakdown” and heralds the return of the band to Europe for their first string of shows here since 2012.
Watch the video for Peaking Lights – “Everyone and Us” here.
Vivid, nocturnal and sensual, the eleven lean and lithe pop songs of Cosmic Logic follow 2012’s 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.
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 Logicis a record that searches – a beacon in dark times.
“A slick change of direction” – 8/10 NME
“Another intoxicating brew of komische, house, Afrobeat, disco, dub and Asian Pop” – Uncut
“Their hypno-pop still sways to a rhythm entirely of its own” – 4* Q
“A lovely album that doesn’t sound quite like anything else at the moment” – 8.5/10 DJ
“‘Breakdown’, off the upcoming Cosmic Logic, is the most tangible music Peaking Lights have put their name on” – Best New Track, Pitchfork
Aaron and Indra will be playing a handful of rare shows to celebrate the release of Cosmic Logic. Dates below.
23 Oct London, Plastic People (Peaking Lights Sound System DJ) (tickets)
24 Oct Glasgow, CCA (with Jaakko Eino Kalevi) (tickets)
25 Oct Liverpool, Liverpool Music Week (tickets)
28 Oct London, Plan B (tickets)
29 Oct Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg
30 Oct Belgium, Brussels, Beursschouwburg
31 Oct Netherlands, Utrecht, Tivoli
5 Nov Spain, San Sebastian, Dabadaba
6 Nov Spain, Barcelona, Music Hall
7 Nov Spain, Madrid, Joy Eslava
8 Nov Spain, A Coruña, Sala Garufa