Peaking Lights Announce New ‘Lucifer’ Album, Spark Mixtape Series

Peaking Lights (Photo: David Black)

In what’s quickly becoming a crowded spring release schedule for Mexican Summer, Peaking Lights have lined up their latest LP for a June 19th release. Inspired in part by their recent move to L.A. and the birth of the married couple’s son Mikko, Lucifer was self-produced during a month-long Brooklyn session with engineer Al Carlson (Oneohtrix Point Never, Yeasayer, Ford & Lopatin).

“To us this record is about play and playfulness, unconditional love, rhythms and pulses, creation and vibration,” Aaron Coyes–who’s rounded out by Indra Dunis in the groove-locked duo–said in a press statement.

As for how that evil title of theirs may fit into the album’s sound, Coyes added, “All of our record titles have come to us in dreams, daydreams and epiphanies. Lucifer sat so strong with us. It means ‘Venus, bearer of light’ and is the first sign of the sunrise. There are some major astrological and astronomical events involving Venus in this year of 2012.”

Have an early listen below by sampling the first installment in a planned series of mixtapes that sneak new songs in with some of Peaking Lights’ favorite influences. Kind of like the exclusive s/t tape they shared last year…

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