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Tuesday 20 February 2024

Wish We Were Together

I have a list of new music to write about that fills a page of my notebook and as I work my way through it, more new music arrives. This is a good thing, the endless rush of new sounds and songs, constant motion and novelty. This one arrived in my inbox a couple of days ago, new from Peaking Lights, a song called Mental. You can buy the download here

Mental is a tumbling cascade of psyche pop, spiralling keys and guitars over primitive 60s drums and the voice of singer Indra Dunis, the space and echo of dub but with the day glo hues of psychedelia. Indra and husband Aaron Coyes started out in Wisconsin, went to Los Angeles, then to Amsterdam and are now back in California. There is something very Californian about this song to me- at least it seems so to me, someone who admittedly has never been to California. 

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