Fantasy, the new record from Lightning Dust (Amber Webber and Josh Wells of Black Mountain), will be out on Jagjaguwar on June 25th (24th in the UK). Fantasy is Lightning Dust’s third proper full-length album, and it finds its inspiration in skeletal synth pop, modern R&B beats, the films of John Carpenter and — in accordance with Lightning Dust’s only longstanding rule — absolute minimalism.
The core of Fantasy lies as much in the songwriting as in its sonics, and begins with tools familiar to Webber and Wells: her acoustic guitar and his Wurlitzer piano. They worked to distill the arrangements to just the few key elements that were necessary to make the feel right, and through countless hours of labor in The Balloon Factory – their Vancouver studio. the songs found their way to a sonic palette more squarely electronic than either expected.
Lightning Dust will be on tour at the end of June! They’ll perform several dates in Canada, twice at the Pickathon festival, and additional dates up and down the west coast. A full rundown is listed below.
2. Reckless and Wild
5. Fire Me Up
6. Loaded Gun
7. In The City Tonight
8. Fire, Flesh And Bone
10. Never Again
07/24/13 Calgary, AB – Palomino Smokehouse
07/25/13 Edmonton, AB – Brixx
08/01/13 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
08/02/13 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08/04/13 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08/06/13 San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall
08/07/13 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
08/08/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
08/09/13 San Diego, CA – Casbah