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Track of the Week: “Beautiful Son” by Peaking Lights

Peaking Lights

Peaking LightsBy Max Johnson

Peaking Lights, the enigmatic, Wisconsin-based, husband-and-wife dub pop duo, are getting winding up for their new record, Lucifer. Their last record, 2011’s wonderfully trippy and critically-acclaimed 936, is a tough album to follow-up on, but with their new single “Beautiful Son,” they sound like they’re on the right track. Lyrically, it’s an ode to their 1-year old son, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Retaining the heavily reverbed, sun-warped tone they’re known for, there’s also a new-found maturity to their songwriting that doesn’t temper their sonic explorations, as burbling synths play with a blues guitar riff throughout the song.

Look out for Lucifer on June 19th, when it’s released by Mexican Summer.